Holiday Hope: Total raised reaches $4,000

As November comes to a close, the community has thus far donated exactly $4,000 to 2017 Holiday Hope campaign benefiting five Carroll County charities.

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.


The latest donations received included $500 from George and Lee Ann Peck, $300 in memory of Corinne Oswald and $125 from Bob and Jeannie Miller in memory of Arthur and Helen Miller, Jake Miller, Ruth and Jim Weisharr.

Also received was $50 from Burke in memory of Forever Mary, $25 from Leslie, Mark and Kyle Connolly in memory of Robert C. Leimbach and Alberta Johnson, $25 from Gina N. Haynie in memory of Donald W. Blucher and $25 in memory of Skyler Stattel.

This year, Carroll Community Bank is assisting the Times in processing donations. To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the coupon on Page A10, 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.