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Safe & Warm: Blankets for Buncombe
Safe & Warm: Blankets for Buncombe
Posted on 01/29/2018
Buncombe Schools are invited to help resupply our crisis centers with blankets and may win $1,000!Buncombe Schools have a crucial role to play in replenishing the blanket supply of Buncombe County's four crisis centers, whose supply has diminished to under 200 blankets after tens of thousands of blankets were distributed during winter weather.

This year’s blanket drive adds Ingles’ incentive of $1000 in Tools for Schools (TFS) funds for any school within Buncombe County who collects the most new or slightly used blankets and delivers them on Saturday, February 10, to the Ingles Market on 29 Tunnel Road. At the February drop-off event, there will be tents, radio stations, and media outlets ready for the big blanket count which will determine the winning school. Don't miss this chance to make Buncombe County a better place to live and learn!

To be eligible to participate, each Buncombe school must register via this short electronic form.

Register your school for the Safe & Warm Campaign!Official Announcement:
Ingles Markets wants to keep Buncombe County safe and warm this winter! They're teaming up with ABCCM to help residents in need of heating assistance & blankets through the Safe & Warm Heating Assistance Campaign. You can be a part too!

To Participate:
· Register your school here to be a part of the Safe & Warm Blanket Drive.
· Rally your school to collect as many new or lightly used blankets as possible.
· Deliver your school's blankets to the Ingles Market at 29 Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC on February 10th from 9am - 2pmto be counted. iHeart Radio & WLOS will be there to announce the winner.

​What's in it for you?
· Collect the most blankets out of all participating schools in Buncombe County to win $1,000 toward Tools for Schools!

Start collecting blankets for our community TODAY!

Have questions? Call (828) 259-5327 or email

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