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 Salvation Army of Summit County, 190 S. Maple St., Akron, OH 44302-1603, preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ and meets human needs in his name without discrimination. The organization is seeking volunteers to interview and sign up clients for Christmas assistance. Minimum age is 18. To volunteer, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.
Operation Christmas Child is collecting shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items through Nov. 19. The boxes are given to needy children overseas by Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and evangelism organization. Packed shoe boxes may be dropped off at these sites:
• New Hope Christian Fellowship, 1157 Riverside Drive, Akron, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday; 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Nov. 18; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19.
• Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro St., Hudson, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 18; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19.
• Bethany Mennonite Church, 3497 Edison St. NE, Hartville, 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 3- 5 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 18; and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 19.
• Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Road, Sharon Township, 3-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 6-9 p.m. Wednesday; 3-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19.
• Crossroads Community Church, 700 Gates St., Doylestown, 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday; 6-8 p.m. Thursday; 1-3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18 ; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19.
You can search for additional collection sites at www.samaritanspurse.org.