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Women Build

Women Build – May 3rd – June 3rd, 2023

Join a community of women volunteering together to celebrate our strengths, have a blast and build permanent and affordable homes for dynamic, woman-led families.

What is Women Build?

Women Build is a month-long fundraising effort where teams of women come together to help build homes for other women. The event provides the opportunity to take a proactive step in serving our community in a tangible way. It is a terrific way to involve your friends and family in crucial work with lasting impact in a collaborative and friendly environment.

Build your own team of friends & family, or arrange corporate sponsorship through your employer.

There is no construction experience necessary. You will be working under the direct supervision of trained Habitat for Humanity Crew Leaders. All that is necessary is a willingness to listen, learn, and get the job done!

Women Build is a terrific way to involve your friends and family in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message.

     Why Women Build Matters  

Achieving housing stability is far more difficult for women to realize than for men in similar situations. Here are just three reasons why:

  • Men earn more on average than women, resulting in access to higher credit, better loans and better-quality homes and neighborhoods.
  • Caregiving responsibilities often limit a woman’s ability to dedicate the necessary time to obtaining and maintaining consistent employment and decent housing.
  • Single women are denied mortgages at higher rates than single men despite the fact women are more reliable at paying back mortgages.

How Women Build Works

  •  Hundreds of women come together to advance construction of homes that will be owned by women, right alongside the future owners.
  •  In the months leading up to the event, these women raise money to help fund construction of the homes.
  • Each Women Builder commits to building with her team for one full day of the event and raising a minimum to participate.
  •  There are two ways women can participate:

As a Team Leader, you:

  • Commit to fundraising the minimum and building one day of the event
  • Recruit 9 women to build and fundraise alongside you
  • Motivate your team members every step of the way to ensure each hits her fundraising minimum and has a whole lot of fun in the process
  • Coordinate with your team to get them registered and ready to build

As an Individual, you:

  • Commit to fundraising the a minimum of $250 and building one day of the event alongside your team.

    If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please call 847-836-1432 x116