Holiday Hope: First donations total $3,475 toward $120K goal

With the first donations coming in, the 2018 Holiday Hope campaign is up to $3,475 toward our goal of $120,000 raised by Christmas.

Donations received included $500 from Margaret Sullivan and $350 from Jeanette Gilmore in honor of Rosati Kain and High School Class of 1968, $100 from Sam and Doris Gunby in memory of Tom Trisler, an anonymous donation of $2,500 split evenly among the five charities, and another anonymous donation of $25.


Holiday Hope is an annual campaign, now in its 20th year, in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Carroll Food Sunday, Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Hospice, Access Carroll and The Shepherd’s Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $120,000 for the five partner charities by Christmas.

Carroll Community Bank is assisting the Times in processing donations. To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the form found today on Page A7, 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 donation form can also be found and printed out at

Donations can also be dropped off at Carroll Community Bank branches in Westminster and Eldersburg.

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

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

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

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