People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The list ends New Years 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.

Park Little Shepherd Preschool, 2308 24th St. SW, Akron, OH 44314, makes preschool available to children at low or no cost and provides activities for elementary-school children on scheduled days off from the public schools. It also provides families with support and encouragement in a compassionate Christian environment.

The preschool is seeking monetary donations to help keep its Subsidized Sliding Scale Tuition Assistance Program available to as many families as possible. It also needs donations of craft materials, used ink cartridges, Acme Community Cash Back receipts, Labels for Education, old cellphones and Box Tops For Education.

Donations may be dropped off or mailed.

For information, call 330-745-8950 or email parkls@sbcglobal.net.

Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County, 705 Oakwood St., Ravenna, OH 44266, is a youth mentoring program that provides children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one relationships. The organization needs the following:

People 18 and older to serve as mentors, volunteering 12 hours a month for one year.

Volunteers to serve on the organizations advisory board, which meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at its office.

Funding to provide group activities for volunteers and children.

Contact Andrea Neidert at 330-296-6655 or andrea.neidert@bbsportage.org. The organizations website is www.bbsportage.org.