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.
Legends Foundation, 45 Clement Ave., Akron, OH 44319, assists with sporting and community events that include people with and without disabilities, and organizes talks by former professional athletes to encourage incarcerated youth to make good choices.
It is seeking business leaders to participate in county-supported job fairs. It also needs a volunteer WordPress webmaster.
Contact Joseph Hoffman at 330-322-8495 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The organizationís website is www.thelegendsfoundation.org.
Volunteer Guardian Program, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron, OH 44320, serve as caring advocates and surrogate decision makers for adults in Summit County who canít make informed, responsible decisions for themselves. Volunteer guardians do not have financial responsibility for the person but may have to coordinate community resources when needed.
Guardians must be at least 21 years old and have reliable transportation. They must complete an application and submit needed paperwork to the Summit County Probate Court, attend an interview, complete a background check and attend training.
For more information, contact J.J. Mesko-Kimmich, director of volunteers, at email@example.com or visit http://jfsakron.org/volunteer-guardians.