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.
Portage-Summit Diaper Bank, P.O. Box 805, Kent, OH 44240, provides diapers to ensure infants and toddlers remain healthy. It is seeking the following:
• People to hold diaper drives. Sizes 4, 5, and 6 are especially needed.
• Monetary donations.
• Donated space where the diapers can be stored and where volunteers can repackage them for distribution. A site central to both Summit and Portage counties is preferred.
• Donations of a laptop, copier and printer.
For information, call 330-283-8120 or visit www.portage-summitdiaperbank.org.
Ellet Good Neighbors Inc., North Springfield Presbyterian Church, 2630 Albrecht Ave., Akron, OH 44312, distributes food and clothing to the needy. It is seeking donations of toys to distribute at Christmas, gift cards, clothing, household items and money to buy perishable items.
Items may be dropped off from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at its center at North Springfield Presbyterian Church or mailed to 1090 Abington Road, Akron, OH 44312.
For more information, contact Chris Bolyard at Chrisbolyard@msn.com.
Children and Books (formerly First Book-Greater Akron), 6295 Red Bird Terrace, New Franklin, OH 44216, provides new books to children up to age 18 living in poverty in Greater Akron.
It is seeking monetary donations for books and materials, as well as volunteers to help get books to those in need. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m., usually at the Maple Valley Branch Library.
Contact Chuck Bell at 330-607-6481 or email@example.com.