A donation of $1,000 from the Church of the Ascension Mistletoe Mart and $550 donated anonymously in honor of “Sunshine and Harley” has Holiday Hope approaching $12,000.

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign, now in its 21st year, in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Access Carroll, Carroll County Food Sunday, Carroll Hospice, Neighbors in Need Year Round and The Shepherd’s Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $125,000 for the five partner charities by Christmas.


The Church of the Ascension Mistletoe Mart made a pair of $500 donations and anonymous donations in honor of Sunshine and Harley were made to all five charities, totaling $550.

The other recent donations were: $150 from Bob and Jeannie Miller in memory of Helen and Arthur Miller, Larry Miller, Jake Miller and Ruth and Jim Weishaar; $125 anonymously in honor of Dr. Faye Pappalardo; $100 from Cori Brown in memory of Dr. Herbert R. Brown Jr.; $100 anonymously in memory of Danner and Margaret Martin; $100 from Patricia Murphy in memory of “family;” $100 anonymously in honor of Frieda Haschert and in memory of Walt Haschert; $100 from Lee Bosley in memory of Rhoda; $100 anonymously in honor of Martin Lane and family, Nichole Haschert and family, and Chuck Haschert and family; and another $25 in memory of “our parents.”

Another $25 anonymous donation brings the total raised for the five nonprofits to $11,715.

Carroll Community Bank is again partnering with the Times to collect and process the donations. To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the donation form found today on Page A5, fill it out and mail it along with a check made out to the appropriate charity to: Carroll Community Bank Attn: Holiday Hope, 1010 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster, MD 21157.

You may also visit Carroll Community Bank at its Westminster or Eldersburg locations and drop off your donation.

Access Carroll offers integrated healthcare services on a sliding fee scale to uninsured and low-income residents to help patients maintain good health and manage illnesses.

Carroll County Food Sunday operates food banks for the county’s needy from locations in Westminster, Taneytown and Eldersburg.

Carroll Hospice provides palliative care and support services to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Neighbors in Need Year Round, administered through Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., provides assistance with rent, essential utilities and security deposits for people struggling to maintain their housing.

The Shepherd’s Staff is a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need and encouraging pathways to self-sufficiency.

Go to www.carrollcountytimes.com/holidayhope to read more about the five nonprofits and to see who has made donations to Holiday Hope.