In The News:WLOS / Eblen Charities Coat Drive Give-A-Way Begins Tuesday, October 30th


If you had a chance to step outside in early mornings this past week I am sure you have no doubt that fall has finally arrived. The crisp air has many of us reaching for the sweaters and jackets we packed away last spring and reminding us that winter is definitely on the way.

With heating assistance beginning in a few weeks, Eblen Charities is once again joining WLOS-TV in getting a jump on the cold weather this week with the Seventh Annual Spring Clean Coat Drive Give- A-Way beginning this Tuesday.

As many of you know, last April WLOS and Eblen Charities held its Spring Clean Coat Drive at Ashley’s Home Store on Airport Road and thanks to this event and all of the generous folks who brought their coats by during the 16 hour marathon event and in the weeks and months that followed, more than 10,000 coats were collected to help so many keep warm this winter.

Beginning this Tuesday, October 30th and continuing through Friday, November 1st, Eblen Charities and WLOS will be distributing the coats at the Westgate Shopping Center in the Ingles Toy Store location (the old Bon Marche’ / Hamricks Department store). The coat give-a-way will run from 10:00 AM to 4:0o PM.

This amazing program began with a partnership with WLOS-TV and Eblen Charities. Now thanks to additional partners Ashley’s Home Store, Two Men and a Truck, and Asheville Cleaners, a warmer winter is in store for thousands of the children and adults that will seek help from Eblen Charities when the cold winds of winter blow later this year.

Special thanks also to Eblen Charities’ Cindy Estes, for chairing and overseeing the project, as well
as volunteers Jan Burleson, Tommy Koontz, Pete Broh, Suzanne Radcliff, and Art Taylor for the sorting, sizing, cleaning, and getting the massive amount of coats ready for this week’s distribution.

If you missed the chance to donate your coats during our Spring Clean Coat Drive and would still like to do so, please drop them by the Waddell Client Service Center in the Westgate Shopping Center off of Patton Ave any day Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. For more information please contact Bill Murdock at 828-242-2848, or via email at [email protected]

Want to Join Us?

WLOS / Eblen Coat Give-A-Way

Where: Ingles Toy Store – Westgate Shopping Center-
80 Westgate Parkway

Date: Tuesday, October 30th -10 am -4 pm
Wednesday, October 31st – 10 am -4 pm
Thursday, November 1st – 10 am-6 pm
Friday, November 2nd – 10 am-4 pm

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