Category Archives: News

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

“The Walk” Kick-Off at Outback Steakhouse This Wednesday

How far would you go to help someone in need? If you are familiar with Eblen Charities these past years you are no doubt familiar with this question that we pose to our community each year as fall nears. There is little doubt that most everyone would go to extraordinary lengths to help those in times of need. But once again we are not asking for extraordinary lengths, all we are asking for is just six miles. If three or … Continue reading

In The News: Dance Club Steps Up for Charities in WNC – WLOS-TV 8/17/18

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Friends that dance together also give back together.\ Our News 13 Persons of the Week include 150 members of the Mountain Shag Club who donated supplies and cash to the Ingles Tools for Schools Drive, which collects more than a million essential items each year. Club members Sherrie Howard and Paul Peterson presented a check to Bill Murdock, who is the executive director of Eblen Charities. “On behalf of the Mountain Shag Club, we’d like to … Continue reading


Long before dawn last Wednesday, hundreds of families began lining up at the Ingles Toy Store at Westgate Shopping Center waiting for the doors to open. As some of the children stretched out on the walkway with their blankets and pillows, the staff, some board members, and volunteers of Eblen Charities set up the final details to be ready for what would become one of the busiest days in Eblen Charities history. These wonderful families were not in line in … Continue reading

Eblen Charities Food Pantry Established for Graduate students at WCU’s Biltmore Park Instructional Site

Western Carolina University and Eblen Charities have joined together to create a food pantry at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site, intended for a rarely considered clientele ― graduate students. “WCU cares about student success and that their needs are being met, whether in the classroom or at home,” said Lane Perry, director of WCU’s Center for Service Learning, which is leading the university’s efforts. “We have to take into account aspects of wellness, such as proper diet and ready access … Continue reading