2020 Women Build
Each spring more than 10,000 women raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country, devoting at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. We begin work on our 11th annual Women Build home on April 2020 in Columbia, TN.
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. No experience in either fundraising or house-building is necessary.
Women Build Sponsorship
We are also seeking sponsors for this year’s Women Build & Hammers & High Heels.
Sponsorships range from $2,500 to $10,000 and include a range of benefits both at the build site and Hammers & High Heels.
We are excited to welcome the Lee Family to our homeownership program.
Rebecca Lee’s family moved to TN from Michigan in 2002. “My siblings and I learned hard work, integrity, and loyalty from our parents,” Rebecca explains. Her father was a US Navy veteran and worked for Jones Company, building homes all over Middle TN, and her mother worked as an Arabic translator at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Rebecca works as a hygienist at Heartland Dental. “I want to pass on the values that my parents instilled in us to my son Xavier (4). I want to provide him with a stable environment.”
Rebecca is most looking forward to the sense of community. “Habitat gives people who are trying to better themselves an opportunity. I am so appreciative to everyone who will be part of my build.” Learn more about the Lee family.
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!
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 Development and Volunteer Manager Kota Ardoin at 615-550-5619.
HFHWM also hosts Hammers & High Heels to help raise funds for the Women Build. This year’s event will be Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Marriott Cool Springs.