Greetings friends of Eblen!
It's already Christmas in July and summer is going by fast, so keep a look out for our upcoming Tools For Schools Special Edition, coming soon!

Please feel free to forward us to your family and friends,
and we thank you for all that you do with Eblen Charities! 
This Week at Eblen
This Sunday, July 21
Start/Finish at Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium,
147 Coxe Ave in Asheville

For the second straight year Gran Fondo Asheville will be benefitting Eblen Charities!
Come see it live! With a start time at 8am and cyclists beginning to come in at the finish just before noon and be sure to watch for photos on our facebook page!

Great Beginnings
Great Smiles
Tools for Schools
Night for Eblen at Chick-Fil-A

Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Follow the link to the GBGS facebook page below to view some wonderful photos!
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!
Thank you to all the participants who currently have Tools for Schools collection boxes!
Biltmore Church
Great Beginnings and Great Smiles
Office Depot/Office Max
First Baptist Church - Downtown
Texas Roadhouse
Reuter Family YMCA- Biltmore Park
Kimmel and Associates
Carolina Eye Associates - Merrimon Ave.
Radius Chiropractic
Biltmore Park Residential Community Pool
It's Christmas in July!
Hog Chapter & Smoky Mountain
Toy Run Committee
( left to right ) Vince Mehaffey, Cliff Dodson, Phil Trantham, Gary Aiken and Cory Miller

Christmas in July!
This Saturday July 20th come to Harley-Davidson of Asheville to celebrate Christmas…Christmas in July! Sponsored by the Smoky Mountain HOG Chapter. Groups for this escorted ride will leave from HD of Asheville between 11am and noon to return back to the dealership by 2:00 for lunch provided by HD of Asheville. Registration for the event is $20.00 or a new toy that will benefit the Smoky Mountain Toy Run. Proceeds help provide toys and purchase new bicycles for the Eblen Charities St Nicholas Project. This year the HOG Chapter anticipates providing more than 300 bicycles, skateboards, and helmets along with the toys collected.

“It is great to be able to provide a gift like a bicycle to a child that might not otherwise have the opportunity to have one” says Amanda Putnam, the St. Nicholas Project's coordinator for Eblen Charities.

The St. Nicholas Project provided gifts to more than 4,000 area children last year. Without the support of Christmas in July, the Toy Run (November 2), the Ingles Magical Toy Drive (December 5,6 and 7) and countless volunteers Christmas would not be the same for these children.

Upcoming Events

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 Cooling

Many of us may complain about the heat..
Others will struggle to survive it.
Something as simple as
a box fan can save a life!
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are 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
Contact Us
Mary Ann McMinn to volunteer.
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