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.
The Way Out Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 784, Uniontown, OH 44685, ministers to inmates by leading worship services, holding Bible studies, counseling inmates and providing after-care mentoring. The ministry is collecting Christmas gift bags for inmates in Summit, Stark, Portage and Cuyahoga counties.
A brochure with guidelines on filling the gift bags is in the Newsletters section of www.thewayoutministry.org. The bags may be dropped off at the ministry’s Big Bag Event, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the gym behind Parkside Church, 4520 S. Arlington Road, Green.
The ministry is also accepting monetary donations before Dec. 13 to buy items for gift bags, and it’s seeking volunteers to assemble and inspect the bags. Monetary donations can be mailed or made online.
For information, contact Lynne at 330-848-0454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA of Canton Inc., 231 Sixth St. NE, Canton, OH 44702, serves homeless women, children and families through its homeless shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. It also has two large, inner-city child care centers for low-income children.
The YWCA is seeking donations of these items:
• For residents of its women’s homeless shelter: toiletries, towels, washcloths, cookware, bake ware, laundry detergent and canned or packaged food.
• For those moving into transitional or permanent housing: furniture, linens, towels, small appliances, baby items, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, tissues and paper towels.
• For its child care centers: diapers, diaper wipes, baby bottles, sippy cups, underwear for children, gloves, hats and scholarship money to help with child care payments.
Donations are accepted from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays. Furniture can be picked up from a limited area.
For information, call Dee Krauter at 330-453-7644 or visit www.ywcacanton.org.