Holiday Hope: $1,000 gift, 20 others put campaign close to $19,000

A $1,000 donation from Susan J. Galicki in memory of Richard Galicki along with 20 other donations has put the 2018 Holiday Hope campaign just shy of $19,000 raised thus far.

Other recent donations included $100 from Kim, Joelle, Jocelyn, Michele Snader in memory of Pop-Pop Snader, $100 from Deb and Gary Smith in memory of Betty and Bill Collins, Richard Smith, Violet Smith and Arnold Weeks Sr., $100 from Marcie Smith in memory of John Tim Berchock and Paul Henry Smith, $100 from Mary Hall in memory of Michael “Mickey” Kappes, $100 from Dr. Gary Roop, $100 from Patricia and Byron Hollinger, and $100 from Bill Strauss in memory of Dorothy Strauss.


Also received was $50 from Bonnie Palmer in memory of Dad — Jean C., and Brother — Darrel E. Schneider, $25 from Marian and Ralph Somers in memory of Margie Abendshein, $25 from Ms. Ann M. Fisher in memory of Margie Abendshein, $25 from Ms. Adelaide McCallum in memory of Margie Abendshein, $25 in memory of our service men and women, and eight anonymous donations totaling $625.

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.