Annual Events

AUGUST 10 Collection AUGUST 24 Distribution

Ingles Tools for Schools Supply Drive and Distribution

Together we helped more than 600 children get school supplies, easing the financial burden on the family, helping teachers and helping the children feel confident and happy to start school!

JUNE 7, 2022

Wicked Weed / Brad Johnson Golf Classic

The Wicked Weed/Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022  and was held at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove.  Thank you to those who participated and supported the many programs of Eblen Charities.


Hoops Against Hunger

For the seventh straight year, Eblen launched its Hoops Against Hunger campaign in partnership with the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships earlier this month at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center. We are grateful for our partnership with the Southern Conference, Asheville-Buncombe Sports Commission and Explore Asheville for their help in promoting the food drive. 

October 29, 2022

The Walk, Run or Roll

The Eblen Charities’ Walk, Run or Roll event was last held virtually in Spring, 2021.  This year’s event will take place at Carrier Park at 10 AM on Saturday, October 29.

Check back for more details and registration information


BOOsters and Pumpkins

The BOOsters and Pumpkins fundraiser is one of Eblen’s key fundraisers, helping hundreds of families receive assistance throughout the year.

NOVEMBER 23, 2022

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

Eblen, along with its’ many partners, provides a turkey and all the fixings at Thanksgiving to those in need in our community. Sign ups to receive a meal will begin in late October.

Date: November 23, 2022

NOVEMBER 5, 2022

Smoky Mountain Toy Run

Saturday, November 5


Kearfott Corporation

2858 US-70

Black Mountain, NC 28711

DECEMBER 1, 2 and 3, 2022

Ingles Magical Christmas Toy Drive

The Ingles Magical Christmas Toy Drive is a three day event held at Ingles on Smokey Park Highway to collect Christmas donations for children and families in our community who are struggling to provide Christmas for their children.  This event benefits the Eblen Charities’ Saint Nicholas Project. 

The Saint Nicholas Project is in Partnership with Ingles Markets, WLOS-TV, iHeartRadio, Asheville-Citizen Times, Pratt and Whitney Dependable Engines, the Harley’s Owner’s Group, the Smoky Mountain Toy Run, Two Men and a Truck, and hundreds of other businesses and families.