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 ninth 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.
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, resources are provided below 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.
We are excited to welcome Vanesia Brown to our homeownership program.
Miss Brown lives in Columbia with her two children, Jazarious (18) and Aaliyah (8). She works at Ryder and in her spare time loves to put her artistic skills to work “bedazzling” clothing and other items.
The Browns are very grateful to Habitat for Humanity and their home build sponsors for this opportunity. “I know we will find great joy and security through this process. I want my sponsors to know how much I appreciate their help in making my dream of a place to call home come true.”
Women Build Kickoff Resources
- Slides from Kickoff presentation (please read through these slides for pertinent information)
- Please fill out the pledge card and return it to Kim Randell.
- Hammer Fundraising Tool and a blank copy (if you would like to create your own tool)
- Fundraising letters (template – feel free to adapt to your story. Donors can also give safely and securely on our website, as well as send in checks to 511 West Meade Blvd. Franklin, TN 37064. Please have your supporters note that the donation is for your Women Build fundraising goal.)
- General Women Build flyer to post at your office or share with friends
- First Giving link for Women Build 2018
- Lunch donation details – we are still in great need for volunteers or groups to help feed our volunteers on build days
- Hammers & High Heels silent auction donation form – We are always in need of great silent auction items for Hammers & High Heels on June 3rd. Some examples: golf pros, timeshares, food gift certificates, vacation stays, tickets to events/games, signed memorabilia, airline miles, wine or liquor, jewelry, art, and “experiences” (fly fishing, hot air balloon, sky diving, rafting, cooking in one’s home, etc.). If you would like to donate an item, please print out this form and bring it to the HFHWM office (info on form).
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.
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.