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ARBY’S JOYFULL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, INGLES FOOD FOR THOUGHT, AND EBLEN GEAR UP FOR SPRING BREAK

The Waddell Client Service Center was busier than usual this past week. In addition to the great number of families the wonderful staff and volunteers of Eblen Charities serve each day, our wonderful volunteers spent dozen of hours separating food to be distributed to schools across the county for the Arby’s JoyFULL Home for the Holidays program. Those of you who are familiar with the work of Eblen Charities and our partnerships with Arby’s, the Brumit Restaurant Group, Ingles Markets, … Continue reading

April Fools

This Saturday is April 1st, or as most of us know it as April Fool’s Day. And as silly as this unofficial holiday may seem in comparison to so many others, it’s origins and traditions are no less fascinating. While the origins of April Fools’ Day are sketchy at best, one of the more popular theories dates back to the 16th century. Prior to 1582, the new year began on April 1. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new … Continue reading

Dr Henry Cloud to Speak at Keller Wiliams / Andrew Institute Leadership Event

On Friday, May 5th, Keller Williams Realty, AVL Technologies, and the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service will again be bringing some of the finest voices of leadership in the world to western North Carolina for the Seventh Annual Leadercast at Biltmore Church in south Asheville. This year, the day long event will again be broadcast from Atlanta and will feature ten of the world’s most influential leaders. This year’s speakers include: Dr. Henry Cloud -Acclaimed Leadership Expert , … Continue reading

In these tumultuous times everyone is looking for leadership. Leadership defines our organizations, companies, and all of us as individuals. As leadership expert and best-selling author John Maxwell wrote, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” But to become strong leaders, we need the tools to help us improve our skills and bring our leadership skills to new heights. And while there are countless books, programs, videos, and seminars on leadership, there are few whose thoughts and experience inspires and moves … Continue reading

Daniel Pink to Speak at Keller Williams – AVL Technologies-Andrew Institute Leadercast May 5th

On Friday, May 5th, Keller Williams Realty, AVL Technologies, and the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service will again be bringing some of the finest voices of leadership in the world to western North Carolina for the Seventh Annual Leadercast at Biltmore Church in south Asheville. This year, the day long event will again be broadcast from Atlanta and will feature ten of the world’s most influential leaders. This year’s speakers include: Daniel Pink -Behavioral Science Expert, Best-Selling Author … Continue reading

There Are Only So Many Tomorrows

This past month I lost two wonderful friends. They were loved by those who knew them and their lives touched countless others. In thinking of my friends I thought it might be appropriate to reprint some thoughts I wrote a year and a half ago. So for now, my friends, I hope you know how much you meant to so many and that in this life I have been so blessed to know you. Here is my epilogue from August … Continue reading

Aye and Begorrah

This Friday we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and in honor of all of our friends of Irish decent (and those who wish they were) here are a few facts about St. Patrick’s Day we thought you might enjoy. St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration … Continue reading

Molly Fletcher to Speak at Keller Williams – AVL Technologies-Andrew Institute Leadercast May 5th

On Friday, May 5th, Keller Williams Realty, AVL Technologies, and the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service will again be bringing some of the finest voices of leadership in the world to western North Carolina for the Seventh Annual Leadercast at Biltmore Church in south Asheville. This year, the day long event will again be broadcast from Atlanta and will feature ten of the world’s most influential leaders. This year’s speakers include: Molly Fletcher -Former Top Sports Agent and … Continue reading

OPERATION PROM DRESS RETURNS IN STYLE APRIL First

Springtime is certainly a welcome sight after some of the record cold days we have seen this year. But along with the warmer weather, budding flowers, and spring break comes a high school tradition that is anticipated since school began last August. Along with the warm spring breezes also comes the proms and military balls that can easily be the highlight of their academic year. But for many young women those memories will never happen for one very simple reason … Continue reading

With A Greateful Heart

From time to time we receive kind words of thanks from the families we are privileged to serve. We thought you might like to read a few of them this week. On several occasions I have come to Eblen Charities seeking aid. My requests for help have always been handled in a courteous and efficient manner. Other organizations could learn a thing from Eblen. Our community is fortunate to have your help during a time of need. Thank you from … Continue reading