Last year, volunteers gave over 4,500 hours of service to Eblen Charities! That would be equivalent to $143,100 in payroll dollars, which is a huge gift to Eblen! We could not serve the thousands of people we do without the help of our faithful volunteers who assist with fundraising events like the annual golf tournament and the Spring Clean Coat Drive, answering phones, filing, warehouse organization and special assistance programs like the St. Nicholas Project and Tools for Schools. There are many ways YOU can be a part of the mission of Eblen Charities.

Volunteers play a big role in the success of the programs at Eblen. One of our long-time volunteers, Cindy Estes, has truly embraced the heart of Eblen’s mission, to assist families and individuals in need, by giving much of her time each week to organize and coordinate Eblen’s warehouse space. Cindy has been volunteering with Eblen for 17 years, working hard behind the scenes of each fundraising and giveaway event to ensure that inventory is organized, set up, and distributed appropriately. She helps coordinate the “Wednesday Crew,” as they are affectionately called, a small group of long-term volunteers who assist in Eblen’s warehouse. When Eblen moved to its new location this past fall, the Wednesday Crew wholeheartedly gave their time and energy to help box, unbox, clean, and organize both the old warehouse as well as the new warehouse. Cindy and the Wednesday Crew made our Fall 2023 giveaway events possible, unpacking and creating a beautiful and organized space from which we could give away warm winter clothing and host our annual St. Nicholas Project. From the warehouse to the front office desk, we are deeply grateful for the ways this community comes together to help those in need.

View this clip from WLOS and see how Cindy Estes gives her time and energy to serve at Eblen Charities. 

Click here to complete a volunteer questionnaire and application.

For more information, contact Jennifer at [email protected].