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.
2018 National Women Build Week: April 18, 2018 – May 12, 2018
20 Teams, 200 Women, 1 Goal of $125,000
What is Women Build Week?
Women from your area join together for a multi-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 $300 each towards our goal of $125,000. Monies raised will support renovations and new homes for low-income families in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Ready to join? Contact our Development Department at Development@HabitatMM.org or 301-990-0014 ext. 20
Take a look at our Women Build Sponsorship Flyer for more information.
In 2017, our Women Build Teams and Corporate Sponsors collectively raised $94,000 and volunteered over 1,580 hours to support affordable housing in our community. 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 property once purchased. Amazing job ladies!
Thank You to our 2017 Committed Corporate Sponsors!