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People Helping People — Dec. 15

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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, along with tips on researching charities and a list of causes already published.

Questions about submitting information? Call Mary Beth Breckenridge, 330-996-3756.

Summit Mall is operating a charity gift-wrap service that raises money for nonprofit organizations. Volunteers from area organizations wrap gifts for shoppers in exchange for donations. Money is shared between the organizations and the Simon Youth Foundation.

Participating organizations are Habitat for Humanity; International Association of Administrative Professionals, Tire Town Chapter; Family of Faith United Methodist Youth Group; and Wayne Homes for Simon Youth Foundation.

Gift wrapping is available beginning at 11 a.m. most days near Macy’s. Extended hours will be offered from Wednesday through Christmas Eve.

Rescue Animal MP3 Project provides pet shelters with MP3 players loaded with calming music to help animals cope with stress.

It is raising money through the sale of items on eBay (search for the seller rescue
animalmp3), at www.Rescue and at

Aladdin Foundation of Akron, 111 W. Center St., Akron, OH 44308, fulfills the wishes of terminally or chronically ill children in Northeast Ohio. It focuses on everyday products that improve quality of life and on services for the children and their families.

The foundation is requesting monetary donations to buy grocery store gift cards for families whose children are in Akron Children’s Hospital over Christmas. Checks may be mailed.

For more information, 
call Brian Thomas at 330-762-0631, email info­@aladdin
foundation.­net or visit