2017 Women Build
Each spring more than 10,000 women raised their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week. National Women Build challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities.
We begin work on our eighth annual Women Build home on April 22, 2017 in Franklin, TN.
Habitat Williamson-Maury will be holding a kickoff event at The Drury Plaza Hotel on Saturday, March 4, 2017 and welcomes both men and women who might interested in learning more about volunteering on this build.
- Saturday, March 4
- The Drury Plaza Hotel -1874 West McEwen Drive Franklin, TN 37067
- 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- At 3:45, there will be a short presentation & tips on fundraising for the build.
- Veteran Women Build participants will be on hand to answer questions.
- Light appetizers will be served.
The sponsorship cost of the home is $70,000. Each volunteer who participates has a fundraising goal of $250 to go toward the cost of the house, and a volunteer goal of at least 1 day. To help participants raise money, a toolkit is provided with ideas and step-by-step instructions on how to raise the funds. In addition, Lowe’s and HFHWM will also offer optional, in-store workshops on Saturday mornings prior to the build to help participants learn skills for the build site. No experience in either fundraising or house-building is necessary.
The event is free, but please register so we can plan accordingly:
Want to know more about Women Build? Check out this video and the information below.
What is the Women Build?
The Women Build is a Habitat Build where women of all walks of life come together to address the housing crisis that faces many of the women and children of Williamson and Maury Counties.
Do I need to know anything about construction? Absolutely not! We encourage women who are interested in learning construction skills to volunteer, or women who are just looking to get involved in the community.
What if I am new to the community?
No problem! The Women Build is an excellent way to meet people. It’s an memorable experience you’ll never forget!
When does the build start? April 22, 2017
Are there any requirements?
Each volunteer is asked to raise $250 toward the house, but if you want to raise more, you are welcome to do so! We have tools to help you achieve this goal and are here for support!
Who can I contact with questions?
Please contact HFHWM Volunteer Development Manager Rain Fisher at 615-550-5619.
We are excited to welcome Stephanie Dixon to our homeownership program.
Stephanie has been employed with APCOM, Inc. in Franklin for the past 31 years.
“I work hard for my daughter RonNesha (age 11). She keeps me busy with her activities,” she explains. “RonNesha is very active at West Harpeth Primitive Baptist Church where she sings in the choir and dances with the praise team. I’m very thankful to have this opportunity to buy a place that we can call home. I will be much happier knowing that I am a homeowner and not renting. I’m excited about the future.”