Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity initiative for women who want to build homes and communities and also learn construction skills! This program brings teams of women together to build a home for a family in need. Women Build is not about excluding men it’s about including women. Women Build projects provide a comfortable atmosphere for women to acquire construction skills they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn. Women build provides an opportunity for networking while empowering and raising community spirit.
Women of all ages and experience levels are welcome to be a part of Women Build! There is no experience necessary so whether you are an expert with power tools or have never swung a hammer, you are invited!
Get Involved With Women Build 2017
- National Women Build Week Events May 6th – May 14th
National Women Build Week sponsored by Lowe’s, challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. The event is an initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program which brings women from all walks of life together to learn construction skills and then use those skills to build decent, affordable homes.National Women Build Week is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day in more than 300 communities across the United States. More than 17,000 women from across the country, are expected to volunteer at construction sites as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week. This will be Habitat for Humanity of La Crosse’s 8th year participating in Women Build Week and we will be hosting 50 women throughout the 4 days of construction. No Experience Necessary –Training is Provided. If you don’t have any construction skills, don’t worry! Many women come to Women Build sites with no construction skills at all and still make a great impact. So come out and learn a new skill or put your current skills to use!
- Saturday, May 6th from 8 am to 2 pm
- Tuesday, May 9th – Habitat Board and Staff Day
- Wednesday, May 10th – 8 am to 2 pm
- Thursday, May 11th from 8 am to 2 pm
- Friday, May 12th from 8 am to 2 pm
- Saturday, May 13th from 8 am to 2 pm
- Join a Women Build Team (More details coming soon)
Teams of up to ten women volunteers are challenged to raise money to help build a home from start to finish through their donation of time and money.