Women Build May 4-11, 2019

Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is an annual weeklong fundraising event created by Habitat’s Women Build program in partnership with Lowe's in 1991. Although a lot has changed during the last 27 years, Women Build remains a strong program with a clear mission.  The Women Build program has three goals:

  1. Engage women with Habitat’s mission of working in partnership with low income families to provide affordable housing.
  2. Teach women construction skills.
  3. Raise funds in support of Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program.

Over the last 5 years Women Build has developed several new programs to help achieve the 3 goals. Volunteers interested in engaging with Women Build can participate in Women Build Week.

Women Build Week

Women Build Week is a fundraiser. We are excited to work with you to reach our fundraising goal of $75,000 for this event. Each Women Build Week participant is asked to help support the project financially as well as through volunteer labor.  Participants volunteering for one day of the build are asked to raise a minimum of $250.  Individuals interested in volunteering for multiple days are asked to raise a minimum of $250 per day. 

Each participant receives a t-shirt and commemorative bandana, women who raise $350 or more receive a customized house shaped cutting board, participants who raise $650 or more receive an RFID wallet, participants who raise $1000 or more receive a customized throw blanket and participants who raise $1500 or more receive a customized quarter zip.

As a Women Build volunteer you will recieve:

  • A Women Build commemorative t-shirt
  • A Women Build commemorative bandana
  • Catered Lunch
  • Personalized fundraising website
  • Support from DuPage Habitat staff to make your fundraiser a success!

Contribute your time and talent on one of these days to build strength and stability in our community. If you are looking for a unique opportunity, come help us build a home!

Contact Nina Fuentes at nfuentes@dupagehabitat.org with any questions. Help us raise our goal of $75,000!

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