Holiday Hope: With six days left, campaign tops $83,000 mark

Donations of $1,500 from Mary Lee, Rick, Lee June and Brett in memory of Ken Strevig and $1,250 from Layer8 Consulting, Inc., were among the more than 30 most recent contributions to the Holiday Hope campaign totaling nearly $7,000. The campaign has surpassed the $83,000 mark with six days left ‘til Christmas to reach our $120,000 goal.

Other donations received included $500 from Marion Geyer in memory of her husband, James E. Geyer, $375 from Westminster United Methodist Church, $250 from Edgar W. Davies in memory of Mary Davies and Edgar Davies Jr., $200 from the women in mission of St. Johns United Methodist Church, $200 in memory of Reba Poole, $170 from the Eldersburg Bridge Group in memory of our dear friend Marcia Pettit, $150 from Sam and Joyce Swanson in honor of Milton Taylor, $125 from the Shaffer-Alligere Reunion families in memory of loved ones, $125 from Rosie and Nelson Brennenman in memory of Tom and Gertie O’Farrel and Ernie and Lucy Brennenman, and $100 from Larrie and Betty Bostic in honor of Ed Leister for work done for Food Sunday and Westminster High School class of 1959.


Also received was $100 from John and Carole Hoover in memory of Neal Owings and Roy Hoover, $100 from South Carroll Lioness Lions Club in memory of members — deceased, $100 from Lola, Sue and Jay Beigel in memory of Early Beigel, $100 from Bob Moore in memory of Dianne Moore, $100 in memory of Mabel and Jim Shaffer, $100 in memory of Nancy A. Tenney, $100 in memory of family, $75 from Dorrie, Nora and Sue in honor of good friends everywhere, $50 in memory of Guy, Hazel, Carl, Neal and Wayne Owings, $50 from Catherine and Glenn Hann in memory of Carolyn A. Hanna, $50 from Lee Sirk in memory of Jean Sirk, $20 in memory of Kyler Stattel, and 13 anonymous donations totaling 1,090.

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 A12, 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.