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INGLES / EBLEN TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A GREAT START

Long before dawn last Wednesday, hundreds of families began lining up at the Ingles Toy Store at Westgate Shopping Center waiting for the doors to open. As some of the children stretched out on the walkway with their blankets and pillows, the staff, some board members, and volunteers of Eblen Charities set up the final details to be ready for what would become one of the busiest days in Eblen Charities history. These wonderful families were not in line in … Continue reading

UNBELIEVABLE ! COMMUNITY JOINS INGLES/EBLEN TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

For most students, getting ready for the start of school on August 28th week means focusing on making sure they had everything they need for class as they begin the new year. In most cases that means shopping with their parents for notebooks, paper, pencils, rulers, and dozens of other things on their supply lists. But for just as many students the beginning of the school year is not something they look forward to, but one that they and their … Continue reading

Tools for Schools – Distribution Wednesday, August 16th New Immunization Program Set to Launch

The second and most exciting part of the Ingles / Eblen Tools for Schools program is set for this Wednesday August 16th as we will begin distributing the school supplies we collected last Wednesday and will continue to collect throughout the year. Beginning at 9:00 AM this Wednesday we will open the doors at the Ingles Toy Store (Bon Marche) in the Westgate Shopping Center to hundreds of families seeking help so their children can start the new school year … Continue reading

WICKED WEED HELP AT HOME CONTINUES TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM RECORD TEMPERATURES

TEMPERATURES BRING MORE CALLS FOR RELIEF FROM THE HEAT Although we are moving quickly towards the end of summer, near record high temperatures continue to hit our mountains and with that a greater number of requests have been coming in to the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center seeking help to ward off the heat that has been affecting the most vulnerable of our clients. Since the beginning of June the Eblen Cooling Project has distributed as many fans as … Continue reading

Ingles / Eblen Tools For Schools Set for Wednesday, August 9th at New Location on Brevard Road

In a little more than a month, the 2017-2018 school year will begin in western North Carolina. Tens of thousands of students will again be filing through the doors of schools across the mountains preparing for another year of the excitement of learning. But before the first bell rings, hundreds of students and their teachers will be finding themselves again facing the same challenge they encountered last year and it may be greater than in year’s past. Once again as … Continue reading

A Tiny Ripple of Hope

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance” -Robert Francis Kennedy. Last month marked the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy. Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, June … Continue reading

IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS

By Mother Teresa of Calcutta People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered… forgive them anyway If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives… be kind anyway If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies… succeed anyway If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you… be honest and frank anyway What you may spend years building, someone may destroy overnight… build anyway If you find serenity and happiness, people … Continue reading

Ingles Tools for Schools Set for August 9th

In just a few weeks, the 2017-2018 school year will begin in western North Carolina. Tens of thousands of students will again be filing through the doors of schools across the mountains preparing for another year of the excitement of learning. But before the first bell rings, hundreds of students and their teachers will be finding themselves again facing the same challenge they encountered last year and that may in fact be greater than last year. Once again. as students … Continue reading

Christmas in July Toy Run Revs Up Saturday August 22nd

Even though we are still five months away from eagerly awaiting a visit from jolly old St. Nick, this Saturday, July 23rd, hundreds of Even though we are still five months away from eagerly awaiting a visit from jolly old St. Nick, on Saturday, July 22nd hundreds of Santa’s helpers will start their engines and take to the road as the Asheville Harley Owners Group and the wonderful members of the Smoky Mountain Toy Run return for the Fifth Annual … Continue reading

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BEGINS TENTH YEAR OF PARTNERSHIP WITH BUNCOMBE COUNTY HHS

EBLEN CHARITIES REJOINS BUNCOMBE COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN FEDERAL PROGRAM Ten years ago Eblen Charities was invited by the Buncombe County Health and Human Services to join them in a new partnership that would allow us to serve more families in our community who are in need of assistance with rent, electric, water, gas bills, and utility deposits. We wasted no time in gratefully accepting their invitation to join them in helping those who come seeking help to … Continue reading