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People Helping People — Jan. 1

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People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The list ends today, but the charities’ needs do not. Please consider supporting the causes of your choice throughout the year.

Information about People Helping People and a list of causes already published can be found at

Here’s Hope Horse Farm, 2545 Northampton Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223, provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs.

The farm is seeking sponsors for a new Percheron draft horse it hopes to lease from April through October so it can add more students to its program. The horse will cost $200 a month, plus expenses. Donations may be mailed.

For information, call 330-929-7694, email or visit

Starting Over Airedale Rescue, 178 Water St., Wadsworth, OH 44281, saves, rehabilitates and finds homes for abandoned and abused Airedale terriers. SOAR is asking for pet store gift cards and gas cards. It also needs foster homes and volunteers to transport the Airedales.

For information, visit, call Lynn O’Shaughnessy at 517-546-8303 or email

Akron Summit Community Action Inc., 670 W. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44302, provides a range of programs aimed at reducing poverty and promoting self-sufficiency. It is part of Bridges Out of Poverty Summit County, a collaborative initiative to change local conditions and opportunities so people can move out of poverty.

The agency needs donations of nonperishable foods that can be used to make dinner to serve 60 people. Food donations are needed throughout the year. To donate, contact Megan Scheck at 330-940-1105.

In addition, the agency is seeking volunteers to serve in its Guiding Coalition. Coalition members help recruit volunteers, raise money, plan meetings and educational sessions, or create job and education opportunities for low-income people. To volunteer for the Guiding Coalition, contact Hannah Nitz at 330-434-3250.