Women Build 2019
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.
Join us May 4-11 for an unforgettable experience.
150 volunteers and 1,050 collective hours later, we are excited to build on the momentum created at Women Build 2018. With the support of volunteers, corporations, community partners, and habitat partner families, new and returning, we are hoping to engage more volunteers and impact more lives during the 2019 women-centric week of service.
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.