Beacon Journal staff


GREEN: The 6th annual Iron Chef fundraiser for Springtime of Hope will be held 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Queen of Heaven Parish, 1800 Steese Road.



Tickets are $50 per person.



The all-volunteer organization, which serves the homeless, operates four transitional houses for men. It will open a fifth for women in March.



The group will announce Saturday at the fundraiser a new "Adopt a Home" program in which donors can help pay the costs of operating the group's transitional homes.



Along with the transitional homes, the group also serves 800 hot meals a month and distributes goods to the homeless each Friday night out of the Community Support Services building at 111 E. Voris St.



For more on the group, go to www.springtimeofhope.com or call 330-294-0056.



Donations can be made to: Springtime of Hope, P.O. Box 742, Akron, OH 44309.