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 Long Haul Against Hunger food drive is collecting money and nonperishable food for the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Plaza at Chapel Hill, 500 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls.
The event is sponsored by the food bank, WKDD (98.1-FM) and WHOF (101.7-FM).
Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit & Medina Counties, 759 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44303, provides emergency shelter, advocacy and education in an effort to break the cycle of abuse and help promote peace in every family. The shelter is seeking the following:
• Donors to “adopt” families by providing a complete holiday. Donors will receive first names, sizes and gift ideas for the family members.
• Donations of items for use at the shelter, such as pots and pans, dishes, drinking glasses, silverware, bake ware, small appliances, single sheets, comforters, pillows, laundry soap, household cleaning supplies, trash bags, diapers, batteries, light bulbs, clock radios, toilet paper and other paper products.
• Donations of items that can be used as gifts for families entering shelter the week of Christmas, or the following week, who have not been adopted. Suggested items are pajamas, socks, slippers, sweatshirts, sweatpants, crafts, phone cards, store gift cards and surprise items.
• Donations of boxed products, meat and other food to stock the shelter’s pantry, or foods for Thanksgiving dinner for the 160 people staying at the shelter.
For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.