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.
Soups On, 2220 Second St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, provides warm meals to those in need, including a short chapel service for those who request it; mentors other area churches willing to start meal programs; and provides deliveries from area stores to charities.
The organization seeks the following:
• Adult volunteers to help serve meals.
• An adult to serve as a substitute driver, picking up and delivering food to area charities on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The volunteer must have a van, SUV or covered pickup truck.
• High school students who wish to do community service.
• Area stores interested in becoming partners with the program.
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.