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This Week at Eblen
Eblen Charities awarded Emergency Assistance Contract in partnership with Buncombe County Health and Human Services

 12 Years and counting...
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Get your Ingles/Eblen Tools for Schools Collection Boxes

If your office, club or neighborhood organization would like to collect school supplies please contact Amanda Putnam at and we will be happy to provide you with a collection box!
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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Arby's JoyFull
Holidays at
Arby’s/Eblen JoyFull Holidays at Home continues children’s summer meal assistance

Summer vacation is a time of year that most students look forward to as homework, tests, and classes give way to sleeping late, and just enjoying a break from their studies. But for many students, this time away from school means only one thing and that is the fear they will not have enough to eat during the summer break. When the holidays arrive, they face the chance of going hungry until they are back in class. Recent statistics show 50% of students in Buncombe County and 37% of students in Asheville City Schools receive free or reduced lunch during the school year. But during these extended breaks the Arby’s / Eblen Charities JoyFULL Holidays at Home provides meals to area students to help ensure that no child in our community goes hungry. Thanks to Joe Brumit, the Brumit Restaurant Group, and the Arby’s Foundation, students have food during time away from school. This is done by providing free Arby’s meal cards to students in Buncombe County. Last week 60,000 cards with ten free kids meals per card were distributed through the Buncombe County and Asheville City School System to children in need. Since its inception in 2013 more than two million meals have been distributed. “We are very happy to continue our partnership with Eblen Charities and the Arby's Foundation to help ensure that hungry children are fed during their extended breaks from school. No child should ever go hungry and it is our goal to help ensure that in our hometown, and we hope to help spread this same attitude as far and wide as possible,” states Joe Brumit, president of the Brumit Restaurant Group. The Arby’s JoyFULL Holidays at Home program was created in the fall of 2013 in response to a growing need in our community. Many times the meals students receive at school is the only food they will have to eat and when the holidays and breaks arrive, they face the chance of going hungry until they are back in class. For more information on Arby’s JoyFull Holidays at Home program please contact Susan Riddle at Eblen Charities at 828-255-3066 or

Upcoming Events

Christmas in July - Saturday July 20th
Annual ride takes place in conjunction with The Smoky Mountain Toy Run
to benefit the Eblen Charities St Nicholas Project

Great Beginnings Great Smiles Night for Eblen
South Asheville Chic-fil-a Hendersonville Rd. : July 11th
Asheville Chic-fil-a Merrimon Ave : July 16th

Ingles Tools for Schools Supply Drive: Wednesday, August 7th
In partnership with Eblen Charities - Mark Your Calendars!
If your office or group is interested in sponsoring and/or collecting school supplies
please contact Amanda Putnam at

Featured: This Week at Eblen
Eblen Charities awarded Emergency Assistance Contract
in partnership with
Buncombe County Health and Human Services

We are pleased to announce our 12th year of partnership with Buncombe County Health and Human Services (for federal contracts) including the Emergency Assistance Program, which begins distribution of funds July 1st.
The Emergency Assistance Program helps families in need of assistance with housing, heating, cooling and water, as well as deposits for those transitioning out of homelessness.
Last year, 1, 388 applications were taken for assistance, ensuring Buncombe County families with minor children were not deprived of basic necessities or housing.

Along with the Emergency Assistance contract, Eblen is pleased to be administering CIP and LIEAP funds, which are primarily used in the fall and winter months to help those that need assistance in offsetting high winter heating costs.

If you have any questions regarding the guidelines of the federal assistance program, please contact the office at 828-255-3066.

Eblen Cooling

It's getting really hot out there!
Something as simple as
a box fan can save a life!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We giving away fans to those who are in need this summer, each fan is purchased at a cost of around $15. If you would like to help keep someone cool this summer, please donate $15 or more at the link below or mail a donation to:
Eblen Charities, 50 Westgate Parkway, Asheville NC 28806
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