The Saint Nicholas Project
There are so many wonderful stories that have made this year's Saint Nicholas Project a success despite the pandemic. We invite you to view our social media to see them all.
Ingles Magical Christmas Toy Drive
This year's Ingles Magical Christmas Toy Drive set records, thanks to the generosity of many folks here in WNC. Thanks to the outpouring of support we received, a 53-foot-long. tractor trailer was filled with toys, and we collected $12,400 to help purchase toys! We are grateful to our partners: Ingles Markets, iHeartRadio, WLOS and Asheville Citizen Times.
The work of Eblen Charities Saint Nicholas Project could not be done without volunteers. More than 250 volunteers, including church groups, school groups, the U.S. ARMY, families and individuals have given their time to help set up the Ingles Toy Store, collect and sort toys at the toy drive, drop off boxes and pick up toys in the community and work in the toy store this year.
Thank you to the more than 130 businesses in our community that have collected toys, helping to ensure that every family signed up for the Saint Nicholas Project will have toys to choose from over the course of eight days. This year, more than 1,250 families signed up to get assistance.