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.
Cats Having Alterations Professionally Inc., P.O. Box 211, Akron, OH 44309-0211, provides monthly, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics for family-friendly stray and feral cats. It also provides education on care for pets and feral cat colonies.
CHAP is seeking donations of 45- and 65-cent postage stamps; new or used cat carriers; small, unscented puppy pads; writing paper and stationery; pet care items to be given to low-income pet owners; 48-by-36-inch wire dog cages for feral cat recuperation; and monetary donations to sponsor a spay ($60) or a neuter ($40) for a low-income or military family.
It’s also looking for volunteers and a person willing to donate his or her services to create a website. Volunteers must be 18 years old and have transportation.
To obtain more information or schedule a pickup of donated items, call 330-724-6181 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Information is also available at email@example.com.
Big Brothers & Sisters of Portage County, 705 Oakwood St., Suite 103, Ravenna, OH 44266, matches children in need of mentors with adult volunteers. It is seeking the following:
• Monetary donations to support mentoring relationships. One match costs $75 a month. Donations can be made by cash, check or credit card.
• Volunteers to serve as Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The volunteers must commit 12 hours a month for one year, be at least 18 years old and be out of high school.
• Volunteers to serve on the advisory board, which meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.
• Donations of running or nonrunning vehicles.
For information, contact Andrea Neidert at 330-296-6655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organization’s website is http://bbsportage.org.