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JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND SAINT NICHOLAS SATURDAY THIS WEEK AT BARNES AND NOBLE AT BILTMORE PARK AND A SPECIAL HOLIDAY BOOK SIGNING

If you missed last week’ s Saint Nicholas Saturday at the Barnes and Noble at the Asheville Mall don’t let that land you on Santa’s “naughty list” this Christmas Season because you thanks to the good folks at Barnes and Noble in Biltmore Park you have a second chance. Starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, December 16th the second Saint Nicholas Saturday will open its doors at Barnes and Noble at Biltmore Park running until 10 p. m. with a … Continue reading

ARBY’S, BRUMIT RESTAURANT GROUP, EBLEN JOYFULL HOLIDAYS AT HOME TO PROVIDE THOUSANDS OF MEALS TO STUDENTS FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK

Christmas break from school is a time that thousands of students in our community look forward to each year. Nearly two weeks of sleeping in, no homework, getting together with friends, and countless other activities fill their days until school resumes after the New Year. For far too many students the Christmas Holidays mean one thing that no student should have to face while at home and that is the hunger they have to endure while away from school because … Continue reading

JOIN US FOR SAINT NICHOLAS SATURDAY THIS WEEK AT BARNES AND NOBLE AT THE ASHEVILLE MALL

The holidays are full of traditions. Family gatherings , Christmas and Holiday parties, Christmas trees and holiday decorations everywhere and of course the shopping. And as you are beginning to check things off of your Christmas list let Eblen Charities and Barnes and Noble at the Asheville Mall give you a hand. Starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, December 9th the Inaugural Saint Nicholas Saturday will open its doors at Barnes and Noble in the Asheville Mall running until 10 … Continue reading

National Release of “Find Your Own Calcutta” to Benefit Eblen Charities This Saturday, December 2nd at Barnes and Noble – Biltmore Park

Find your calling, Find your purpose, Find Your Own Calcutta this Christmas and begin this wonderful season and the New Year finding a life of purpose and meaning in a selfish world. Meet author William Murdock this Saturday at the national release of “Find Your Own Calcutta”, at Barnes and Noble in Biltmore Park from 11 am – 7 pm. Pick up a copy and help those in our community with all proceeds going to Eblen Charities.

HEATING ASSISTANCE EXPANDS WITH LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY

Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services and the Eblen Energy Project of Eblen Charities. Beginning Thursday, December 1st, Eblen Charities will once again begin administering the Federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) for Buncombe County. LIEAP is a Federally funded program that provides for a one-time payment to help eligible households pay their home heating bills. Households containing … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE – INGLES MAGICAL CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE THIS WEEK

For thousands of families and their children in our community the Christmas season doesn’t begin in the pre-dawn hours of “Black Friday” or the early sales on Thanksgiving evening. For them, Christmas begins with the kindness of countless families, companies, organizations and individuals who generously volunteer and donate toys and dollars to the Eblen Charities St. Nicholas Project. This year, Eblen Charities is again honored and privileged to be joining two events this week that have become as much of … Continue reading

INGLES MARKETS, HEATH SHULER, EBLEN, DUKE ENERGY, WICKED WEED, FRIDAY’S STAFFING TO PROVIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR THOUSANDS THIS WEEK

Thanksgiving is a time for all of us to reflect on the blessings we have received this past year. During these difficult times, so many here in our community will be facing an empty table on Thanksgiving Day. But thanks to so many wonderful people, companies, and organizations, these families who have struggled so much through these troubled days will be able to enjoy a memorable Thanksgiving with their family and friends. Twelve years ago Eblen Charities had the privilege … Continue reading

Eblen In The News: Eblen Charities Adding More Muscle To “Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving”

The 828 – Once again this year, Eblen Charities’ “Giving Thanks For Thanksgiving” program has enlisted some muscle to help feed local families. This year, former pro-football player and congressman Heath Shuler has teamed up with Beth “The Glamazon” Phoenix, the youngest women ever inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Together, they are helping raise money for Thanksgiving meals for families in Western North Carolina, and working to distribute that food the day before the holiday. A lot of … Continue reading

In The News: Chiquita Makes Generous Donation to Ingles / Eblen Tools for Schools

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Chiquita made a surprise donation Friday to Eblen Charities and Ingles’ Tools for Schools program. Eblen executive director Bill Murdock said the donations are vital because many charities donate supplies in the fall, but they’re needed year round. “Within a couple of weeks, they’re no better off really than they were at the beginning of the year because the paper’s used up, the pencils are used up,” Murdock said. Tools for Schools provides supplies to students … Continue reading

Join Us For This Year’s St. Nicholas Project

The St. Nicholas Project is Eblen’s Most Popular Event Don’t miss out on helping with this year’s Saint Nicholas Project. We began registering families who need help on October 1 and already have more than 1,000 children registered. Eblen Charities is one of the few local organization serving children at Christmas each year through the age of 18. There are Several Opportunities to be Involved: Host a Toy Drop-off Box If your business, organization or school would like to be … Continue reading