Twelve donations totaling $2,410 have brought the amount raised in this year's Holiday Hope campaign to $3,890.
Holiday Hope is an annual campaign in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Carroll Food Sunday, Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Hospice and Shepherd's Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year's goal is $90,000.
The latest donations included $1,000 from the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club in honor of members past and present, $200 from Mark and Janine Wilson in honor of Frank Baylor, and anonymous donations of $100 in honor of Faye Pappalardo and $35 in honor of Helen Chorpenning.
Also received was $300 in memory of Corinne Oswald; $200 from Beata Kerr in memory of her husband, mother, sisters and brother; $150 in memory of John Henderson and Maureen Brothers; $100 from Carolyn Puckett in memory of Johnnie Johnson; $100 from Dan and Minda Nardone in memory of Joe and Doris Heagy; $100 from Iva and Brad Martin in memory of Margaret Barnhart and Ruth and Eldridge Martin; $25 from Frank San Fellipo in memory of Elaine San Fellipo and one anonymous donation totaling $100.
To participate in Holiday Hope, readers need only clip the advertisement that appears in the paper every day between now and Christmas. Donors may give their gifts in honor or in memory of others. They may also choose to be recognized themselves or give their donation anonymously. Please remember to print clearly when filling out the information form.
Check donations, which should be made out directly to the charities, can be dropped off at any New Windsor State bank location or mailed to them at P.O. Box 944, 222 E. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787.
Carroll County Food Sunday operates food banks for the county's needy from locations in Westminster, Taneytown and Eldersburg.
Carroll Hospice provides palliative care and support services to individuals with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
The Shepherd's Staff is a Christian outreach and support center serving those in need and encouraging pathways to self-sufficiency.
Neighbors In Need Year Round, administered through Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc., provides assistance with rent, essential utilities and security deposits for those struggling to maintain their housing.