People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The Beacon Journal has not investigated these causes, so donors should verify their worthiness and the tax-deductibility of contributions.

A link to a form for submitting requests to People Helping People can be found at www.ohio.com/charity, along with tips on researching charities and a list of causes already published.

Questions about submitting information? Call Mary Beth Breckenridge, 330-996-3756.

The Peter Maurin Center, 1096 S. Main St., Akron, is a drop-in center where disadvantaged people can stop for coffee, food and someone to listen to their concerns, all at no charge. When available, toiletries are offered to visitors.

The center is seeking donations of cash; one- and two-person tents; sleeping bags; gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves and heavy socks; taxable grocery-store items, such as toilet paper and paper towels; cleaning supplies; and food-storage items, such as sandwich bags and plastic wrap.

The center also is asking for volunteers. Younger volunteers must be at least middle-school age and accompanied by an adult.

For information, visit the center during open hours (noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays), or contact David Churbock at 330-328-3199 or Dchurbock8@aol.com.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts, 257 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240, builds community through the arts by offering opportunities for children and adults to explore creative pursuits and bring their work to the public.

The organization is seeking donations of money to pay its operating expenses and a new computer with video-editing software, such as Premiere or Final Cut. It also needs volunteers for these duties:

•?Working in the gallery.

•?Assisting with marketing and publicity.

•?Serving as art assistants for New World Children’s Theatre.

•?Fundraising.

•?Recruiting sponsors for its International Short Film Festival, to be held Jan. 26 at the Kent Stage.

•?Grant writing.

•?Helping at events.

For information, call Jeff Ingram at 330-673-4970, email info@standingrock.net or visit www.standingrock.net.