Habitat for Humanity of PBC Launched Women Build 2022 with event in WPB


WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March 2, 2022) Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County (HFHPBC) recently hosted Outdoor Cocktails & Conversation on February 22, at the Hilton West Palm Beach to thank its partners from Over the Edge presented by Related Companies and launch Women Build 2022.

Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is Honorary Chair of HFHPBC Women Build 2022. Kelly met with supporters and Women Build 2022 team captains at the event to share her vision of the campaign and took questions before the teams started to fundraise and build homes in Belle Glade for two women-led families.  

Guests of the event also heard from Shaquashia Lane, one of Habitat’s future homeowners. Shaquashia thanked all the Women Build supporters who are helping her achieve her dream of homeownership. This home will create a more stable life for her young children and a place they can call their forever home.

Women Build is an annual, worldwide event engaging women to support affordable, quality housing. Starting with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022, teams will come together to build homes, communities, and hope in Palm Beach County.

“I am thrilled to be involved with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County’s Women Build 2022,” said Smallridge. “As we continue to see a need for quality and affordable housing in our area, it is important to support and be involved in organizations like Habitat that provide families the resources and opportunity to afford and achieve home ownership. To be able to participate in this event that builds two homes for single mothers is a privilege.” 

To learn more about Women Build 2022, visit HabitatPBC.org or contact Mitchell Fratrik at 561.536.5872, email fratrik@habitatpbc.org.

Confirmed partners include Bank of America, FPL/NextEra Energy, Humana, UNITY, Florida Crystals and New Day USA. AmFund was onsite during the kick-off event and provided a silent auction of travel experiences from their Trips of a Lifetime collection.

About Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, founded in 1986, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Each Habitat partner family is required to invest a minimum of 400 sweat equity hours of their own labor into the construction of homes before being eligible to purchase their home utilizing a 30-year, no-profit, no-interest loan. The affiliate’s service area extends from Hypoluxo Road in the south to the Martin County line in the north and from Palm Beach to Lake Okeechobee. For more information, visit www.habitatpbc.org or call 561.253.2080.