Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. The program seeks to encourage women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity. Women Build is not about excluding anyone. It is about including women and opening new doors of opportunity.
For a week in May, women will take over our construction sites to help build homes, learn construction skills and become advocates of decent, affordable housing for all.
In addition to the work on Charleston Habitat home sites, the local Habitat for Humanity office and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women! Women of all skill levels are invited to the clinics hosted by Lowe’s to learn valuable construction skills.
The clinics are free to attend, but registration is required!
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to address in a concrete way the housing crisis facing millions of women and children across the globe. The more people we can train to become effective volunteers, the better equipped we will be to fight poverty housing – and we are training women to do just that!
Spots are limited, so be sure to register soon! You won’t want to miss out.
Director of Development