2018 Women Build
Each spring more than 10,000 women raise 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 began work on our eighth annual Women Build home on April 2018 in Columbia, TN.
Want to know more about Women Build? Check out this video and the information below.
2018 Women Build Kickoff Event
Habitat Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) will be holding a kickoff event at The Drury Plaza Hotel on Saturday, March 3, 2018 and welcomes both men and women who might interested in learning more about volunteering on this build.
- Saturday, March 3, 2018
- 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 an optional, in-store workshop 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:
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 2018
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!
Can my teenager help on the build?
All volunteers on the work site must be 16 years old or older – no exceptions due to Federal Labor Laws. Volunteers 16-17 years old are allowed to participate in construction, but cannot get on the roof or operate power tools.
Who can I contact with questions?
Please contact HFHWM Volunteer Development Manager Rain Fisher at 615-550-5619.