BOCA RATON – Sklar Furnishings of Boca Raton sponsored the construction of Habitat for Humanity’s most recent South Palm Beach County home.
The keys to the four-bedroom, two-bath home were presented to new homeowner Erica Heath and family by Sklar Furnishings principals Rick and Pat Howard with Sklar General Manager Cyndi Rigley in attendance at the home dedication ceremony in Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood community at Ocean Breeze West in Boynton Beach.
Since Sklar Furnishings – a Florida-based contemporary furniture store – opened its doors in November 2002, the ownership and staff established a strong partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Sklar Furnishings donates thousands of dollars in merchandise to the organization that is sold in Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores; the proceeds go right back into Habitat for Humanity’s underwriting of residences.
When Rick Howard joined the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity in 2009, Sklar Furnishings took an on-going active role and expanded the company’s support of the Habitat for Humanity mission.
For its efforts, Sklar Furnishings has been a recipient of the “I Gave at the House” Award six times.
The new Heath household is one of eight Habitat for Humanity homes (with three currently under construction) in Palm Beach County that have been built as part of an initiative to construct Ocean Breeze West, a development of 21 single-family homes on Seacrest Boulevard in the heart of Boynton.
The houses are of a similar design to ensure a cohesive community, and are built for families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with Habitat for Humanity to purchase a home of their own.
“Sklar Furnishings has a tradition of making significant contributions to our community,” said Rick Howard. “Whether we donate items, pledge financial support or open our showroom to host events, Sklar Furnishings is pleased to offer help to those organizations whose mission is one of service to others, making where we live, work, learn and play a better place.”
Diana Hileman, president of the Habitat for Humanity Board, welcomed dedication attendees, who included many of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to build the Heath’s dream home.
She noted that “Habitat’s for Humanity’s mission is only made a reality through the generous support of dedicated community partners like Sklar Furnishings.”
*Pictured above, Erica Heath and family receive the keys to their new home from Sklar President Rick Howard.