Category Archives: News

In The News:WLOS / Eblen Charities Coat Drive Give-A-Way Begins Wednesday October 25th

(Asheville, NC) With heating assistance beginning in two weeks, Eblen Charities is once again joining WLOS-TV in getting a jump on the cold weather this week with the Fifth Annual Spring Clean Coat Drive Give- A-Way beginning this Wednesday. Last April WLOS and Eblen Charities held its Spring Clean Coat Drive at Ashley Furniture Home Store and Eblen Charities last spring. Thanks to this event and all of the generous folks who brought their coats by during the 16 hour … Continue reading

Join Eblen Charities for the Belk Charity Sale November 4th

I know that not too many of us are thinking about Christmas just yet, but it is closer than we think. We are a little more than two months away from Christmas Day and with the holidays fast approaching there is no better time to get ready to begin your Christmas shopping. Eblen Charities is once again honored to be part of the Belk Charity Sale that has quickly become a holiday tradition in our community that not only rings … Continue reading

Barnes & Noble Biltmore Park Donates to Start Eblen Charities Annual St. Nicholas Project

Thank you all the wonderful folks at Barnes and Noble in Biltmore Park for their generous donation of 23 boxes of toys and books for Eblen Charities St. Nicholas Project last Friday. Eblen has been partnering with them for more than three years and thanks to their “Holiday Book Drive” for the St. Nicholas Project and the Ingles Toy Store thousands of children and their families have so much more to smile about Christmas Morning.


Press Release For Immediate Release: 10/08/17 EBLEN CHARITIES SAINT NICHOLAS PROJECT BEGINS FAMILY REGISTRATIONS OCTOBER 9th (Asheville, NC) Families in need of help in providing a memorable Christmas for their children this year can begin signing up for the Eblen Charities St. Nicholas Project this Monday, October 9th at the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center at Westgate. Sign up during regular office hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. “This Christmas thousands of area children will … Continue reading


INGLES FOOD FOR THOUGHT DELIVERS SNACKS TO AREA SCHOOLS As area schools began last month , the staff and volunteers of Eblen Charities have been working tirelessly to make sure students in our community who may not be able to afford to bring snacks to school would not be left hungry during the day. Beginning this week nearly 40,000 snacks will be delivered to area schools. Last year alone, the Food for Thought program provided more than 90,000 snacks to … Continue reading

In The News: WLOS-TV- Ingles / Eblen Food for Thought Distributes Nearly 20,000 Snacks to Area Schools

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Eblen Charities and Ingles Markets teamed up Friday to make sure every mountain student has an epic snack time. Volunteers with the Food for Thought program delivered snacks to schools in six mountain counties. They had more than 18,000 individual snacks, so no one was left out. The program is designed to get food in the hands of children who need it. “Everybody gets a snack every day at school, and, if you can’t bring one, … Continue reading

Join St. Nicholas Project As a Toy Drop Off Site This Year

This Monday,, Eblen Charities began signing up families for the St. Nicholas Project to help provide a memorable Christmas this year for thousands of children in our community. The St. Nicholas Project has grown from 125 children a few years a go to nearly 4,500 children last year. With increasing calls already coming in for this year, we are anticipating an even larger number of families calling upon us for help. In order to meet these growing needs for Christmas … Continue reading

BOOsters / Pumpkins Arrive

It wouldn’t be October in western North Carolina without the Eblen BOOsters and Ingle’s Pumpkins popping up in Ingle’s Markets, schools, area banks, credit unions, dry cleaners, restaurants, and hundreds of other local businesses. Each colorful pumpkin or friendly ghost sells for a dollar and not only adds to the Halloween decor of participating businesses and schools but brightens up the lives of tens of thousands of families each year who receive assistance from the numerous programs of the Eblen … Continue reading


The most unique and exciting running event that the mountains of western North Carolina has ever seen returns for the second year to benefit the children, adults, and families in need in our community. On September 22-24 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 2oth, 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