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

Manicures for Mamas and Papas, P.O. Box 337, Randolph, OH 44265-0337, provides free manicures to nursing home residents in Portage County.

It is seeking monetary donations to buy supplies, as well as donations of fairly fresh nail lacquers and enamels in any color, preferably name brand polishes such as Revlon, OPI, Milani and Sally Hansen; base coat; top coat; metal nail files; 100 percent acetone polish remover; nail oil; cuticle oil; hand cream; body lotions; alcohol wipes; and cotton cosmetic removal pads, oval or square. Donations can be mailed.

In addition, volunteers are needed to perform manicures one or more days a week on a consistent basis. Volunteers must have reliable transportation and be willing to work four to six hours on the day selected.

Volunteers need not be licensed manicurists, but they must have a pleasant personality and enjoy conversing with senior citizens. Training and supplies will be provided. Transportation costs are not reimbursed.

For information, contact Deborah Wears at 330-592-1056 or

True North Ministry, 3465 S. Arlington Road, E-174, Akron, OH 44312-5272, provides Christ-centered programming to more than 2,200 imprisoned youth a year, primarily in Summit County. It holds Bible studies and other programs in the detention facilities and at the ministry’s farmlike headquarters in Green.

Monetary donations are needed year-round to further the programs and improve the facilities where youth can learn life skills such as machine repair and maintenance, carpentry, gardening and landscaping, and animal husbandry.

Details on volunteering and special program needs are at

For information, contact Patty Dietz at 330-896-2700.