BOOsters and Pumpkins

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, 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.