What is Women Build?
DuPage Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6 through 14. DuPage Habitat for Humanity is one of 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects during the week with support from Lowe’s, a longtime partner in the event. During the week-long build, local community members will lend their time and talents, volunteering on a single family home in Bensenville.
National Women Build Week brings together women to devote at least one day to building decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Nearly 100,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years. DuPage Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Spring Women Build is an opportunity for women to come together and build homes, communities and hope for families in need! The mission of Women Build is simple - to recruit, educate and nurture women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable housing in their communities. Volunteers of every skill level are welcome. We will teach, support and train all participants on the build site!
The location of the build is 326 S Walnut St, Bensenville, IL 60106. The home that will be constructed during this event will purchased by the Torres Family. Click here to read her story.
Community Builders will begin at 9:00 AM and complete their projects around 3:30 PM on May 6 and May 13. Corporate Builders will start their workday at the traditional time of 7:30 AM and end around 3:30 PM on May 8 – 12 build dates. All tools, safety gear and training will be provided on site. Get excited to give back with a group of energetic women!
When is it?
Community Women Build Days: May 6 & May 13
Individuals and teams are asked to raise $250 or more per person to help fund the cost of building materials and Women Build t-shirts for your workday. Every individual that raises $250+ will receive a 2017 Women Build shirt, and additional recognition prizes are available for Team Captains and outstanding individual fundraisers!
Corporate Women Build Days: May 8 - 12
Corporate Women Build Teams are asked to donate $2,500 for each group of 5 volunteers to fund the cost of building materials and 2017 Women Build t-shirts for your workday. Please see the right hand side of this page for additional sponsorship levels.
Ways To Support!
- Sign-Up as an Individual or Team!
- View Individual and Team Recognition Levels Here!
- Learn how to raise $250 in ONE WEEK!
- Raised more than $250? Individual and Team Incentives are below!
> RAISE $350-$649 AND RECEIVE A PAIR OF STYLISH DUPAGE HABITAT SUNGLASSES
> RAISE $650-$999 AND RECEIVE A CUSTOM PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER!
> RAISE $1000-$1499 AND RECEIVE A LUXURIOUS CUSTOM BLANKET
> RAISE $1500+ AND RECEIVE AN EXCLUSIVE WOMEN BUILD QUARTER ZIP SWEATER!
- Sponsor Our Event
- SPREAD THE WORD! Share our promotional poster, online or printed, and spread the word in your community!
- Collect offline donations of checks or cash to support our mission! CLICK HERE to view our offline donation form to mail in with cash and check gifts collected.
Any woman with a desire to help DuPage Habitat for Humanity engage and support families in need of affordable housing in our community please consider joining today. Share this opportunity with your friends, family and colleagues to help create a voice for children and families in need of a decent, affordable place to live! For additional information please contact Lauren Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.510.3737 ext. 306!
According to the US Census, more than 40% of women who head families are now living in poverty. Habitat breaks the cycle of poverty by creating direct access to affordable homes. For 20 years, DuPage Habitat for Humanity has been serving families looking for a “hand up” to make the dream of homeownership a reality.
2017 Women Build Steering Committee
- Lauren Crowley
- Rebecca DeVoss
- Jake Emrick
- Samantha Fisher
- Pat Green
- April Kalinski
- Jean Marie Milligan
- Kathy Nelson
- Cheryl Pollard
- Pauline Post
- Susan Scanlon
- Lisa Wontroba