Women Build

WOMEN BUILD 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE AGAINST COVID-19 SPREAD.

What is Women Build?

Women from your area join together for a 5 day effort to build a home for a low-income hardworking family in our community. Teams of 15 women each day will work together each day to raise a minimum of $250 each towards our goal of $70,000. Money raised will be used to purchase the construction materials for the new home.

All of the tools and materials needed to build for your designated day will be provided to you. We will also provide you with a Women Build 2020 branded T-shirt and lunch on the day of your build.

Who Can Participate?

The Habitat for Humanity Women Build program recruits, educates, and encourages women to build and advocate for decent and affordable houses in their communities. Women make up over 50 percent of Habitat for Humanity volunteer force and homeowners; yet often because of lack of training, they account for less than 15 percent of workers on the construction site. The Women Build program was established to encourage the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes with out excluding men. All our welcome!

What if someone wants to sign up to build on more than one day?

If space allows, builders are welcome to volunteer on multiple days/teams. Keep in mind, for each builder spot that a woman fills, she will need to raise the minimum $250. Thus, if a woman signs up for two Women Build days, she would need to raise or donate a minimum of $500.

History

In 1991, a group of women in Charlotte, N.C., came together to build stronger, safer community and completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house. With that event, the seeds for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program were planted. South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity participated in its first women build program in 2018 and has been empowering women in the Thurston County area to address and help solve the housing crises in their own neighborhood. Since that time Women Build has helped to complete 3 homes for low-income families in our community.

 

WOMEN BUILD 2020 IS CANCELLED

Questions

Please contact Shawna Dutton, Director of Development at [email protected] or 360-859-4842