Holiday Hope: Eight more donations received; total stands at $13,125

After receiving eight more donations totaling $1,125, the total amount raised for the 2018 Holiday Hope campaign stands at $13,125.

Donations received included $300 from Robert W. Lowe Jr. in memory of Ruth D. Burrows, $300 from Kaye Rineer in honor of all her earth angels, $100 from Kaye, Joe and Alyson Rineer in memory of Edward West (Gramps), $100 from Beata Kerry in memory of husband, mother, father, sisters, brother, $100 from Ruth and Jim Bard in memory of Mary C. Bard, Mary and Will Holland in honor of veterans, $100 from Lee in memory of Rhoda, $75 from Ray Hartman in memory of Joan Hartman, and $50 from Romeo and Pat Gauthier.


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 A6, 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.