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People Helping People — Dec. 14

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.

Holiday Paws Pantry, a project of the Ad Lab and the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, is collecting unopened wet and dry dog and cat food for families in need.

Pet food may be brought to the Barking Lot collection from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the future North Canton YMCA Child Care Center, 315 N. Main St..

In addition, food may be dropped off through Monday at these North Canton locations: Bead Boutique, Booney and Pooch, Caffe Gelato, CKP Heating & Cooling, DeHoff Realtors, Ermanno’s Pizza, FirstMerit Bank, ForPaws/Blue Cross Animal Hospital, Hoover High School (Wrenn Nicodemo’s senior English class), Kent State University at Stark (Business Division), North Canton Chamber of Commerce, North Canton Public Library, The Repository, Veterinary Wellness Center of North Canton, Viking Community Animal Hospital, Walgreens on South Main or Washington Square, Walsh University and Zoup!

Donations may also be made at Canton Charge games at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

More information is at www.facebook.com/HolidayPawsPantry.

Child Guidance & Family Solutions, 312 Locust St., Akron, OH 44302-1801, supports families by providing counseling and education, connecting them with resources and cooperating with community agencies and schools.

The agency is seeking donors to “adopt” families for the holidays by buying gifts for each family member. Donors will receive first names, ages, genders, sizes and specific needs or wants for the family members.

The donors are asked to wrap the gifts, label them with the recipients’ names and deliver them to the agency by Tuesday. Those who prefer not to shop may give gift cards to local grocery and/or discount stores.

For information, call the United Way Volunteer Center, 330-643-5512.