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People Helping People — Nov. 26

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.

Akron PeaceMakers, 166 S. High St. Akron, OH 44308, is an anti-crime and youth civic program that teaches Akron youth about their government, community organizations and police. The program seeks to promote peace and develop young people into role models for their peers.

The program is seeking donations of new hats, gloves and scarves for its Hugs N’ Gloves Event on Saturday. The items will be distributed to children in grades K-12.

Items can be dropped off during regular library hours at the North Hill library branch, 183 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron. Deadline is noon Saturday.

For information, contact Willa Keith at 330-472-2493 or willa.keith@gmail.com.

The organization’s website is www.akronpeacemakers.org.

Akron Canton Regional Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307, provides food and other essential items to more than 500 hunger-relief programs in eight counties. It is running its annual Hunger-Free Families campaign through Dec. 31.

Here are some ways donors can support the campaign:

• Make a Cyber Monday donation at www.akroncantonfoodbank.org. Monday is Double Your Dollar Day, when a Canton-area family will match all online donations.

• Join the inaugural Selfless Elf 5K run Dec. 21. Details are at www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/selfless-elf.aspx.

• Make a donation at one of the businesses listed at www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/hff.aspx.

For more information, call 330-535-6900.




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