Habitat for Humanity
Women Build Month
May 2017 | Seattle, WA
You don’t want to miss this! Join us for a WHOLE MONTH of celebrating women in our communities!
- Gain new insight into how we support affordable housing both in Seattle-King County and abroad
- Connect with like-minded people and make new friends
- Learn and demonstrate new skills
- Make a difference!
What is Women Build?
Women Build is a national program with Habitat for Humanity International that empowers women to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Habitat’s Women Build brings together women from all walks of life – professionals, students, faith groups, community leaders, book clubs, marathoners, friends, neighbors, mothers and daughters – to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide.
Nationally, more than 60% of Habitat for Humanity’s houses are built with women heads of household. Due to skills they learn while building their Habitat home, these women are better equipped to maintain their homes and, consequently, more confident in their ability to cope with day-to-day situations.
What is National Women Build Week?
Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week (NWBW), from May 6-14, invites women to devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
Habitat’s NWBW is a nationwide initiative of the Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s. This year, Lowe’s has donated $2 million and is the exclusive national sponsor of NWBW 2017. More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes and future homeowners, are expected to volunteer at build sites in 300+ communities nationwide.