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.

People Care Pet Pantry, 2994 Sandy Lake Road, Ravenna, OH 44266, helps struggling people feed their pets so the animals donít have to be given up or turned out to the streets. It also provides gifts and clothing to people at Christmastime through its Share the Love distribution, feeds the pets of homeless people and distributes blessing bags, coats and clean, warm socks to the homeless.

The organization accepts donations of any items for pets, adults and children this time of year, including new and nearly new coats, blankets and tents, Christmas trees and lights, and monetary donations to buy gifts for children. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 10

It also needs volunteers to unpack trucks Dec. 13 for its Share the Love distribution at the Petco in Brimfield, as well as tents and canopies to use in case of inclement weather.

Contact Renť Lamp at peoplecarepetpantry@yahoo.com, or visit www.peoplecarepetpantry.com.

Helping Hands of Summit County Inc., P.O. Box 26601, Akron, OH 44319, provides year-round help to people struggling with chronic or terminal illnesses or life-changing events. It also provides help for their pets in need of food, medication or surgery.

It is seeking donations of grocery and department store gift cards; pet foods and medications; running vehicles for working clients; and monetary donations to pay for clientsí mortgages, rent, utility deposits and work or school shoes and clothes.

The deadline to send donations for holiday help is Dec. 24. The deadline for donations for the winter crisis program is March 31.

Contact Phyllis Byrd at 330-773-7731 or byrdhelping@gmail.com.

The organizationís website is www.helpinghands-sc.org.