Holiday Hope: More than $16.5K raised toward goal

Fourteen donations totaling $1,550 have lifted the amount raised for this year’s Holiday Hope campaign to $16,515 so far.

Among the donations received were $400 from Sandra Leitch in honor of Larry Leitch, $200 from Mary and Janine Wilson in honor of Frank Baylor, $100 from Russ and Cindy Klunk in memory of Christine Klunk Hohman, $100 from Russ and Cindy Klunk in memory of Donel Carl Ganz, $100 from Sterling Carr and family in memory of Clara Carr, $100 from Gwen and John Thompson in memory of Thelma Halligan, $100 from Ed and Jackie Hill, $50 in memory of Hilda Dutterer, $50 in memory of Jane Sussman, $50 in memory of Marvin Sussman, and four anonymous donations totaling $300.


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 A3, 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.