Habitat for Humanity Women Build’s mission is to empower women to take action against poverty housing conditions. Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to address, in a concrete way, the housing crisis facing millions across the globe. The first Women Build home was built in 1991 and the effort grew to be an official Habitat for Humanity program in 1998. Since then, women volunteers have constructed more than 2,400 homes around the world.
Here at Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, our Women Build program began in 2011 during a home build on Madison Street. Since then, women volunteers have been active in local repair and revitalization projects during National Women Build Week each spring. In 2016, we began construction of a Women Build home on Park Avenue in Brunswick, where the majority of fundraising and construction was completed by women. That home was purchased by the Drury family in December of 2017. We look forward to more Women Build projects in the future.
Our Women Build program is ideal for women who want to learn or enhance their construction skills while building homes and communities. No experience is necessary!
Women Build is not about excluding men, but is about including women and opening new doors of opportunity. Men are often involved in our Women Build projects, to support and encourage the women who come to volunteer.
For more information on participating in Women Build, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leslie Ajuria, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-698-2449.
National Women Build Week
Each May, Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is proud to join 300 other Habitat affiliates around the country to participate in the annual National Women Build Week that is sponsored by Lowe’s.
Stay tuned to our Women Build Facebook page for opportunities to participate!