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INGLES / EBLEN TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A GREAT START

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

WICKED WEED HELP AT HOME CONTINUES TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM RECORD TEMPERATURES

TEMPERATURES BRING MORE CALLS FOR RELIEF FROM THE HEAT Although we are moving quickly towards the end of summer, near record high temperatures continue to hit our mountains and with that a greater number of requests have been coming in to the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center seeking help to ward off the heat that has been affecting the most vulnerable of our clients. Since the beginning of June the Eblen Cooling Project has distributed as many fans as … Continue reading

Ingles / Eblen Tools For Schools Set for Wednesday, August 9th at New Location on Brevard Road

In a little more than a month, the 2017-2018 school year will begin in western North Carolina. Tens of thousands of students will again be filing through the doors of schools across the mountains preparing for another year of the excitement of learning. But before the first bell rings, hundreds of students and their teachers will be finding themselves again facing the same challenge they encountered last year and it may be greater than in year’s past. Once again as … Continue reading

In The News : SECU Members Help Open the Doors for Buncombe County Teacher Campus

Globe Newswire 5/3117 ASHEVILLE – The dedication of the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus drew a crowd of supporters to Asheville on Tuesday, applauding a housing initiative aimed at attracting and retaining teachers for Asheville City and Buncombe County schools. Representatives from State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) and SECU Foundation joined local leaders and educators for the official Ribbon Cutting of the 24-unit apartment complex, a collaborative effort between SECU Foundation, Asheville City and Buncombe County School Systems, Eblen Charities and Buncombe County. … Continue reading

In the News: Roy Williams Helps Celebrate New Teacher Housing

In the News: ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES 5/30/17 By: julie ball ASHEVILLE – UNC basketball coach Roy Williams helped celebrate the completion of new apartments aimed at providing a more affordable housing option for teachers in Asheville and Buncombe County schools. “Teachers don’t get paid enough period, so anything you can do to help their financial situation is going to help,” Williams said following a ribbon cutting ceremony outside the new Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus. • A new 24-unit apartment complex for teachers … Continue reading

n the News: Roy Williams Helps Celebrate New Teacher Housing

In the News: ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES 5/30/17 By: julie ball ASHEVILLE – UNC basketball coach Roy Williams helped celebrate the completion of new apartments aimed at providing a more affordable housing option for teachers in Asheville and Buncombe County schools. “Teachers don’t get paid enough period, so anything you can do to help their financial situation is going to help,” Williams said following a ribbon cutting ceremony outside the new Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus. • A new 24-unit apartment complex for teachers … Continue reading

In the News: Headlock on Hunger Co-Founders Make WWE History

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WILLIAMS / BALDWIN TEACHER CAMPUS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY THIS WEEK

Just seven months since the first bulldozer started up one of the most unique community partnerships is ready to open its doors and will help bring and retain quality teachers to our community with an historic ribbon cutting ceremony this Tuesday. The Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus, a 24 unit apartment complex will provide newly constructed 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments for approximately $915 a month for teachers in the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems. The campus is named in honor … Continue reading

ARBY’S / EBLEN JOYFULL HOLIDAYS AT HOME CONTINUES TO EXPAND SUMMER PROGRAM TO BATTLE CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN WNC

Summer vacation is the time of year that most students look forward to as homework, tests, and classes give way to sleeping late, swimming, and relaxing days in the sun. But for far too many students, summer vacation means only one thing and that is the fear that they will not have enough to eat during their time away from school. One in five children in our community struggle with hunger each day and many times the meals they receive … Continue reading

WILLIAMS / BALDWIN TEACHER CAMPUS RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY NEXT TUESDAY

A unique partnership that will help bring and retain quality teachers to our community will open its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 30th. The Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus, a 24 unit apartment complex will provide newly constructed 2 bedroom/2 bath apartments for approximately $915 a month for teachers in the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems. The campus is named in honor of Roy and Wanda Williams and Buddy and Rosa Lee Baldwin, area educators that … Continue reading