WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 515 9th St E Suite 201, Bradenton, FL 34208
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity will bring over 70 women in the community together for their signature Women Build campaign event, Hard Hats and High Heels.
This luncheon will be a part of the non-profit’s yearlong annual campaign to raise awareness and funds for a Manatee County single mother in need of a safe, affordable home. This year’s prospective Women Build homebuyer is Ketty, a local bank teller.
Since embarking on the unexpected journey of raising her son, Diego, on her own, Ketty has worked diligently to maintain a roof over his head. She has spent the past few years struggling to keep up with the rising rental market. Therefore, finally owning a Habitat home will mean having security and stability.
“I thank God every day that I never lost hope because that’s what led me to Habitat,” said Ketty.
At the luncheon, attendees enjoy their meals while participating in a chance drawing fundraising activity, meeting and interacting with Ketty, and hearing speeches from influential women in the community.
Manatee Habitat’s Women Build committee aims to raise $150,000 for the home and thanks, in part, to Hancock Whitney, Publix Supermarket Charities, and Bank of America, they are already halfway to reaching their goal.
Along with participating in various fundraising initiatives throughout the year, after breaking ground on Ketty’s home in April, many of these same women will be on the job site to help with construction.
In response to the local housing crisis, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is scaling up to building 10 homes a year. Ketty’s home will be the first in Poling Gardens, the
organization’s 16-home community in West Samoset