Eblen Charities March 2021 Newsletter
Join Our Walk, Run or Roll Virtual Event

Join us for Eblen Charities’ 20th Anniversary Walk, Run or Roll event, presented by Beverly-Hanks REALTORS this spring. Special thanks to Neal Hanks, Beverly-Hanks president, for serving as honorary chair for this community event to raise emergency housing funds for Buncombe County student families hurt by the pandemic.

Because of the pandemic, Eblen canceled last year’s walk and will host a virtual event this year. You can walk, run or cycle any time between May 8-15. Register as an individual or form a “friends and family team” or a “corporate team.” Everyone who raises $100 or more will earn a 20th anniversary commemorative T-shirt.

Eblen will provide an easy-to-use fundraising platform and step-by-step directions and ideas that will make it easy to register, form teams and fundraise.
For more information about sponsorship and team opportunities, please contact Amanda Putnam at aputnam@eblencharities.org
This Month at Eblen
Jersey Mike's Day of Giving
Wednesday, March 31

Eblen is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs for the 11th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to benefit local nonprofits.

During March, customers can donate to Eblen Charities at participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants. The campaign will culminate in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 31, when local Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales to Eblen Charities.

The participating Asheville restaurants are River Hills Shops, West Asheville, Hendersonville Road and the Rutledge Commons Shopping Center on Airport Road. These funds are used to help local families in the community with emergency needs such as, heat, housing, medical needs, and more.
Leave a Lasting Legacy

There are many ways you can support the work of Eblen Charities, including making a legacy gift, such as a gift annuity, a charitable remainder trust or a bequest. You can reduce your taxable income by making a gift of life insurance, stock or a gift from your retirement assets. Contact your financial advisor or estate planning attorney today.

“My wife and I have invested in our community by supporting Eblen Charities for more than 25 years. We want to continue to financially support families in need after we are gone. We know we can trust Eblen to use our money wisely – maintaining low administrative costs while providing quality services and resources that impact the lives of thousands of families in our community. What better legacy could we have than to invest in Eblen to improve the lives of people in Western North Carolina. Eblen Charities provides an excellent vehicle to do just that.”
– Dave White, Eblen Board member

Hoops Against Hunger Helps Student Families

For the seventh straight year, Eblen launched its Hoops Against Hunger campaign in partnership with the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships earlier this month at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center. We are grateful for our partnership with the Southern Conference, Asheville-Buncombe Sports Commission and Explore Asheville for their help in promoting the food drive.

Special thanks to the Asheville-area hotels that collected a total of about 1,000 easy-to-prepare, kid-friendly food items that were donated to the Buncombe County Resource Center for students and their families affected by the pandemic. The hotels were: The Cambria Hotel, Crowne Plaza, Double Tree Biltmore, Hilton Biltmore Park, Hyatt Place Downtown, the Renaissance and the Fairfield Marriott Weaverville.
Eblen Receives Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation Grant

Eblen Charities has received a grant from the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation to enhance service to people in financial crisis in Western North Carolina.

Eblen, one of 23 nonprofits that recently received a grant from Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation, will use the funds for a full-time intake coordinator who will serve as the first point of contact for clients needing help with their rent, heating, electric bill and more.

“We’re grateful to the Sisters of Mercy Foundation of North Carolina for this first-year seed funding for this important position,” said Eblen Charities’ Executive Director Robin Boettcher. “The needs of individuals and families in our region is greater than ever because of the devastating effects of COVID-19.


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