Women Builds

Women Builds is a week-long event where we invite women of all skills to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability, and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the home-ownership challenges faced by women. Any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join us. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community that you share.

 

Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. You can also come alone, and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Are men allowed?

Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating.

 

How does Habitat empower women?

Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.

 

Do you need help in other ways besides volunteering on the house itself?

YES! We are looking for a women-build committee to make sure NWBW goes off without hitch! If you are interested, please contact Lea Anne at lea@habitatpeoria.org

Women Builds

2016

1009 NE Monroe Street