What is Women Build?
2017 marks Habitat’s 10th Annual National Women Build Week – a time that invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
On May 9th-13th women from all over Lake and Sumter Counties will come together at our Wildwood New Home Construction Site to join an expected 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by many. Each year, Lowe’s provides the support of their employee volunteers, Lowe’s Heroes, and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills so they can feel equipped to take part in the builds.
How to get involved…
- Learn new construction skills at one of our How-To Clinics, compliments of Lowe’s of Mount Dora.
- Come out and build with us!
- Promote Women Build Week, and help us build strength and stability through shelter.
- Donate to Women Build.
Frequently asked questions
Are men allowed?
Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating.
How does Habitat empower women?
Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.
Who do I contact to get involved?
Connect with Carlos, Director of Volunteer Services – Carlos@habitatls.org or -352-483-0434 Ext. 119