National Women Build Week

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2017 Dates: May 6 - May 14

Each year in May, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh is one of more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide that celebrates National Women Build Week in conjunction with Lowe’s, Habitat’s longtime partner of this event. The goal of Women Build Week is to challenge and empower women from all walks of life to join together in helping us to provide Pittsburgh families with decent, affordable homes and repairs. Women Build is not about excluding men—in fact, men are welcome to participate alongside our women volunteers—but rather it is about celebrating women volunteers and opening new opportunities to them on Habitat jobsites.

This year, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh has been selected to receive a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s to support the repair and rehabilitation of Pittsburgh homes. No construction experience is required. Volunteers must be 18 or older to participate. Volunteers will be rewarded with home rehab experience and will have the satisfaction of knowing that they helped to provide hands-on support to a local family. 

Interested in volunteering for this year’s Women Build event?  If you would like to register a group of volunteers or learn more about sponsorship opportunities for Women Build, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Sean Mann by email at smann@pittsburghhabitat.org or by phone at 412-351-0512, ext 11. Click here to view our sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

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National Women Build Week 2017

  • Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-14, invites women to devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
  • Habitat’s National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of its Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s.
  • Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores throughout the year to teach volunteers construction skills so they can feel equipped and take part in the builds.
  • Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to support Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build, which will take place in 300 communities nationwide.
  • More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers from across the country, are expected to volunteer at construction sites as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.
  • This year, National Women Build Week will reach the milestone of having engaged 100,000 women from all 50 states since 2008.

National Women Build Week History

  • National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s national partnership with Habitat.
  • Since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million in support of Habitat’s mission and helped more than 6,500 Habitat partner families improve their living conditions.
  • More than 10,000 Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have participated in National Women Build Week since 2008.
  • Women Build is about empowering women and providing them opportunities to use their construction skills while helping to support Habitat’s mission.

Women Build Program

  • Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program recruits, educates, and inspires women to build, and advocate for decent and affordable houses in their communities.
  • Women volunteers boost Habitat’s capacity to build more houses and serve more families. More than 2,500 Women Build houses have been built by all-women construction crews since the program began in 1998.
  • The program continues to grow across international borders, empowering women everywhere to address affordable housing for themselves, their families and their neighbors. Dozens of international Women Builds have taken place, and the program aims to direct financial assistance to women-led projects worldwide.

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