Women Build Week
In 1991, a group of women in Charlotte, N.C., came together to build stronger, safer community and completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house. With that event, the seeds for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program were planted. Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland participated in its first women build program in 2010 and has been empowering women in the metro area to address and help solve the housing crises in their own neighborhood. Since that time Women Build has helped to complete numerous homes for low-income families in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
2017 National Women Build Week: April 26, 2017 – May 20, 2017.
20 Teams, 200 Women, 1 Goal of $100,000
What is Women Build Week?
Women from your area join together for a 15 day effort to build a home for low-income hardworking families in the community. 20 teams of 10 women will work together to raise a minimum of $250 each towards our goal of $100,000. Monies raised will support renovations and new homes for low-income families in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
Ready to join? Contact Jessica Warren at Jessica.Warren@HabitatMM.org or (301) 990-0014 ext. 25
Can’t join but still want to help? Check out our fundraising events here.
In 2016, our goal was to raise $25,000 for Women Build Week. Our Women Build Teams + Corporate Sponsors far surpassed the goal, collectively raising $74,808 and volunteering over 1,120 hours. To give you an idea on just how significant that number is, HFHMM spends anywhere from $70,000 – $100,000 rehabbing a vacant and foreclosed once purchased. Amazing job ladies!
Thank You to our 2016 Committed Corporate Sponsors!
Bank of America
Bozzuto Construction Company
RLJ Lodging Trust
Sandy Spring Bank