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Holiday Hope nears $110K, less than a week remaining in campaign

With another 30 donations, Holiday Hope is nearing the $110,000 mark in funds raised with less than a week left to contribute.

Holiday Hope is an annual campaign, 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 largest new donation was $600 total from M. Frank Baile — $200 in memory of Maurice F. and Virginia Baile; $200 in memory of Maurice H. and Ethel Baile; $100 in memory of Nancy A Tenney and $100 in memory of Mabel and Jim Shaffer.

Other donations received online or by mail were: $250 from Cathy and Dennis Luck in memory of Ken Smith; $200 from Wendall and Ann Sisler in memory of Wendy Ann Young; $200 from Gloria and Gene Farver in memory of lost loved ones and friends; $200 from Dave Nicholson and family in memory of Charles Ruth and Shell Nicholson; $100 from John and Pat Baumgardner in memory of “all our cherished departed loved ones” and $100 from John and Pat Baumgardner in honor of G. Anderson, M. Days, Derek N. Baumgardner; $100 from Charles and Diana Scott in memory of Thelma Scott; $100 from Jerry W. Frock in memory of Gloria Jean Frock, his wife of 57 years; $100 from Stephen and Christine May in memory of Clare R. May; $100 from Ethel Hughes in memory of her loved ones; $100 from the Stambaugh Family in memory of Julie Stambaugh; $100 from Helen D. Lee in memory of R.B. Pool; $100 from Tony and Adrienne Starego; $100 from Patrick Peach; $50 from Julie Hamilton in memory of Paul and Irene Flynn; $50 from Seri Smith; $25 from Stacy Bowman in memory of Kelly Caples; $25 from Stacy Bowman in memory of Brenda Haines; and $25 from Sarita Suman.

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The remaining donations were made anonymously, totaling another $1,050, including $300 in memory of Rose Felix and Leona Schissler; $200 in memory of John Smith and $100 in honor of tireless volunteers.

The more than $3,000 in new donations brings the total raised so far to $109,169.

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.

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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 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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