In 1991, a group of women in Charlotte, N.C., came together to build a 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. Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley participated in its first women build program in 2009 and has been empowering women to address and help solve the housing crises in their own neighborhood. Since that time Women Build has helped to complete numerous homes for low-income families in Washtenaw County.
2018 Women Build Week: March, 2018 – June, 2018
20 Teams, 200 Women, 1 Goal of $40,000
What is Women Build Week?
Women from your area join together for a multi-day effort to build a home for low-income hardworking families in the community. 20 teams of 10 women will work together to raise a minimum of $1,000 each towards our goal of $40,000. Monies raised will support renovations and new homes for low-income families in Washtenaw County. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
Ready to join? Contact Leah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-882-2004.
In 2017, our Women Build Teams and Corporate Sponsors collectively raised $39,416 and volunteered over 770 hours to support affordable housing in our community. To give you an idea on just how significant that number is, Habitat Huron Valley spends anywhere from $40,000 – $60,000 rehabbing a vacant and foreclosed property once purchased. Amazing job ladies!
Thank You to our 2017 Committed Corporate Sponsors!