With another 22 donations totaling nearly $4,300, the 2018 Holiday Hope campaign has climbed past the $36,000 mark with two weeks until Christmas to reach our goal.

The most recent contributions included $700 in memory of Ed and Jackie Novak, William and Evelyn Horn, Dale Horn and Edward Novak, $500 from John Myers, $400 from David Royer in memory of Camilla Royer and in honor of his extended family, $250 from The Smith, Parrish and Blocksten families in memory of Carolyn, $200 from M.E. Bateman in memory of Betty and Ray Rowe and in honor of Barb and Don Rowe, and $200 from Cathy and Dennis Luck in honor of the many volunteers.


Also received was $100 from Joan Boerner in memory of Gerald “Jake” Boerner, $100 from John and Gwen Thompson in memory of John and Mary Thompson, $100 from the Carroll County Duplicate Bridge club in memory of Jeanne Elliott and Len Gordon, $100 in memory of Thomas F. Dell, $100 in memory of Alice McAllister, $100 from Bob and Joyce Moody in honor of Dominic Jollye, $100 from Merging Drafting Solutions LLC, $50 from Barbara Fleming in memory of Kenneth Fleming, $50 from John and Darlene Hale in memory of Brent Donnovan, $25 from Stephanie Heck in memory of Tom Heck, and six anonymous donations totaling $1,220.

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.

Please remember to make out checks in the charity’s name and send separate check for each charity to which you wish to donate.

The donation form can also be found and printed out at www.carrollcountytimes.com/holidayhope.

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 health care 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.