Dear Asheville Community,
Please let me take this opportunity to express, on behalf of Eblen Charities and those we have the opportunity to serve, our thanks for your support in 2021. We are currently wrapping up all the numbers and will report those soon so that you can realize your impact in our community.
We have seen a tremendous increase in needs in our community for the basics- housing, heat, water, and power…all the basics we often take for granted! For 2021 we received more than 800 new requests for assistance from households that had never been in the place to need to ask for help.
With your help, great partnerships, and sponsors we were able to meet these needs as well as provide school supplies, warm winter gear, 800 Thanksgiving meals, and Christmas gifts to 1,350 families.
This is a wonderful, caring community and that is evidenced in your participation and support.
Whether you volunteered, donated, sponsored or hosted an event, walked virtually in the spring, played golf, donated school supplies, coats/gloves/hats, bought a Pumpkin or a BOOster, rode in the Toy Run, collected toys at your business, joined us at the toy drive, worked in our Toy Store or took part in our 30th anniversary fundraiser - please know that without you - the needs of our community would have largely gone unmet. All of this support does not go unnoticed or unappreciated!
It is with a very grateful heart that I thank you and wish you and yours all the best things in 2022.