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Anonymous $10K donation pushes Holiday Hope total past $40K

An anonymous donation of $10,000 helped push the total amount raised for Holiday Hope past the $40,000 mark.

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign, now in its 22nd year, in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Access Carroll, Carroll County Food Sunday, Carroll Hospice, Human Services Programs of Carroll County and The Shepherd’s Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year’s goal is to raise $125,000 for the five nonprofit organizations by Christmas.

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The $10,000 gift came amid a number of anonymous donations received Monday, amounting to $12,300. Another $2,900 in donations mailed in or contributed online increased the total amount of funds raised so far this year to $41,470.

Other donations were: $800 from Rose Mary Young in memory of Marianne, Patrick McGrath and Kathy Hasty; $500 from Church of the Ascension; $500 from Thomas Welliver in honor of Hill, Barnes & McInerney, LLC; $300 from Bonnie Douglas; $200 from Patricia Murphy in memory of deceased family members; $150 from Virginia Hook in memory of Marvin Sussman Jana Sussman and Hilda Dutterer; $100 from James Hull; $75 from Dwight Mullinix in memory of Dorothy C. Mullinix; $75 from Stephnie Thomas in memory of Sarah Jane Thomas; $50 from Bernice Culver in memory of mom, sister, uncle; $50 from Richard Flack; $50 from Catherine Oler in memory of Bill Oler and Billy Oler; $25 from S. Larue Crowl in memory of Karen Siegman and $25 from Judy John in honor of health care workers.

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To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the donation form found today on page A3, fill it out and mail it along with a check made out to the appropriate charity to: Carroll County Times, Attn: Holiday Hope, P.O. Box 169, Westminster, MD 21158. NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank with seven branches in Carroll County, is partnering with the Times to process the donations.

The donation form can also be found online and printed out to be mailed. Please do not attempt to drop off the form in person and please do not send cash.

Three of the five nonprofits have Holiday Hope online donation links set up. All five have reported lost fundraising opportunities this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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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 ccfoodsunday.org/holiday-hope-campaign.

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 www.carrollhospice.org, click on “Make a Gift” and follow the Holiday Hope link.

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 hspinc.org/give.

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

Go to www.carrollcountytimes.com/holidayhope to read more about the five nonprofits, for more information about how to participate in Holiday Hope and to see who has made donations this season.

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