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Holiday Hope fundraising campaign approaching $60K mark

A $500 online donation from Carol and Don McClure has the Holiday Hope fundraising campaign nearing the $60,000 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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Other online donations were $100 from Dianne Bennett in memory of parents David & Bobbye Schaeffer and $50 from Dan Dell.

Donations received via mail were: $350 from Miller and Connie Davis in honor of the Westminster Church of the Brethren; $300 from Mel and Diane Fischer in memory of Mel and Eve Fischer and Ed and Celie Kulhosky; $200 from David Royer in memory of his extended family; $200 from David Royer in memory of Camilla Royer; $200 from Gary Roop; $100 from Charles Smith in memory of Shirley Smith; $100 from Joan Myers in memory of Jimmy Myers; $100 from Michele and David White; $100 from Carol Raith in memory of Carl E Raith; $50 from Russ and Cindy Klunk in memory of Don Ganz; $50 from Russ and Cindy Klunk in memory of Christine Klunk Hohman; and $50 from Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hylan in memory of loved ones who have passed.

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In all, Holiday Hope has now collected $57,665 for the five nonprofits.

To participate in Holiday Hope, simply clip the donation form found today on page A8, 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.

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Access Carroll offers integrated health care 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.

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 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. To make an online donation to The Shepherd’s Staff, go to shepstaff.org/product/donation-in-memory-of.

Go to 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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