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Winter Heating Help is Still Available

As winter continues, children, adults, and families are still struggling to keep warm as the cold weather ebbs and flows through our mountains.  Eblen Charities began administering the Federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program in partnership with Buncombe County Health and Human Services Dec. 1.  LIEAP is a federally funded initiative that provides a one-time payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills.  Currently, households with someone who is 60 years old or older or having anyone who is … Continue reading


This Wednesday,January 3, 2019 will give a great many families a warm start to the New Year as those who are seeking heating assistance through these upcoming cold winter months will once again be receiving additional help thanks to our continuing partnership between Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services and the Eblen Energy Project of Eblen Charities. Last December, Eblen once again began administering the Federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) for Buncombe County. LIEAP is a … Continue reading

In the News -WLOS-TV 12/22/18 Enka Wins Battle for the Belt at Second Annual Headlock on Hunger / Theraworx Protect Great Smoky Mountain Grapple

(Asheville) – WLOS – TV- The second annual Headlock on Hunger/ Theraworx Relief Great Smoky Moutain Grapple wrestling tournament doubled in size from its inaugural year. The field of twenty-four teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee were not only vying for a tournament championship, though. Each team was encouraged to bring canned goods and perishable items to donate to Headlock on Hunger, an outreach of Eblen Charities. The team that brought the most food by weight won … Continue reading


When you are hungry nothing else matters. That is far more than a slogan that Eblen Charities and their partners have been saying since the inception of Headlock on Hunger three years ago. It is an all too well known by far too many students and children in our community who have to face hunger at home while they are away from school during holiday breaks. It is hunger that separates these courageous students from their friends. It is hunger … Continue reading

Bojangles Joins Eblen Charities Saint Nicholas Project

A great many thanks to long-time partners, sponsors, and friends Jeff Rigsby, Lindsay Hanson, and all the wonderful folks at Bojangles for their kindness and the invitation to attend and speak at their company Christmas dinner last week and all the tremendous toys they collected for the Eblen Charities Saint Nicholas Project and the Ingles Toy Store. And so this is Christmas…

In The News:WLOS / Eblen Charities Coat Drive Give-A-Way Begins Tuesday, October 30th

If you had a chance to step outside in early mornings this past week I am sure you have no doubt that fall has finally arrived. The crisp air has many of us reaching for the sweaters and jackets we packed away last spring and reminding us that winter is definitely on the way. With heating assistance beginning in a few weeks, Eblen Charities is once again joining WLOS-TV in getting a jump on the cold weather this week with … Continue reading


The leaders and aspiring leaders in our community will have a tremendous opportunity as Express Employment Professionals is once again bringing one of the most anticipated leadership events of the year back to our community this week. On Wednesday, October 24th, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will once again host Express Personnel Professionals as they present a half-day leadership event that is again being offered to the individuals, companies, and organizations as part of the Leadercast sponsorship package this year. During … Continue reading

Andrew Institute / Headlock on Hunger Presents Inaugural NWCA CEO Leadership Academy

No matter where it is- in business, education, public service, or athletics, everything rises and falls on its leadership. That has been the guiding premise for the past decade of the Andrew Institute Institute for Leadership and Public Service that has brought world renowned leaders into our community that not only brought their thoughts, expertise, and encouragement to established and aspiring leaders but focuses on the most important part of leadership – serving others. This Saturday, the Andrew Institute for … Continue reading


The most unique and exciting running event that the mountains of western North Carolina has ever seen returns for the fourth year to benefit the children, adults, and families in need in our community. On September 21-23 the Asheville Running Experience once again takes to the streets with a variety of running and playing options for hundreds of local and visiting runners. The event was created to represent what it is to live and run in Asheville with options on … Continue reading

Ingles Markets Launch Eblen Pumpkin Campaign at Outback Steakhouse This Wednesday

With schools in session and summer gone, you know it will not be long until the Ingle’s / Eblen Pumpkin Campaign will again brighten the halls of our local schools and the windows and registers of Ingle’s Markets. This Wednesday, September 19th, the 2017 Ingle’s Pumpkin Campaign will begin with the kick-off luncheon hosted by Brian Dockery and his staff at Outback Steakhouse beginning at 11:30 am. Hundreds of educators and community leaders will join Eblen to hear about Eblen’s … Continue reading