The mission of Habitat’s Women Build program is to enable U.S. and international affiliates to recruit, educate and nurture women to build—and advocate for—simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.
In achieving this, Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. Since becoming an Habitat for Humanity International program in 1998, Women Build projects, fundraising campaigns and advocacy efforts have taken place in more than 30 countries.
The Women Build program helps Habitat for Humanity build more homes by recruiting women and girls. Women represent a tremendous volunteer pool. Women Build houses provide an opportunity for women to learn construction skills while working on construction crews composed predominantly of women.
In Lawrence, the Women Build program has sponsored five homes, with a sixth being started this fall for Andy and Larissa Brown.
Every year, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity holds a live and silent auction fundraiser for the Women Build project, known as the “Women Build Happy Hour.” The 2017 Women Build Happy Hour will be our largest and most important fundraiser of the year for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Project. All ticket sales and auction proceeds will go towards helping build a home for a Lawrence Habitat family.
There will be a silent and live auction, food, drinks, and live music, as well as a chance to meet our newest Women Build family, Andy and Larissa Brown. We will also reveal our 2018 Women of Lawrence Calendar that features 12 prominent Lawrence women modeling 40’s style looks. Tickets will be available online soon, so stay tuned, and be sure to follow our Facebook and the event page for more information.
Take a look at the 6 families we have built for already!