People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The list ends New Year’s Day, but the charities’ needs do not. Please consider supporting the causes of your choice throughout the year.
Information about People Helping People and a list of causes already published can be found at www.ohio.com/charity.
Mobile Meals Inc., 1063 S. Broadway, Akron, OH 44311, provides hot and frozen meals, supplements and nutrition education to individuals of all ages who are at nutritional risk.
The organization seeks monetary donations in any amount. Donors are encouraged to participate in its Adopt-A-Senior program by giving these suggested amounts: $750 to provide meals for a senior for one year, $375 to provide meals for six months, $185 to provide meals for three months or $60 to provide meals for one month.
Contributions may be made by mail or at www.mobilemealsinc.org.
Mobile Meals also needs volunteers to deliver meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Meals are picked up at a number of convenient locations, and each volunteer delivers to 10 to 15 households.
For information, contact Phil Marcin at 330-376-7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interfaith Caregivers Program, 50 N. Prospect St., Akron, OH 44304, brings together volunteers of many faiths to help people with long-term health needs maintain their independence.
It is seeking volunteers to provide services primarily to homebound elderly people. Those services may include shopping for groceries, providing rides to medical appointments, doing light housework, running errands and providing companionship through visits or phone calls, as well as providing respite care for the primary caregivers.
Volunteers will receive training and can volunteer as their schedules permit.
In addition, the program needs monetary donations and volunteers to assist with administrative duties and fundraising. Checks made payable to Interfaith Caregivers may be mailed, and donations can also be made online at www.fiaakron.org.
For information, call Sandy Alexander at 330-922-1900 or email email@example.com.