Holiday Hope: $12K in total donations helps campaign reach 10 percent of goal

We’re already one-tenth of the way there.

A $3,000 gift from Westminster Home Association Inc. in honor of all present active service men and women and all veterans, along with six other donations, has helped push the 2018 Holiday Hope campaign to exactly $12,000 toward its goal of $120,000 raised by Christmas.


Other donations received included $150 from Janet Hollinger and Dolores Bankert in memory of Mae Bixler, Carol Head and Craig Hollinger, $125 from Bob and Jeannie Miller in memory of Helen and Arthur Miller, Jake Miller, and Ruth and Jim Weisharr, $100 from Cindy and Erich in memory of Nancy David, Mike Bixler, Richard Ganjon and George Ganjon, $100 from Donald and Ester Hale in memory of Mitch and Elsie Hale and Milton and Margaret Hale, $100 from Carol Raith and Andrew Raith in memory of Carl E. Raith, and one anonymous donation of $50.

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.

This year, Carroll Community Bank is assisting the Times in processing donations. To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the donation form found today on page A10, 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 may 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 healthcare 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.