BOOsters and Pumpkins

Eblen’s BOOSters and Pumpkins are here!
The Eblen Charities Pumpkin Campaign is our longest-running fundraiser, which started out with hand-cut ghosts, and evolved into pumpkins and ghosts that could be seen in local Ingles Markets (October 1-31), local schools, area banks, credit unions, dry cleaners, restaurants and other local businesses. Each colorful pumpkin or friendly ghost sold, added to the Halloween decor of participating businesses and schools for nearly three decades. 
The BOOsters and Pumpkins fundraiser is one of Eblen’s key fundraisers, helping hundreds of families receive assistance throughout the year. Eblen meets needs not covered by federal funds for heating, utilities and housing. These requests include clothing, shoes, eye glasses, medication, gas for medical appointments. This program brightens the lives of so many families each year who receive assistance from Eblen’s General Fund Programs.
Bojangles, a long time partners in the Boosters campaign, will be asking customers to donate a dollar to help those in need at Eblen Charities.  Bojangles has 12 participating Bojangles restaurants here in WNC. 
Buncombe County Schools has been raising money for Eblen Charities through the Pumpkin Fundraiser for three decades now! Because of the pandemic, we will be raising money in the schools, as well as a virtual option for each school to raise funds virtually! And you have a chance to participate. Select your favorite school below! This is a friendly competition between schools to raise the most money to help those in need in our community, and now is more important than ever as we are seeing an increase in emergency requests daily. Help us spread the word and help them reach their goals! 
Look for BOOSters and Pumpkins, along with our the virtual campaign, the whole month of October. This new virtual platform is fun, easy to use, and great for friendly competitions. If your organization is interested in hosting a virtual fundraiser, contact Amanda Putnam at [email protected].  
Click on your favorite school below to support their virtual fundraising page.