The 2017 Holiday Hope campaign is closing in on $12,000 raised for our partner charities with 20 days left until Christmas to meet our $110,000 goal.

Among the most recent donations was $600 in memory of Ed and Jackie Novak, Evelyn and Bill Horn, Edward G. Novak, and Dale Horn, $200 from Jerry Bowers and Barbara Mazurek, $110 from the Disbrow Family, $100 from Joan Boerner in memory of Gerald (Jake) Boerner, $100 from Russ and Cindy Klunk in memory of Christine Klunk Hohman, $100 from the Carroll County Duplicate Bridge Club in memory of Jeanne Elliott, $100 from John Thompson in memory of Mary Thompson, $100 from Josephine Minturn and the Mahr Family in memory of Jack Minturn, and $50 from Janet Hood in memory of Geneva Greene.


Also received was $100 from Daniel J. Goff in honor of Dental One Associates - Westminster, $50 from Rob and Helen Kidd in honor of family and friends, $50 from Pat and Glenn Goff in honor of volunteers who unselfishly give of their time, $50 from Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hylan, donations from Jennifer Munch in memory of Thomas Munch and James Clise, and 14 anonymous donations totaling $1,180 brought the total raised so far to $11,656.75.

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Access Carroll, Carroll Food Sunday, Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Hospice and The Shepherd’s Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $110,000 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 coupon 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 form can also be downloaded at

The Shepherd’s Staff is a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need and encouraging pathways to self-sufficiency.

Carroll Hospice provides palliative care and support services to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

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 County Food Sunday operates food banks for the county's needy from locations in Westminster, Taneytown and Eldersburg.

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.