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.
Christmas Shoebox Campaign, a project of Akron Girl Scouts and New Horizons Christian Church, is collecting shoeboxes filled with personal hygiene items and small gifts for women, men and children living at area shelters.
Donors are asked to select an age group and gender of a recipient and fill a shoebox with appropriate small items. Hygiene items are the primary need, but a greeting card, toys, games, books, socks, hats or gloves may be added. The donor is asked to wrap the box and lid separately, write the gender and age group on a tag and attach the tag to the lid.
Shoeboxes can be dropped off from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 8 or 15 at New Horizons Christian Church, 290 Darrow Road, Akron.
A list of suggested items, a breakdown of age groups and other details can be found at www.akrongirlscouts.org.
For more information, contact April Wortman at 330-760-2142 or email@example.com.
Fathers and Sons of Northeast Ohio, 19 N. High St., Akron, OH 44308, provides fatherhood education classes to help facilitate reunification of fathers with their minor children; provides mentoring, spiritual support and grief recovery assistance for men who have criminal backgrounds or drug or alcohol abuse; and operates a veterans sober house.
The organization is seeking donations of money, gift cards, Metro bus passes and a passenger vehicle, van or work truck.