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.
Wayside Furniture, 1367 Canton Road, Springfield Township, will match donations to selected charities during its After Thanksgiving Giving Event today through Monday. The company will match individual donations up to $100 that are brought to the store, until total donations reach $100,000. Cash donations cannot be accepted.
A list of qualifying charities is at www.wayside-furniture.com/adpage.aspx.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Rescue Animal Mp3 Project will benefit from a holiday open house and fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at Holistic Pet Therapy Center, 7211 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Township. The organization provides pet shelters with Mp3 players loaded with calming music to help animals cope with stress.
The event will include healing energy sessions for pets and their owners, CleverPup101 training sessions, goodies to taste and buy and the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts. Appointments are required for the sessions at 330-266-2500.
Summit County Children Services, 264 S. Arlington St., Akron, OH 44306-1399, responds to calls of child abuse and neglect. It is seeking donations of new, reasonably priced toys for its Holiday Toy Room, where grandparents and other caregivers in need can choose gifts for the children in their care.
For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.