People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The list ends New Yearís Day, but the charitiesí 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.

First Book-Greater Akron, 5749 Memory Drive, Akron, OH 44319, gives new books that are age- and culturally appropriate to children and youth living in poverty in Greater Akron.

The organization is seeking people to join its volunteers, who meet once a month and generally have either a fundraiser or book distribution monthly. Contact Chuck Bell at 330-607-6481 or chuck?bell3096@hotmail.com.

The organization has a website at www.firstbook.org/greaterakron and a Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/firstbookakron.

AlterPet Inc., P.O. Box 552, Sharon Center, OH 44274, provides subsidized spay and neuter assistance for pets of low-income owners.

It is seeking donations of Acme Community Cash Back register receipts, pet food, pet care supplies and UPCs from Our Family products (Buehlerís), Dadís pet foods, Dick Van Pattenís Natural Balance pet foods and Cloud Star biscuits. In addition, it encourages donors to shop at iGive.com or OneCause.com, which give a percentage of purchases to the organization.

For pickup or drop-off information, call 330-321-6243 or email AlterPet@aol.com.

The organizationís website is www.AlterPet.org.

Crown Point Ecology Center, P.O. Box 484, 3220 Ira Road, Bath, OH 44210, is a farm, living laboratory and education center that demonstrates the practical applications of ecology and connects spirituality, social justice and environmental protection. It is accepting monetary donations for its annual appeal.

Donations may be made online at http://crownpt.org, or call 330-668-8992.