Women Build 2018
Join a community of Seattle-King County women and organizations coming together to empower one another, make an impact, and change lives. The women of King County will fund projects, build homes, and revitalize neighborhoods working side-by-side with our homeowners and volunteers.
Participation & Volunteering
Individuals: Join Women Build as an individual by donating or raising $150 or more to support women in homeownership here>>. Register by making your pledge or donation below to unlock Women Build volunteer days. Participants will be listed on the event webpage. Register by making your pledge or donation below to unlock Women Build volunteer days. Upon registration you will receive a code to register for a volunteer day Tuesday- Friday at the site that’s convenient for you!
Engage others and build a team of your own among your work colleagues, friends, faith community and family.
Invite your company to be a sponsor. Corporate sponsorships begin at $2,500. See below for more information.
Lowe’s Basic Building Skills Clinic April 28th: Revitalize your confidence to wield construction tools in a basic building skills and home maintenance training before heading out to a build of repair site. Workshop will be held at Lowes of Federal Way location.
Kickoff Sat. May 5th in Pacific: Launch Women Build week with an event customized by our Leadership Sponsor and Special Guests. 9am-4pm. Waitlist only.
Women of Impact (WOI) Build Sat. May 12 in Sammamish: Join community leaders, women executives, and other VIPs for a special build experience. Some of Seattle’s most influential women will come together to share stories of inspiration, growth, and leadership – and to help build affordable housing in their community.
Join as a Women Build volunteer or group, May 5-12
Groups & Sponsorship
LOGOS & REACH:
Social media (39k/mo), website (292k/yr), WB mailings (39k/ea), T-shirts (250 pcs), onsite signage (5 sites).
In order to receive all benefits associated with Women Build sponsorships, commitments and logos must be received by April 13, 2018.
THANK YOU WOMEN BUILD SUPPORTERS!
Women Build Steering Committee
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 for Humanity’s 11th annual National Women Build Week from May 5 – 13 invites women to get involved – devoting at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
How does Habitat empower women?
Habitat provides opportunities for hands-on learning, empowering women to succeed in changing their communities. Nationally, over 60% of Habitat homes have women heads-of-household. Thanks to skills learned while building, these women are better equipped to maintain their homes and gain confidence in their ability to cope with day-to-day situations.
Are men allowed to participate?
Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating. We encourage teams to have 51% women (where possible) to meet program requirements.
We have a local Habitat?
Permanent homes help low-income families lead healthier, safer lives. Affordable homeownership helps families escape poverty. Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County offers homes sold at 30% of family income, bringing more stability, school success, and adult earnings to 995 King County children and counting. Families put in 250+ hours of “sweat equity” alongside 2,900 volunteers each year – to build, rehab, and make critical repairs on homes that transform families and communities for generations.