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.
Inner-City Hope Youth Crisis Mission, which collects clothing for Akron children who have experienced crises, is holding a Swap It! event to collect and recycle children’s winter clothing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at Akron Fitness Center, 220 S. Balch St.
For every two winter items a participant brings, he or she will receive one ticket to swap for an equal item. Another ticket will be given to a family with children in need.
Clothing must be gently used and clean with no stains, tears, nonworking zippers or missing buttons.
More information is on the group’s Facebook page.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, 889 Jonathan Ave., Akron, OH 44306-3606, seeks to build character in young people through programs that help them succeed in school, stay healthy, learn important life skills, pursue interests in the arts and sports and explore vocational choices.
The organization needs volunteers to wrap gifts from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in preparation for its Holiday for Kids event. Minimum age is 16, or 14 with adult supervision.
To volunteer, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.
The Women’s Board of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County is collecting household and personal items through Dec. 7 for its annual Christmas Bags of Love program for families in need.
Items needed include laundry detergent, soap, dish detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, paper products and diapers.
Items may be dropped off at Catholic Charities, 812 Biruta St., Akron.
Monetary donations are also welcome. Checks may be made payable to Women’s Board of CCCS/SC and mailed to Anne MacWherter, 34 Lake Forest Drive, Hudson, OH 44236.
For information, call Mary Kase, 330-762-2961, ext. 232.