Tools for Schools & Ingles Pharmacy Vaccination Project

UPDATE 8/19/21: THE TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS DISTRIBTUION WAS HELD WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18. IF YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO GET AN APPOINTMENT AND STILL NEED HELP WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES, PLEASE COME BY THE EBLEN CHARITIES OFFICE, 50 WESTGATE PARKWAY IN THE WESTGATE SHOPPING CENTER, BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 4 P.M. SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL BE GIVEN OUT ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.  PLEASE COME TO THE BACK DOOR AND RING THE DOOR BELL.

Donate to Tools for Schools

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 13th annual Ingles Tools for Schools Supply Drive, Wednesday August 4th at the Ingles at 29 Tunnel Rd. in partnership with Ingles Markets, WLOS, iHeartMedia Asheville, and the Asheville Citizen-Times. 
 
Eblen Charities is grateful to our partners, as well as community supporters and sponsors, Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Two Men and a Truck for supporting the Tools for Schools program. 
 
Students will be back in the classrooms this coming school year, and many will need your help to get the school supplies they need to start the school year successfully.  All school supplies donated will help local children in our community who receive school supplies through Eblen Charities.  
 
Monetary donations can be made by texting STUDENT to 345345 on any mobile device or by making a donation online at www.eblencharities.org  All funds received will help in purchasing items that will be needed most as students navigate through the beginning of the school year. 
 
Most needed School Supplies:
Book Bags
Ear Buds
Wide/College Ruled Paper
Composition Notebooks
Pencils
Mechanical Pencils
Pens: Black, Blue and Red
Colored Pencils
Markers
Glue/Glue Sticks
Highlighters
Index Cards
Crayons
Erasers
3 Ring Binders
Folders
Scissors
Graph Paper
Dividers
Pencil Boxes/Pouches
 
Help make it easy for you, click on an option below and order  from Amazon. Simply place your order online and have it delivered to Eblen if you would like.
ADDRESS: Eblen Charities at 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville, NC 28806

Ingles Pharmacy and Eblen Charities Immunization Project/Tools for Schools Distribution was held Wednesday, August 18 9am-4pm

Don’t miss the fifth annual Ingles Pharmacy and Eblen Charities Immunization Project! Our community partners have teamed up once again to benefit area children who are uninsured or underinsured. The Immunization Project will provide access to free vaccines that are required for children who will go into Kindergarten, seventh, or 12th grade next year. *A meningitis booster is now required for all 12th grade students. If your rising first or eighth grader has not received these immunizations due to COVID disruptions last year, they are welcome to attend this clinic.
 
This event coincides with the school supply distribution on Wednesday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professionals will be on-site to provide health screenings and access to life-saving vaccines.
 
*Eblen Charities will require an appointment for anyone in need of school supplies in order to maintain COVID best practices. If you are in need of school supplies, please register for an appointment with Eblen Charities at www.eblencharities.org by clicking on the Tools for Schools Sign Up Here Link. If you have any questions, please call the office at 828-255-3066 or email [email protected]
 
Masks will be required for both children and adults.
 
The distribution of school supplies and the Immunization Clinic will take place by appointment only at the Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville on August 18, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m.
 
Special thanks to our partners: Ingles Pharmacy, Eblen Charities, Family Care Black Mountain, the Buncombe County Health Department, Buncombe County Schools, and Asheville City Schools.

 

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