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.
Kidney Foundation of Summit County, 750 Lafayette Drive, Akron, OH 44303, helps kidney patients who need assistance with prescriptions, utility bills, transportation to dialysis and education.
The organization is seeking monetary donations. Checks may be mailed.
For more information, call 330-864-1236 or email email@example.com.
Interfaith Caregivers Program, 50 N. Prospect St., Akron, OH 44304, brings together volunteers of many faiths to help people with long-term health needs maintain their independence.
It is seeking volunteers to provide services primarily to homebound elderly people. Those services may include shopping for groceries, providing rides to medical appointments, doing light housework, running errands and providing companionship through visits or phone calls, as well as providing respite care for the primary caregivers.
Volunteers will receive training and can volunteer as their schedules permit.
In addition, the program needs monetary donations and volunteers to assist with administrative duties and fundraising. Checks made payable to Interfaith Caregivers may be mailed, and donations can also be made online at www.fiaakron.org.
For information, call Sandy Alexander at 330-922-1900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beacon Journal Charity Fund Inc., 333 S. Main St., Suite 319, Akron, OH 44308, helps provide orthodontic treatment for needy children who are not eligible for assistance from other public or private organizations. It also funds the Dr. Milton Rubin Oral Health Education Program for third-graders in the Akron and Summit County schools.
The organization is seeking monetary donations. For information, call Judy Burkett, 330-253-7700.