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People Helping People — Dec. 16

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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.

ACCESS, Inc., 230 W. Market St., P.O. Box 1007, Akron, OH 44309-1007, provides a supportive environment for homeless mothers and their children and offers housing, advocacy and empowerment programs to help clients develop self-esteem and become self-sufficient.

ACCESS is seeking donors to “adopt” families for Christmas by buying presents. Mothers will provide wish lists for their children.

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

Summa’s Palliative Care and Hospice Services provides support services for terminally ill people and their loved ones.

It is seeking volunteers for its Christmas dinner at the Acute Palliative Care Unit (Hospice) at Summa Akron City Hospital, 525 E. Market St. Volunteers will prepare side dishes and/or serve patients and families.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Christmas Day. Minimum age is 18.

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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ohio Buckeye Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131, offers programs and services to people with multiple sclerosis.

It is seeking volunteers in many areas, as well as monetary donations and Acme grocery receipts that give to the Acme Community Cash Back Program.

Checks and Acme receipts may be mailed to the office. Online donations may be made at

For more information, contact Greg Kovach at