Published On: Mon, Oct 16th, 2017

Community Invited To Support Habitat For Humanity of South Palm Beach County At October 19 Inner Circle Executive Club Event at Pinon Grill

Standing From left: Alex Chernoff, Matthew Carter,Wendy Deslauriers, Kari Oeltjen, Mohamed G. Abdalla
Seated: Tom Livoti, Marilyn Blanco Corey Randy Nobles, Jonathan Bennett

Focusing on “ReStoring Lives” Via Home Goods Donations To Habitat’s Three ReStores,
Attendees Are Encouraged To Bring Gently Used Items to Fill ReStore Truck Onsite


Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (HFHSPBC) is partnering with the Inner Circle Executive Club (ICEC) to host a “Habitat ReStores Lives and Community” fundraising event on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pinon Grill at Town Center of Boca Raton.

All proceeds from this “Habitat ReStores Lives and Community” Inner Circle Event will support the mission of HFHSPBC and continue to serve the families from HFHSPBC homeowners (like the first Habitat family, the Jeremiah Young Family) in Boca Raton’s Historic Pearl City 25 years ago to families today in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.  In addition to “mingling for the mission”, attendees can participate in “chances to win” and bidding on silent auction items of goods, gift certificates or services donated by local businesses along with new items from the ReStores.

According to HFHSPBC Chief Development Officer Kari Oeltjen, the proceeds raised will help low-income, hard-working families in the South Palm Beach County community break the poverty cycle with a life-changing “hand up, never a hand out” that includes an affordable, zero interest mortgage made possible through HFHSPBC’s “Fund for Humanity”.

Alex Chernoff, Wendy Deslauriers, Matthew Carter, Kari Oeltjen, Jonathan Bennett, Marilyn Blanco, Corey, Randy Nobles, Tom Livoti, Mohamed G. Abdalla

“We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County to spotlight its ReStores for our monthly networking event,” notes Inner Circle Executive Club Founder Jonathan Bennett. “Learning firsthand about the multi-generational impact Habitat for Humanity has on our community, we know how is truly transformational it is.”

Inventory at the ReStores, shopped by the general public and high end designers, feature not just gently loved items from individuals, but also brand new designer furniture, accessories and artwork donated by retailers such as Sklar Furnishings, Capitol Lighting, Kuhn Flooring Gallery and online vendor in addition to housing supply manufacturers (including hurricane shutters)
from warehouse overstocks and floor models in order to make room for new incoming merchandise.
The ReStore’s recent grand re-opening festivities promoting “It’s Time To ReThink Thrift℠” featured
a $1.3 million donation of brand new furniture from Ethan Allen that is currently on sale at 50% off retail.

“We want those who buy at our ReStores to know that they are not just shopping, they are making their community stronger,” notes Oeltjen. In addition to underwriting the building materials for Habitat homes, proceeds also support increased programming and education scholarships for children of homeowners to restore hope by breaking challenging economic cycles.

Nobles reports that its ReStores promotes sustainability by helping to significantly reduce landfill waste. She reports that the nonprofit itself has diverted over 1,112 tons of material from landfills since 2005.

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing by building simple, decent and affordable housing in partnership with families, our community and local organizations. Habitat was incorporated in the state of Florida in April 1991.

According to President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County Randy Nobles, all of the families who qualify and purchase homes through Habitat earn their mortgage by fulfilling 500 hours of sweat equity and completing educational classes to prepare them for success as an empowered, new home owner.  “Habitat could not accomplish all of this without the partnership of our local community through donations, volunteerism and advocacy for these families.”

For more information on the event, contact Marilyn Blanco-Corey, Inner Circle Executive Club Event & Outreach Director at (561) 856-3421 or Kari Oeltjen, HFHSPBC Chief Development Officer at (561) 699-7198 or [email protected].


Matthew Carter, Jonathan Bennett, Wendy Deslauriers, Marilyn Blanco Corey, Jean Piazza, Kari Oeltjen, Randy Nobles, Tom Livoti, Mohamed G. Abdalla, Alex Chernoff

Standing From left: Alex Chernoff, Matthew Carter,Wendy Deslauriers, Kari Oeltjen, Mohamed G. Abdalla
Seated: Tom Livoti, Marilyn Blanco Corey Randy Nobles, Jonathan Bennett

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