Habitat For Humanity Of South Palm Beach County Recruiting 100 Women


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Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County is seeking 100 empowered women leaders to join together to raise funds and build a home for a family.

The “House that Women Built” is part of the nonprofit’s 2017 “Women Build” fundraising event.

The South Palm Beach County event, set to raise $100,000, is part of the Habitat For Humanity National “Women Build” founded in 1991 that annually enlists and encourages women, across the country, to fundraise and build homes for families in their local communities.

The local South Palm Beach County “Women Build” invites teams of women to raise funds to reach their fund raising goal and then gives them the opportunity to devote part of one day to meet and help build alongside the resident family in the construction process from May 11 to 13.

No building experience is necessary to participate. Each “Woman Builder” must commit to raising or giving $1,000 via a designated HFHSPBC campaign website. Once registered as a Women Builder at https://www.giveffect.com/campaigns/3773-women-build-fundraising-2017, participants can create their own fundraising page.

A “Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County – Women Can Do It – Women Build” kick-off and orientation reception will be hosted by HFHSBPC Chairman Rick Howard and wife and business partner Pat Howard at their Sklar Furnishings showroom in Boca Raton on April 19 from 6-8 p.m.

To learn more, contact Kari Oeltjen, HFHSPBC Chief Development Officer at koeltjen@hfhboca.org or 561-819-6070.