Women Build empowers women to take action against the housing crisis facing millions of women and children across the globe. Volunteers and sponsors come together from all walks of life to address poverty housing in a concrete way -- building homes and stronger, safer communities. All are welcome! No experience necessary. Sign up today to raise money and build a Habitat home!
All women are welcome – no experience necessary! Women Build is not about excluding anyone (men are still allowed). But it is about INCLUDING women and opening doors of opportunity. Whether learning a new skill or adding a few to your tool belt, Women Build events provide a rewarding opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving and improving their community.
Our build kicked off with a party on Oct. 3. The highlight was the She Nailed It! Future homeowner Vonda took the prize for fastest hammer of Women Build 2019! On Saturday, Oct. 5, more than 100 women gathered in the Anderson Mall parking lot and we framed the entire exterior of the home. These ladies will have the opportunity to come back out and continue construction at the home site on Melrose Lane.
Sandra BAnnister, habitat homeowner
I really enjoy helping build the houses. With all the medical issues I’ve had and where I’ve been, I just want to do what I can do and not give up on life.
Women and housing
Women and children make up the majority of people populating Habitat neighborhoods, as they are the most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. They face challenges that make it more difficult to access this basic need.
Higher rates of poverty for female heads of household – Three out of four single-parent families are headed by a female. More than 30 percent of female-headed households with children are below the poverty level.
Housing discrimination – Minorities, women and low-income borrowers receive a disproportionate amount of high-cost loans. Women on average pay more for mortgages than men, experience higher rates of subprime lending than men and are more likely to be denied a mortgage than men.
The wage gap – On average, women still earn 80 percent of what the average male earns.
platinum hammer sponsor: $10,000+
golden hammer sponsor: $5,000
sponsor A team or give matching funds
For detailed sponsor information and benefits, click here, or contact Kylie Herbert, director of development, at 864.375.1177 ext. 1002 or firstname.lastname@example.org