People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The Beacon Journal has not investigated these causes, so donors should verify their worthiness and the tax-deductibility of contributions. A link to a form for submitting requests to People Helping People can be found at www.ohio.com/charity, along with tips on researching charities and a list of causes already published.
Questions about submitting information? Call Mary Beth Breckenridge, 330-996-3756.
Good Neighbors, headquartered at 1453 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, OH 44305, provides groceries and clothing to the needy families at seven locations in the Akron area. In 2011 it provided food to more than 50,000 individuals.
The organization is asking for volunteers and donations of money and food.
Hattie Larlham’s Constant Companions, 1402 Boettler Road, Suite A, Uniontown, OH 44685, teaches people with disabilities how to nurture domestic animals in an effort to improve the participants’ physical and emotional health and improve their quality of life.
The program is seeking volunteers and donations of animal supplies such as cat food, cat treats, cat litter, cat toys, cat trees, rabbit and guinea pig food, hay and tropical fish food; cleaning supplies such as paper towels, hand soap, dish soap, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, facial tissues and window cleaner; craft supplies such as markers, crayons, paper, coloring books, glue and beads; children’s books and movies; and holiday decorations.
Donations may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Starting Over Airedale Rescue, 178 Water St., Wadsworth, OH 44281, saves, rehabilitates and finds homes for abandoned and abused Airedale terriers. SOAR is asking for pet store gift cards and gas cards. It also needs foster homes and volunteers to transport the Airedales.