November 26, 2013

"Snow, Shred & Salute Saturday" to Bring Six Tons of Real Snow to Courtyard Shops at Wellington for Family Play and "Wishes From Wellington" Holiday Video Greetings to our Troops December 7th

 Admission Free with Donation of a Canned Good or Unwrapped Toy;
Loved Ones with Family Serving in US Military
Away from Home This Season
Can Tape Personal “Holiday Greeting” to Send And Share;
Popular “Shred-4-Ed” Program Returns
To Raise Funds To Benefit Local Schools

WELLINGTON, Fla. (November 25, 2013) – Courtyard Shops at Wellington invites the community to celebrate the holiday season amidst six tons of snow at the shopping center’s memory-making “Snow, Shred & Salute Saturday” family shop-and-dine event on December 7th from 12 noon to 4 p.m. that will benefit area nonprofits and schools, and provide a special opportunity for families to tape “Wishes from Wellington” holiday video greetings produced and donated by Michael Miller of Sell-Ware for loved ones to send to active duty troops stationed away from home this holiday season.

A jam-packed open-to-the-public program of fun for all generations awaits event-goers, as the Courtyard Shops becomes a family-packed afternoon winter wonderland destination. There will be both a snow-filled play area and a spirited holiday-themed photo stop, with FREE admission granted for bringing a canned good or unwrapped new toy that will be donated to local nonprofit organizations just in time to make the holiday brighter for those in need. In addition to holiday sidewalk chalk art fun along designated walkways of the center, games and prizes, “chances to win” and merchant holiday specials, sales and discounts, a special “salute video spot” will also be set up on-site where families of those serving in active military service can tape their own holiday greeting video to send and share. To assure a timeslot, military families are asked to reserve a session in advance by calling Kaye Communications at 561-756-3099 or emailing

The popular Courtyard Shops at Wellington “Shred-4-Ed” program also returns to give area residents and businesses yet one more year-end opportunity to “turn their trash into cash” to benefit local school(s) of their choice. Taking place alongside the snow activities from noon to 3 p.m., participants can use the free Shred-4-Ed service to discard unwanted clutter and gain peace of mind by safely disposing of personal documents, credit card offers, receipts, check stubs and any other material with sensitive data, all at no charge, with a donation to a local school of their choosing made by Courtyard Shops at Wellington for each container brought to be shredded. The donations accumulated through the three-month series and this additional opportunity will be distributed among more than a dozen local elementary, middle and high schools following this event.

“What a great way to ring in the holidays… for community by community in community,” noted Jeff Purisch, property manager at Courtyard Shops. “With tons of snow, family fun, memory-making, shopping, dining, charitable giving, and salutes to our troops, Courtyard Shops at Wellington merrily rolls out the holiday welcome mat.”

Conveniently located at 13860 Wellington Trace in Wellington at the corner of Wellington Trace and Greenview Shores Blvd, the Courtyard Shops at Wellington is a retail destination with more than 30 shops and restaurants including Publix, Kontiki, Van Dell Jewelers, Eyes of Wellington, Lindburgers Restaurant, Tijuana Flats, Sam Jon’s Hair Studio and My Gym Children’s Fitness Center. For more information on this event, visit, become a fan at, or call (561) 347-6521.

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November 08, 2013

Sklar Furnishings Expands Involvement with Habitat for Humanity of South PBC; Sponsor 105th Home Built in the Community

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                                       
Kaye Communications, Inc. 561-392-5166
Bonnie S. Kaye,, cell: 561-756-3099
Jon A. Kaye,, cell: 561-756-3097


Home Constructed on Behalf of New Homeowner Erica Heath and Family the Eighth
in Income-diverse “Ocean Breeze West” Neighborhood Designated by the Boynton Beach CRA
BOCA RATON, FL (November 10, 2013) – Demonstrating its commitment to making a positive difference in the community where its employees live and work, 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 recent home dedication ceremony Habitat for Humanity’s neighborhood community at Ocean Breeze West in Boynton Beach.

Since Sklar Furnishings -- a Florida-based contemporary furniture store with an emphasis on high levels of design and customization -- opened its doors in November 2002, 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 Director 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 in 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 Sklar President 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.”

For more information on Sklar Furnishings and its initiatives to “give back to the community”, visit or call (561) 767-8093. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, headquartered at 181 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, visit, call (561) 819-6070, or email

About Sklar Furnishings
Sklar is committed to Your Space, Your Lifestyle, Your Choice. Founded to be the best contemporary furniture store in Florida, Sklar Furnishings provides consistently high levels of design and service to its customers making customization the foundation of its philosophy. It's what sets Sklar apart and, ultimately, sets its clients apart. Selections allow customers maximum freedom in expressing their own personal style by specifying the exact color, fabric, wood finish, shape and size of their furnishings, from sofas and tables to wall systems. Sklar is a good neighbor and steward to our planet, making a positive difference in the community in which it does business and beyond. For more information on Sklar Furnishings and its initiatives to “give back to the community”, visit or call (561) 767-8093.

About Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County (SPBC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking and deserving families in the cities of Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, Florida. We build homes in partnership with families who demonstrate a need for housing and a willingness to work with us to purchase a home of their own. With the help of our generous supporters and volunteers, since our establishment in 1991 we have empowered over 100 families in our community to achieve their dream of owning a safe, decent and affordable home. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, headquartered at 181 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, visit, call (561) 819-6070, or email


Rick Howard, Pat Howard, and Cyndi Rigley -- Sklar Furnishings

Homeowner Erica Heath gets the keys from Rick Howard