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Holiday Hope: Total raised nears $50K mark after anonymous contribution

Donations have slowed a bit, but $500 came in anonymously in memory of Paul E. Harris and Christine Sigel as the funds raised for Holiday Hope neared $50,000.

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.

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Other recent donations included: $100 from Les and Theresa Mariner in memory of Elmer, Anne and Richard Mariner; $75 from Ann Robb in memory of James Rouse; and $50 from Dan and Nancy Newcomer in memory of Brian Newcomer to bring the total raised so far for the five nonprofits to $49,632.

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.

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