Ben’s Tune-Up collecting clothing, selling ornaments to benefit Helpmate


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Ben’s Tune-Up Celebrates the Season with Giving

During the holiday season Ben’s Tune-Up is committed to raising awareness and donations for our featured local charity organization, Helpmate.

For over 30 years Helpmate has served as Buncombe County’s primary provider of crisis-level services for victims of domestic violence and their children. We are asking our patrons to donate to Helpmate so that this important local non-profit can continue providing emergency housing, meals, counseling, and outreach to women and children in need.

There are several ways to give to Helpmate when you join us at Ben’s Tune-Up:

• Purchase a handmade can ornament to hang on your tree or ours and 100% of proceeds will go toward Helpmate’s programs

• Drop off warm clothing for women and/or children (new or in very good condition) such as coats, jackets, sweaters, and fleece items, new toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, tampons, baby wipes, toilet paper, etc), and new or gently used children’s books at Ben’s Tune-Up throughout the holidays and we’ll give you a wooden nickel worth $5 to spend with us

• Join us on Saturday, December 21st, 2-5pm for our Tree Trimming Celebration where we’ll be toasting s’mores in the courtyard, making ornaments together, and visiting with Santa Claus; proceeds will be donated to Helpmate

Our upcoming holiday events include:

Naughty List Party 

Friday, December 20th, 8pm

Expecting coal in your stocking this year? Take it up with the big man himself when Dirty Santa pays us a visit along with special guests ‘Frozen Falcon’

Tree Trimming Celebration

Saturday, December 21st 2-5pm

Bring the kids to Ben’s for a festive afternoon making ornaments, s’mores in the courtyard, and friends! When you purchase a make-your-own s’mores kit for $5 we’ll donate 100% of the purchase price to our featured charity, Helpmate. This is a great time to drop off new toiletries, gently used or new coats & jackets, and children’s books for Helpmate. When you bring in an item on their wish list you’ll receive a wooden nickel worth $5 at Ben’s Tune-Up. A complete list of needed items is available online at

Christmas Eve Dance Party

Tuesday, December 24th 10pm

Rock the night away with DJ Rob and the gang

White Elephant Gift Exchange

Wednesday, December 25th at 8pm

Bring in a gift ($10 value) and hope you’ve been a good little boy or girl this year

New Years Eve Dance Party

Tuesday, December 31st at 10pm

Ring in the New Year with us and enjoy a Sparkling Sake Toast


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