Women Build 2020
What? Our 2020 Women Build program will bring around 100 women together to work on the Habitat job site in Sep, 2020. Volunteers will work side-by-side with future homeowners, offering a unique opportunity to highlight the ways Habitat for Humanity empowers women and builds stability in our community.
The Women Build program is not about excluding men; it’s about including women and challenging them to help eliminate poverty housing in our community by providing a female-friendly work site that empowers women to take leadership roles and learn new skills.
Our goal for this event is threefold: Raise money to build the house, empower women, and raise awareness of the need for affordable housing.
Women Build 2020 promises to be our best year yet! Because we are rescheduling this event due to COVID-19, we will post new details this summer. We hopefully will be able to duplicate everything you read below in September.
Check out our events page for those details. In addition to the She Nailed It week when individual women serve on a shift May 5th-9th, we are offering companies and groups (friends, garden clubs, Sunday School classes, etc.) the opportunity to form a Grassroots Team and raise funds for Habitat’s Women Build as they enjoy the fun of serving together on a dedicated shift. We are also soliciting Corporate Sponsors who can schedule a build day for their employees as well.
When? May 5-9th is She Nailed It week for individuals to sign up to serve for a shift. We will work Tuesday-Saturday from 8am-11:30am each day.
The remainder of May until May 22nd is reserved for Grassroots Teams and Corporate Sponsor Team Build Days. These Build Days will be Tue-Sat from 8am-11:30am each of those days.
How? We need corporate sponsors and Grassroots Teams to fund construction supplies for Habitat…the “sticks and bricks” of construction. Registrations for She Nailed It are donations to Habitat. Scholarships are available on request, so any woman can participate without regard to her ability to pay.
Why? The need for affordable housing has never been greater. There are more than 17,000 households in Alamance County making less than $25,000 a year. Most of these families would not qualify for a mortgage on the traditional lending market. Habitat for Humanity is one of few options available to lower income working families in this county. Everyone deserves a decent place to live.
Owning a Habitat house means a family leaves poverty behind and begins to build wealth as a property owner. Studies show that home ownership brings reduced public assistance, educational achievement, and health benefits for the whole family. In addition, the community gains a new taxpayer who is invested in maintenance of their property and who participates in local government.
Volunteer Registration for She Nailed It Week opens March 1. No experience is necessary. We will have our Core Crew of experienced volunteers available to teach you the task of the day and guide you as you serve. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your shift. Don’t delay as space is limited!
The volunteer registration fee is a donation of $50 to Habitat. This event is open to all. Scholarships are available on request.
Once your shift has been reserved by emailing email@example.com, you will receive instructions to complete your registration by donating your registration fee of $50. Please select “Women Build” in the section “Select Fund” after you indicate the amount you are donating. Grassroots Teams will get instructions from the office on their personal fundraising pages once they reserve their build day with the office.