Greetings Eblen Charities friends and family!

We're here to help..
The need is greater than ever before for a greater amount of families and the resources are fewer from which to help them with.
However you choose to help during theses times; Thank you for choosing Eblen Charities as a means to help those living in our mountain community.
Please feel free to forward us to your family and friends, and we thank you for all that you do with Eblen Charities! 
And please stay safe!
This Week at Eblen
The Wicked Weed / Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic 2020 at Etowah Valley Golf and Resort

Thanks to all who took part in the 31st Annual Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Wicked Weed Brewing &
Hosted by Etowah Valley Golf & Resort!
Visit the link for photos - featuring all the moments, sponsors and teams!

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bioPure Asheville partners with Eblen Charities to provide a clean and safe environment.

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Eblen Cooling Project
Eblen Charities will be providing fans for individuals/families in need of cooling this summer. Donation of $15 will provide a fan to someone in need.

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Congratulations Graduates!
Class of 2020
Eblen Charities would like to congratulate all graduates of the class of 2020!

Many of the graduating seniors have been part of Eblen through Pumpkin Drives starting in Kindergarten, participated and raised money for the Walk, volunteered at numerous events, including Hoops Against Hunger, Tools for Schools, Operation Prom Dress, Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving, the Saint Nicholas Project and more!
These programs and events could not be done without volunteers from Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools. 
Graduates, we are proud of you all and wish you all the best!
Host your own Fundraiser!
If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser, using our new Crowdfunding application, please contact Amanda Putnam at aputnam@eblencharities.org . This new program is fun, simple to use and a great way to get your organization involved in helping our local community with needs during these difficult times.


The Wicked Weed / Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic 2020 at Etowah Valley Golf and Resort

The Wicked Weed/Brad Johnson Celebrity Golf Classic, held Tuesday, June 9 th  at the Etowah Valley Golf & Resort to benefit Eblen Charities was a huge success, raising more than $20,000 to help those in need in our community. We were proud to be able to host the first Golf Tournament in WNC with the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, we are so thankful to the Etowah Valley Golf & Resort for helping us make this tournament safe and fun for the teams. We are grateful to Wicked Weed Brewing for being the Tournament Sponsor for the fourth year along with Brad Johnson, who has been supporting the tournament for the past 16 years! We also thank each of our Round, Premiere and Team Sponsors who have been supporting this tournament for many years. 
 
The spring golf tournament has been taking place for 31 years, and this year we felt it was important to keep the tradition going, as the funds are needed more than ever to help those affected by the pandemic. The funds raised by the spring golf tournament have always been important, as the funds raised help families during the summer months, when there are little federal funds available. We are able to provide assistance with rent, utilities, medication, etc.
Congratulations to our Winners!
Team Wells Fargo Advisors : 1st Place Net
Team Brumit Restaurant Group: 2nd Place Net
Team Pepsi: 1st Place Gross
Team Dewey Andrew : 2nd Place Gross
Closest to Pin Winner Brain Hall iHeartMedia
Longest Drive Winner Cody Mincey Red Bull/Ingles Markets
Featured: This Week at Eblen
bioPure Asheville partners with Eblen Charities to provide a clean and safe environment.

Eblen Charities is honored to be one of the first partnerships bioPURE Asheville has developed in our community. As we are continuing to provide assistance to families and individuals in the Asheville, NC region during times of hardship and crisis, the team at bioPURE will be working with us to provide a safer and healthier facility to protect our guests, visitors, and staff. In preparation of entering into Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening, this will be vital to our community.

“I’m proud to have the opportunity to provide this critical service to the Eblen Charities organization,” explained Matt. “The work they’re doing is so important to our region, and the last thing they need to be concerned with is the added threat and stress of illness and infection.”

“We’re excited to bring the innovative bioPURE disinfection service to our neighbors and businesses here in the Asheville region,” says Matt Pencarinha, owner and operator of bioPURE Asheville. “I’ve had the good fortune to build a reputation as a leader in Asheville in facility cleaning through my business Reliable Medical Cleaning, and wanted to add the best option for effective disinfection services. I am very pleased to partner with bioPURE and am confident that our disinfection technology, service, and support is the best available. Our team is looking forward to providing this critical service to the schools, businesses, institutions, and residents in our home region.”

bioPURE, a leader in commercial and residential disinfection services, has recently expanded operations to respond to the growing demand for their treatment services in the greater-Asheville region. The company provides an advanced form of disinfection and cleaning services to remove harmful germs, bacteria, and viruses from residents, institutions, and commercial operations.* bioPURE’s proprietary disinfectant is registered and approved by the EPA to use against the SARS-CoV-2—the virus responsible for COVID-19—when used on hard, non-porous surfaces in accordance to bioPURE’s treatment process.

For more information about bioPURE Services, visit www.biopureservice.com or call 800-844-PURE (800-844-7873). If you are a resident, or business, located in the greater Asheville area, contact Matt Pencarinha at (828) 450-6679, and mpencarinha@biopureservice.com. The bioPURE Asheville team services all the greater Asheville region of Buncombe County including; Asheville, South Asheville, Weaverville, Candler, Swannanoa, Black Mountain, and Leicester.
Eblen Cooling
Project

The Temperature is Rising
Something as simple as
a box fan can save a life!
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are going to be giving away fans to those who are in need very soon, each fan is purchased at a cost of around $20. If you would like to help keep someone cool this summer, please donate $20 or more at the link below or mail a donation to Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville NC 28806
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDESS!
Upcoming Events
Christmas in July
Annual ride takes place in conjunction with The Smoky Mountain Toy Run
to benefit the Eblen Charities St Nicholas Project

Ingles Tools for Schools Supply Drive: August 4th located at 29 Tunnel Rd.
In partnership with Eblen Charities
Distribution by appointment: August 12th
If your office or group is interested in sponsoring and/or collecting school supplies
please contact Amanda Putnam at aputnam@eblencharities.org


Small Donations will add up on
AmazonSmile!
If you are already using Amazon, we would like to remind you that if you use AmazonSmile at  smile.amazon.com  and choose Eblen Charities as your charity this is just one more way to help our community at no extra cost to you.

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Enhanced Giving Incentives for Taxpayers
The CARES Act
Temporary Changes to Charitable Giving Laws

A key aspect of the CARES Act that directly impacts philanthropy is a temporary lifting of the adjusted gross income (AGI) limitation for cash gifts made by individuals to certain charitable organizations. Normally, an individual is limited in the amount of charitable gifts that she may deduct from her federal income taxes in a tax year. For example, taxpayers are typically not able to deduct more than 60 percent of their AGI for cash gifts made to public charities (for those taxpayers who itemize their deductions).

Under the CARES Act, the 60 percent AGI limit will not apply for charitable contributions made in cash during 2020, meaning taxpayers who itemize may deduct up to 100 percent of their AGI for qualifying charitable gifts made this year. This enhanced giving incentive applies to cash contributions only and does not apply to contributions to a donor advised fund or a supporting organization.

Further, there is a temporary above-the-line charitable deduction available for donors who do not itemize deductions on their federal taxes. The CARES Act provides for a maximum deduction of $300 for charitable contributions for taxpayers that elect not to itemize their deductions on their tax returns. As with those who itemize, the deduction does not apply to contributions made to a donor advised fund or a supporting organization.

This article and additonal information can be found at this website:
COVID-19 UPDATE

Eblen Charities remains open but has modified operations to abide by the guidelines of social distancing.
As much as possible, case workers - who have remained steadfast in their concern and care for the community - will assist clients via phone, fax and email.
(office phone 828-255-3066, fax 828-255-3775, info@eblencharities.org)

PLEASE NOTE THAT EBLEN CHARITIES HAS TRANSITIONED TO SUMMER HOURS.
OUR HOURS ARE 9-5 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Contact Us
Mary Ann McMinn
mcminn120@gmail.com to volunteer.
Eddie Gumm ( Creative) egumm@eblencharities.org
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