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Holiday Hope nears $50K in funds raised for five Carroll County nonprofits

Nearly $50,000 has been raised for Holiday Hope after 18 new donations were processed Wednesday.

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.


The new donations were: $300 from Joyce Jones in memory of Raymond T. Jones; $150 from Joan Boerner in memory of Gerald “Jake” Boerner; $125 from the children of Charles and Bertha Turnbaugh in memory of Charles and Bertha Turnbaugh and Darlene Kniple; $100 from Delores Fiorani in memory of Rosario Fiorani; $100 from CB Coffman in memory of Jane V. Coffman; and $50 from the family of Harry Siegman in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Siegman.

There were also $880 in anonymous donations, bringing the total collected for the five nonprofits to $49,415.


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.

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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

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 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 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


Go to 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.