Fundraising Events


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. 

Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving will take place, Wednesday, November 24th at Ingles Markets located at South Forest Shopping Center, 780 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville


Ingles Magical Christmas Toy Drive Thursday, December 2, 3 and 4 at the Ingles at 151 Smokey Park Highway

The Ingles Magical Christmas Toy Drive is a three day event held at Ingles on Smokey Park Highway (NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR) 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, Great Beginnings and Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, the Harley’s Owner’s Group, the Smoky Mountain Toy Run, Two Men and a Truck, and hundreds of other businesses and families.


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. 

May 8 - May 15

The Walk, Run or Roll

Thank you for your support of the Eblen Charities’ 20th Anniversary Walk, Run or Roll event, presented by Beverly-Hanks REALTORS this spring. This year was all virtual, as in planning this year’s Walk, we did not feel as though we could have our big Walk event. However, it was still important to raise funds for the increasing number of families seeking help- many of which are still affected by the pandemic. Because of the generosity of our community, we raised more than $24,000.

Thank you to our sponsors: Beverly-Hanks, Realtors, McKinney Insurance Services, Great Beginnings Dentistry and Great Smiles Orthodontics, WLOS ABC 13, Star 104.3, 99.9 Kiss Country, Applied Solutions Group, First Citizens Bank, Outback Steakhouse, Two Men And A Truck of Asheville N.C., Carland and Andersen CPA, and Dave and Peggy White. 

And special thanks to Neal Hanks, Beverly-Hanks president, for serving as honorary chair for this community event to raise emergency housing funds for Buncombe County student families hurt by the pandemic.


Wicked Weed / Brad Johnson Golf Classic

The Wicked Weed/Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic is set for Tuesday, June 15th and will be held at the Cliffs at Walnut Cove.  Email Julie Johnson, [email protected] for sponsorship, team and registration information.


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!


BOOsters and Pumpkins

This year the pandemic has changed the way we do things almost daily. The BOOsters and Pumpkins fundraiser is one of Eblen’s key fundraisers, helping hundreds of families receive assistance throughout the year.


Smoky Mountain Toy Run

Date and time

Sat, November 6, 2021

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT


Kearfott Corporation

2858 US-70

Black Mountain, NC 28711