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.
MCC Connections, 4080 Kidron Road, P.O. Box 19, Kidron, OH 44636, is a not-for-profit thrift shop raising funds for the relief, service and development work of the Mennonite Central Committee around the world. The shop strives to provide quality, affordable clothing and household items.
It is seeking the following:
• Donations of clothing, kitchen items, furniture, toys, plants, bedding, books, collectibles and antiques. Items should be clean, good quality and salable. Donations are accepted during store hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and until 8 p.m. Thursdays).
• Volunteers to process donations and prepare items for sale.
Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County, 812 Biruta St., Akron, OH 44307, provides programs to improve the lives of youth and families, older adults, people with developmental disabilities and those needing assistance meeting basic needs.
The organization is seeking donations of money and items for its recreational respite program for people with developmental disabilities, including board games, Wii games, magazines, puzzles and art supplies. A donation of $350 provides a full weekend of respite to a family, $150 provides one full day of respite and $50 provides one hour of nursing care for participants.
Donations may be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.