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 a 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. Be sure to follow Lawrence Habitat’s Women Build project on Facebook for future events and the announcement of our next Women Build Happy Hour!
Take a look at the 7 families Women Build has built for already!