Holiday Hope: More than $4,000 in donations puts campaign past quarterpole

A $1,000 contribution from Wayne and Elaine Hollenbaugh in honor of family and an anonymous donation of $2,000 highlighted another strong day for the 2018 Holiday Hope campaign.

The total amount raised soared past the $30,000 mark, putting us a quarter of the way toward our goal with 15 days until Christmas.


Other donations received included $250 from Carla Uhler in memory of Gene and Eva Fisher, $200 from Dottie Frock in memory of my husband Carroll J. Frock and in honor of Mark Brewer, $100 from Mike and Peggy Galloway in memory of Rebecca Moody, $100 from John and Barb Serra in memory of Rudy and Winnie Serra, $100 from Suzanne Ridgely and Tina Moore in memory of Ruth Ernest, Bill Moore and Bob Ridgley, $50 from Joyce E. Myers in memory of Robert R. Ziegler, $50 from Theresa and Les Mariner in memory of Arnold Brashears $25 from Bob and Jeannie Miller in memory of Larry Miller, and six anonymous donations totaling $425.

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, 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.