Four donations totaling $385 have brought the amount raised in this year's Holiday Hope campaign to $6,395.
Holiday Hope is an annual campaign in which the Carroll County Times teams up with Carroll County Food Sunday, Neighbors in Need Year Round, Carroll Hospice and The Shepherd's Staff to help the less fortunate during the holidays. This year's goal is $90,000.
The latest donations included $125 from Bob and Jeannie Miller in memory of Arthur and Helen Miller, Jake Miller, and Ruth and Jim Weishaar; $100 in memory of Hilda Dutterer; and two anonymous donations totaling $160.
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.