Holiday Hope: Donations bring campaign $3,000 closer to goal

More than $3,000 in donations has the 2017 Holiday Hope campaign standing at $14,706 raised so far.

The latest donations received included $700 from Max and Gloria Bair in memory of Loved Ones, $200 from David Clingan in memory of Nancy Clingan and Kathy Cousins, $100 from Bobbye Schaeffer and Family in memory of F. David Schaeffer, $100 from Larina Pfefferkorn in memory of Robert Pfefferkorn and Aunt Anne, $100 from friends in memory of Dottie Utz, $100 from Barbara Smith in memory of Ronald L. Smith, $100 from Marlene Dull, Ike and Robin Dull, Dawn Crandell and families in memory of Bernie Dull, $100 from Donald and Esther Hale in memory of Mitch, Elsie, Milton and Margaret Hale, $50 from Karen (Shipley) Jenkins in memory of Floyd Shipley Sr. and Gary L. Shipley and $50 from Jerilyn Martin in memory of Ralph Martin.


Also received was $100 from Carmen, Canton and Crew Rutters in honor of grandparents Pat and Bonnie Hill, $100 in appreciation of the Trustees of Springfield Cemetery, $100 from the Albrecht Family, $50 from Carroll County Duplicate Bridge Club, and 16 anonymous donations totaling $1,100.

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.