DuPage Habitat for Humanity Empowers Women in 2019 Build Event
DuPage Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week was a success.
DuPage Habitat for Humanity hosted the now annual Women Build Week, May 4-11, and welcomed over 200 participants. With pink hard hats in place and tools in tow, these women spent the week working hard and making a huge difference in the Hanover Park community.
Though many neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the population’s most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Fifteen percent of adult women lived in poverty in 2017 and make up 66% of the low-wage workforce. More than 3 out of 4 single parent families are headed by a female. Women Build Week provides the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving others in need in their communities.
“Women have the power to make remarkable changes within their communities. We're excited to bring together women from all walks of life for an opportunity to lift each other up, learn from one another and join together in building a safe and decent place to call home,” said Sue Ward, Director of Development for DuPage Habitat.
Groups of women from ComEd, Ecolab, Nicor Gas, and several other companies came together with community members to volunteer alongside future homebuyers. These teams helped to build the first two-unit townhome out of the 27 planned units in Hanover Park.
DuPage Habitat planned to raise $100,000 through corporate sponsorships and individual donations. The premier fundraiser has raised over $98,000 and remains on track to reach the goal by May 31, 2019.
You can still make a difference by donating to Women Build before the deadline. Make a contribution today!
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