Carroll County Times
Holiday Hope

Holiday Hope donations central 2020

Welcome to Holiday Hope, the annual campaign by the Carroll County Times designed to aid five local nonprofits in raising funds between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you would like to donate to Access Carroll, Carroll County Food Sunday, Carroll Hospice, HSP Human Services Programs of Carroll County and/or The Shepherd’s staff, click here. Then print out the form and mail it to Carroll County Times Attn. Holiday Hope, P.O. Box 169, Westminster MD 21158.


To read about why we encourage donations, click here.

Access Carroll

Dentist Anna Wu, right, and dental assistiant Gabriela Huerta see patient Julie Polk in the dental clinic at Access Carroll in Westminster Tuesday, Nov. 2020.

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.


Carroll County Food Sunday

Executive director Ed Leister looks over the distribution of Thanksgiving dinners at Carroll County Food Sunday in Westminster Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Carroll County Food Sunday operates food banks for the needy in Carroll County. To make an online donation to Carroll County Food Sunday, go to

Carroll Hospice

Carroll Hospice volunteers, like Connie Hawk, support patients and their families during the end-of-life journey. Connie has been a very active volunteer and helping in any way she can during COVID-19.  (This photo was taken before the pandemic, therefore, masks were not worn.)

Carroll Hospice provides palliative care and support services to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families. To make an online donation to Carroll Hospice, go to, click on “Make a Gift” and follow the Holiday Hope link.

Human Services Programs of Carroll County

Aysia Jefferson and Barry Solomon put away a delivery of food for the family shelter at Human Services Programs of Carroll County in Westminster Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020.

Human Services Programs of Carroll County provides assistance with rent, essential utilities and security deposits for people struggling to maintain their housing. To make an online donation to Human Services Programs of Carroll County go to

The Shepherd’s Staff

Volunteers move from station to staion, plating and packaging meals for delivery and pick-up for The Shepherd's Staff annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner at St. John's Catholic Church on Thursday, November 26, 2020. This year roughly 180 meals were prepared for drive-thru pick-up and 200 meals were delivered.

The Shepherd’s Staff is a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need and encouraging pathways to self-sufficiency. To make an online donation to The Shepherd’s Staff go to,