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           The Arc Hosts Inaugural Breaking Barriers Breakfast

                             To Promote Diversity In The Workplace

         The Arc of Palm Beach County is driving change through   we are privileged to                     business cultures. Kelly is one of the nation’s top
      inclusion and innovation in the workplace to help people   serve,” said Kimberly                     executive coaches who shapes the narrative on authentic
      with disabilities live, learn, work, and thrive. In celebration   McCarten, CEO and                  relationships and creating a sense of belonging in the
      of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in   president  of The                             workforce and across our communities.
      October, The Arc invites the community to their inaugural   Arc.  “We  want  to                         “Now is the time for humility,” said Kelly. “If your
      Breaking Barriers breakfast to learn about the vital role   help the community                       conversation centered on ‘belonging’ does not result in
      people with disabilities have in the nation’s workforce.   explore a change in                       new ideas, new concepts, and new relationships, you are
         The Arc’s inaugural business breakfast will take   the way we see our                             falling short of the opportunity to evolve.”
      place on  Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 to 9:30    workforce and find                                   McCarten said, “By embracing our unique qualities,
      a.m. at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion in  West   inspiration through                              we can and will turn challenges into opportunities for all.
      Palm Beach. The breakfast aims to unite community   diversity, and to join                           If you ever considered leading a conversation on diversity
      leaders in promoting inclusive business practices and   us in developing an                          of any kind, this event is where you need to be.”
      possibilities for all. Guests will discover how people   inclusive environment                          For more information on the Breaking Barriers
      with disabilities can achieve belonging in the workplace   in our businesses –                       breakfast, and to RSVP, please visit
      and attain independence in their communities. They will   one that celebrates                        breakingbarriers.
      also explore how inclusion is driving innovation, how   the beauty and value                         About The Arc Of Palm Beach County
      forward-thinking businesses are enjoying success as   in all of us.”                                    The  Arc is changing the conversation around
      thought leaders, and how a diverse workforce leads to      The Arc is hosting   Dr. Alonzo Kelly     disabilities by defying definitions, inspiring possibilities,
      improved outcomes for businesses.                  keynote speaker and                               and improving the lives of the people we serve, their
         “At  The  Arc, we are dreaming big on behalf    professional development leader, Dr. Alonzo Kelly, to   families, and our community. Since 1958, The  Arc
      of children, teens, and adults with intellectual and   demonstrate how professional development platforms   has envisioned a community where every person feels
      developmental disabilities, along with the families whom   rooted in trust and diversity can help cultivate successful   welcome, connected, and accepted.

                                                              NoNprofit EvENt

                     Habitat For Humanity Of Palm Beach County

           Supporters Gather For Over The Edge Launch Party!

         Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
      (HFHPBC) hosted the launch party for its major
      fundraising  event,  Over  the  Edge  for  Habitat  for
      Humanity of Palm Beach County, presented by Related
      Companies on Aug. 15, at The Hilton West Palm Beach.
         For the second year in a row, Habitat for Humanity of
      Palm Beach County is going Over the Edge at Phillips
      Point in Downtown West Palm Beach. Over the Edge for
      Habitat for Humanity, presented by Related Companies is
      a unique event designed to raise funds to build new homes
      for families in need while revitalizing neighborhoods
      throughout Palm Beach County. The event will take place
      Oct. 14 and 15, and registration is now open to participate.
         Nearly 75 supporters gathered for the launch party   Chuck Millar, Commissioner Maria Marino, Michael
      to learn more about this exciting upcoming fundraiser   DeBock                                       Jason Smith, Jaden Smith, Melissa Royal
      and how it directly helps raise money for families in our
      community realize their dream of home ownership. During
      the evening’s event, guests enjoyed cocktails and light bits,
      as well as live music
      by Guller Tukel.
         There was
      also a very special
      announcement made
      during  the  event.
      Habitat for Humanity
      of Palm Beach County
      revealed that United
      States Army  veteran
      and mother of three,
      Melissa Royal, was  Melissa Royal, Jaden Smith
      s elected for the
      organization’s Veterans Build 2022. More details will   Ashley Pinnock, Peter Gates  Jennifer Thomason, Peter Gates   Kathy and Dale Hedrick
      be announced about this exciting news and family as they
      start their homeownership journey.                    About Over The Edge for Habitat for Humanity of   Michael DeBock, board chair for Habitat for Humanity
                                                         Palm Beach County, presented by the Related Group: The   of Palm Beach County.” This is a great time to sign up to
                                                         first 100 fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,000 will   be a part of this incredible and thrilling event and know
                                                         earn a spot to go Over the Edge for Habitat for Humanity   that proceeds are helping families in our community.”
                                                         presented by Related Companies. Those daring and lucky   About Habitat For Humanity Of Palm Beach County
                                                         enough to secure a spot as an “Edger” will experience the      Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, founded
                                                         once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rappel 19 stories down   in 1986, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building
                                                         the iconic Phillips Point building and be a part of raising   strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Each
                                                         funds to help build homes, communities, and hope!   Habitat partner family is required to invest sweat equity
                                                            The registration fee is $100 and counts toward the   hours of their own labor into the construction of homes
                                                         $1,000 goal. Join Related Companies and become a   before being eligible to purchase their home utilizing a 30-
                                                         sponsor! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities   year, no-profit, no-interest loan. HFHPBC has constructed
                                                         and/or volunteer options during the event visit www.  249 safe, affordable homes throughout a service area
                                                                                  extending from Hypoluxo Road in the south to the Martin
                                                            To register  and  learn more about the event on   County line in the north and from Palm Beach to Lake
                                                         Oct. 14 and 15, visit  Okeechobee. A robust critical home repair program also
                                                         HFHPBC2022.                                       serves the community. For more information, visit www.
                                                            “Now more than ever before, families are struggling to or call (561) 253-2080.
      Michael Shivola, Julia Murphy, Michael DeBock      find safe and affordable housing and need your help,” said      Photos by Tracey Benson Photography
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