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Women Build 2017

What? The 2017 Women Build program will bring about 60 women together to work on a Habitat house. Women Build is not about excluding men; it’s about including women and challenging them to help eliminate poverty housing in our community.

When? May 9-13. We will work Tuesday-Saturday from 7:30am-11:30am each day. Space is still available for volunteers to sign up Wed-Sat.

How?  We need corporate sponsors to help us pay expenses of the event and offer scholarship registrations so any woman can participate without regard to her ability to pay. As a sponsor, your donations will also fund construction supplies to build the house…the “sticks and bricks”.  For more information on sponsorship, please see our 2017 Women Build brochure.  

Please join us!

Volunteer Registration is now open. No experience is necessary. We will have our Core Crew of experienced volunteers available to teach you the task of the day and guide you as you serve. Please call the office at 336-222-8191 or email Cathy Lamb at clamb@habitatalamance.org to reserve your space. Please don’t delay as space is limited!

The volunteer registration fee is a donation of $25 to cover costs of the event. This event is open to all regardless of your ability to pay. Please consider paying for an additional registration if you are able. If you are unable to pay, a scholarship is available on request.

Become a Corporate Sponsor of Women Build 2017. 

  • Your name will appear in all marketing of the event in the community. This will include your name on this website, on our social media postings, and in media releases announcing the build as well as the dedication of the house later in the year.
  • You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation to Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County.
  • Call the office at 336-222-8191 or email Cathy Lamb at clamb@habitatalamance.org to become a Corporate Sponsor of Women Build 2017.

Why?  The need for affordable housing has never been greater. There are more than 17,000 households in Alamance County making less than $25,000 a year. Most of these families would not qualify for a mortgage on the traditional lending market. Habitat for Humanity is one of few options available to lower income working families in this county.

Owning a Habitat house means a family leaves poverty behind and begins to build wealth as a property owner. Studies show that home ownership brings reduced public assistance, educational achievement, and health benefits for the whole family. In addition, the community gains a new taxpayer who is invested in maintenance of their property and who participates in local government.

To donate to the 2017 Women Build as a volunteer or as a Corporate Sponsor, click on the Donate button below. Please select “Women Build” in the section “Select Fund” after you indicate the amount you are donating.