Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program empowers women from all walks of life to address, in a concrete way, the need for more affordable housing in our communities. Through Women Build, volunteers & sponsors give our neighbors the strength, stability and self-reliance of affordable home ownership.
The first Women Build home was built in 1991 and the effort grew to an official Habitat for Humanity program in 1998. Since then, women volunteers have constructed over 2,400 homes around the world. Locally at Habitat Frederick, our Women Build program began in 2011 during a home build on Madison Street. Following that, women volunteers were active on local project sites as part of National Women Build Week each spring from 2011 – 2018, after which the national event was canceled. In 2017, we constructed a Women Build home on Park Avenue in Brunswick, where women completed the majority of fundraising and volunteerism.
Women Build is not about excluding men, but is about including women and opening new doors of opportunity for them. Men are often involved in Women Build projects, to support and encourage women who come to volunteer. Women Build has empowered countless volunteers in Frederick County with a tangible way to give back to our community while learning, and enhancing, construction skills. No experience is necessary for Women Build volunteers!
Building on this history, it is with great excitement that Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County has announced the first Frederick Women Build Week, June 1st – 8th, 2019.
During the 2019 Frederick Women Build Week, women from across the County will come together to advance Habitat Frederick’s latest build in Middletown through volunteerism and financial support. These efforts will help a local family build their dream of affordable home ownership.
There are three ways to participate in Frederick Women Build Week:
1) Sponsorship: Showcase your business by sponsoring Frederick Women Build Week! Click here for information.
2) Volunteer: We encourage individuals and groups to volunteer during Frederick Women Build Week! A sign up link for individuals will be available shortly, groups should contact email@example.com.
3) Donate: Click here to make a donation as part of Frederick Women Build Week! Enter ‘Women Build’ in the comments section. All proceeds associated with Frederick Women Build Week will help fund the Middletown build.
For more information about Frederick Women Build Week, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Leslie Ajuria, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-698-2449 x7.
Thank you to the 2019 Frederick Women Build Week sponsors:
Women Build Clinics
Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th with a hands on Women Build Clinic at the Habitat ReStore. At this clinic we will focus the power of tools, rebuilding and repairing. Thank you to all who signed up, this clinic is now full.
Missed it? Mark your calendar for the next clinic on April 29, 2019. Details coming soon!
Questions? Email email@example.com
Special thanks to Special Tees for designing the Frederick Women Build Week graphic.