Women Build 2020 goes VIRTUAL!!
While the fun of Women Build has been getting our hands on the tools and actually helping build a house, COVID-19 means that we will turn our focus to the fundraising element of the event which was its main purpose anyhow! From now through the end of September, we invite all former Women Build participants and friends of Habitat to reach out to their families and friends and join us in raising funds for the Women Build 2020 house. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to sponsor this house.
On the donation page, we’ll ask you to “buy” an item that will go in the house and you can also give us a message to write on the item. This is a great opportunity for your club or small group or office to go in together and “buy” one of the more expensive items. You can give online by clicking Donate Now below or mail a check to Habitat Alamance, P.O. Box 5036, Burlington NC 27216. Be sure to include the item you are selecting and the names & message to appear on it if you send a check or in the box provided on the giving form online. Items you can select to “buy” are below. (We’ll add more if these “sell out”. For the most current list of items, click Donate Now to see our giving page.):
- $35 — Can of paint (15 available for selection)
- $60 — Bathroom light fixture (2 available for selection–SOLD OUT)
- $100 — 2×4 stud for framing (200 available for selection)
- $500 — Truss (22 available for selection)
- $4,000 — Cabinets for kitchen and bath (1 available for selection)
The Women Build Planning Team will write your name(s) on your item along with your message. Once the shell of the house is up and social distancing permits, we’ll hold a drop-in Gift-Finder party so you can come into the house and see where your gift is in the house! You’ll know that your words of encouragement and love will surround the family for years to come!
In years past, we gave out Tshirts to volunteers, but this year we’re giving a mask with our We Raised It logo to each donor. You can purchase additional masks at $15 at the time of your donation. Once your donation and purchase amount of additional masks has been received, you will get an email about delivery/pickup options.
We are not totally ruling out serving on the jobsite during the month of Sep, but we will only offer it to those who donate. Once your gift is received, we will send more information about serving. We will not be recruiting or scheduling groups as we have in the past. Only a limited number of people are allowed on the jobsite each day, and masks are required because we can’t guarantee social distance.