Three donations of $1,000 each — one from William and Hope Carpenter, one Capitol Sales Recruiting and one anonymous — helped Holiday Hope pass $47,000 raised this season.
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.
With $6,225 collected Tuesday from 54 donations, Holiday Hope’s total stands at $47,695 with about two weeks remaining. The new donations included $2,020 in anonymous donations.
Four of the five nonprofits are receiving online donations this year. Recent donations made virtually were: $250 from Sarah Alexander, $100 from Daniel Simon, $100 from Stephanie Haines, $100 from the Snyder family in honor of Lynne Piper and $50 from Kelley McConnell in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bloom.
In addition to the $1,000 gifts, the other mailed-in donations were: $400 from Bouchat Industries, Inc. in memory of Tawni and Nicole Bouchat; $200 from Diane and Orville Green in memory of Charles Clarke; $200 from Paul Stricker in memory of Helen Stricker; $100 from James Miller; $100 from Bob and Joyce Moody; $100 from Robbin Anthony in memory of Carl Anthony; $100 from Jean and Fred Lucas; $100 from Lois Mathis in memory of Jimmy Mathis; $100 from Louise Lynham in memory of John Lynham; $100 from Catherine and Glenn Hanna in memory of Carolyn and Robert Hanna; $75 from Edward and Penny Logsdon in memory of Margie Abendshein; $50 from Mary Hall in memory of Mickey Kappes.
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.
Four 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.
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.
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. To make an online donation to The Shepherd’s Staff, go to www.shepstaff.org/product/donation-in-memory-of.
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.