Holiday Hope: $5,770 collected so far heading into weekend

Eight donations totaling $725 have brought the amount raised for this year’s Holiday Hope campaign to $5,770 so far toward our goal of $110,000.

The latest donations received include $200 from Mark and Janine Wilson, $100 from Skip Fennell in memory of Sam Case, Dave Herlocker and Sam Alspach, $100 from June Miller in memory of Earl H. Miller, $100 in memory of John and Helen Hudak, $50 from the Thomas Fenwick Family in memory of Dear Loved Ones, $25 from Tivis Buckingham in memory of Harry and Elizabeth Buckingham and Dolores Farer, and two anonymous donations totaling $150.


Holiday Hope is an annual campaign in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Access Carroll, Carroll Food Sunday, Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Hospice and The Shepherd's Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $110,000 for the five partner charities by Christmas.

This year, Carroll Community Bank is assisting the Times in processing donations. To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the coupon on page A10 of today’s paper, fill it out and mail it along with a check made out to the appropriate charity to: Carroll Community Bank Attn: Holiday Hope, 29 Westminster Shopping Center, Westminster, MD 21157. The form can also be downloaded at

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

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.

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

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.