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

Kidney Foundation of Summit County, 750 Lafayette Drive, Akron, OH 44303, helps kidney patients who need assistance with prescriptions, utility bills, transportation to dialysis and education.

The organization is seeking monetary donations. Checks may be mailed.

For more information, call 330-864-1236 or email

MCC Connections, 4080 Kidron Road, P.O. Box 19, Kidron, OH 44636, is a not-for-profit thrift shop raising funds for the relief, service and development work of the Mennonite Central Committee around the world. The shop strives to provide quality, affordable clothing and household items.

It is seeking the following:

• Donations of clothing, kitchen items, furniture, toys, plants, bedding, books, collectibles and antiques. Items should be clean, good quality and salable. Donations are accepted during store hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and until 8 p.m. Thursdays).

• Volunteers to process donations and prepare items for sale.

For more information, call Virgil, Cindy or Jenny at 330-857-7802 or email The store’s website is

Here’s Hope Horse Farm, 2545 Northampton Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223, provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs.

The farm is seeking sponsors for a new Percheron draft horse it hopes to lease from April through October so it can add more students to its program. The horse will cost $200 a month plus expenses.

Donations can be mailed.

For information, call 330-929-7694, email or visit