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.
Lift Up Ministries, 1041 Frederick Blvd., Suite B, Akron, OH 44320-2609, helps build and repair handicap ramps and does small repairs for elderly, low-income and physically disabled people. It also help churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations.
The organization is seeking donations of money, building materials and building tools. For information, contact the Rev. Mark R. Williamson Sr. at 330-671-4121 or LUM@liftupministries.org.
Lift Up Ministries’ website is www.liftupministries.org.
Guardians Advocating Child Safety and Protection, 53 University Ave., fourth floor, Akron, OH 44308, is a proactive nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a safer environment for children.
GASP needs volunteers for a variety of tasks, such as participating in programs designed to protect children from dangerous situations, helping at fingerprinting/ID events, observing in court at the sentencing of sex offenders, educating children and parents at events and searching for missing children.
It also needs volunteers to help with fundraising and the marketing of GASP.
First Night Akron is seeking volunteers for the 17th annual New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Akron.
Volunteers are admitted free to all performances and sites before or after their shifts. They must attend one of two orientation training sessions.