Eblen Charities

WHAT THEY DO: Eblen Charities has served the WNC community for over 30 years by helping with emergency assistance for families and individuals living in and at the edge of poverty. We prevent eviction, keep power, water and lights on in people’s homes and ensure that our neighbors stay warm in the winter. Our agency helps people with medical needs such as medications, glasses, and assistance for medical procedures. Eblen Charities also offers giveaways throughout the year, providing school supplies, prom dresses and winter clothing, Thanksgiving meals, snacks for kids in school, and our St. Nicholas Project store, a holiday store filled with new toys, teen items and gifts for kids in our community.


  • All donations will be entered into a giveaway drawing for a party pack donated by Crumbl Cookies.


  • The first $5,000 in donations will be matched by Mission Health.


  • Donors giving $25 or more are entered into three giveaway drawings to win a basket full of Eblen Charities goodies.
Eblen Charities has made a tremendous impact on Buncombe County Schools’ students and families. Each year, Eblen reaches our families in many ways, including assistance with gas money during crisis situations or paying for a hotel for a week while a family transitions into permanent housing. The list does not stop here. Eblen is more than just a community agency. They are family, heroes in disguise always there to meet a need.
—Shannon F. Boyd, McKinney-Vento and foster care coordinator
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