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Andy Stanley to Speak at Keller Williams – AVL Technologies-Andrew Institute Leadercast May 4th

On Friday, May 4th 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: Andy Stanley – Communicator, author and … Continue reading

INAUGURAL HOOPS AGAINST HUNGER HOTEL CHALLENGE ADDS NEW OUTREACH TO 2018 SOCON BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

When you are hungry nothing else matters. That is a simple message that the Heroes vs Hunger programs of Eblen Charities and our wonderful partners have been sharing with our community for more than three years. In that brief time, and in partnership with Arby’s, Ingles, the Brumit Restaurant Group, Pepsi, and others, more than one million meals have been distributed to area children so they would not have to face hunger at home while away from school. One of … Continue reading

In the News – WLOS TV – High Heating Costs This Winter Drive Many to a Non-Profit for Help

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — This especially cold winter has put folks on a tight budget on edge. Heating expenses are soaring, which has many looking for a lifeline to get through the rest of the season. Eblen Charities says they are giving the public heating assistance at a pace way ahead of last year. Since November, Eblen has helped 5,000 families, which is up 1,200 from this time last year. The consistently crowded non-profit’s office is the latest sign that … Continue reading

MAE JEMISON – FIRST BLACK WOMAN IN SPACE TO SPEAK AT EIGHTH ANNUAL LEADERCAST – ASHEVILLE MAY 4TH

The world is looking for great leaders to follow. In order to become those leaders to the outside, we have to lead ourselves first. We must walk the walk. It’s like the flight attendants tell us: “Please remember to wear your own oxygen mask before helping others.” Leadercast -Asheville will once again return to the mountains this spring to focus on in order to lead others, you must first be able to lead yourself.. How do you lead yourself effectively? … Continue reading

Diamond Brand Customers Help Families Bundle Up For Good

Diamond Brand Outdoors is known as a place to get the gear you need to play in Western North Carolina. Many of you also went there to give. The company’s Bundle Up For Good Coat Drive exceeded its original goal of 300 by collecting 427 clean, gently-used coats at DBO and Frugal Backpacker locations between Thanksgiving and Christmas. “Even after 54 years, the spirit of the mountains we call home continues to amaze us all,” says Will Gay, owner and CEO … Continue reading

EBLEN HEATING ASSISTANCE GROWS AS RECORD COLD CONTINUES

This past week certainly made it evident to all of us living in the mountains of western North Carolina that winter is going to be with us for a while. With the drop in temperatures and cold winds filling our days, the Waddell Client Service Center of Eblen Charities has again seen an increased number of families calling upon us to help them keep warm in these weeks of winter. Since the first week in November, the staff and volunteers … Continue reading

SOCON Leads Fight Against Childrens Hunger This March at Championship Tournament

The Southern Conference has been known for decades for their high academic standards, tremendous faculty, staff, and their nationally recognized athletic teams. And once again, SOCON is bringing their highly contested conference basketball championships to Asheville this March, not only to bring excitement and a top level of competition of the men’s and women’s to the US Cellular Center and eventually crowning their respective champions, but to also show what true champions they truly are. For the fourth consecutive year, … Continue reading

BILTMORE CHURCH REACHES OUT WITH HUNDREDS OF BLANKETS TO HELP BATTLE RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES

Families in our community will find the cold winter nights a bit warmer thanks to the kindness of our wonderful friends and partners at Biltmore Church, who once again joined together to donate more than 600 blankets to Eblen Charities as the New Year began. So many that we serve through the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center are ill, elderly, or have small children at home and are susceptible to the cold and the cold temperatures provide a challenge. … Continue reading

Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center Expands With Eblen After Hours

This past Tuesday Eblen Charities once again broke new ground by extending its normal operating hours by keeping all client services open until 7:00 PM. As winter continues and more and more families seek assistance, the staff of Eblen Charities created an “after hours” program to make sure that those in need will be able to access all of Eblen’s services with more convenient hours. Winter, with additional heating programs, is by far the busiest time of year for the … Continue reading

Eblen Sealant Program Begins 19th Year this Friday

If you happen to see a lot of bright and healthy smiles beaming from elementary school children in our community these past seventeen years, chances are one reason they are smiling is that they have a lot less cavities thanks to the Eblen Dental Sealant Partnership. Beginning this Friday, hundreds of second graders will once again have a reason to smile as the Eblen Dental Sealant Partnership begins its 18th year on the campus of Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College. … Continue reading