The Saint Nicholas Project provides Christmas gifts, clothes, food, and other items to children and families in our community to help ensure that their Christmases are a bit brighter and provide hope for the coming year. In Partnership with Ingles Markets, WLOS-TV, iheart Radio, Asheville-Citizen Times, Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, the Harley’s Owner’s Group, the Smokey Mountain Toy Run, Pepsi, the FIRC Group, Two Men and a Truck, and hundreds of other businesses and families.
Children from birth to 18, are registered at the Eblen Charities Waddell Client Service Center beginning October 1st. Toys are collected by businesses, organizations, and schools to be distributed in the Ingles/St. Nicholas Toy Store, and through the Ingles Markets Magical Christmas Toy Drive and the Smokey Mountain Toy Run. Parents who sign up are given an appointment to come back and shop during a two week period the Ingles Toy Store is open. Parents are able to choose three gifts, stocking stuffers and a book for each child.