Women Build Week
National Women Build Week by the numbers
According to our recent affiliate survey, the 2015 National Women Build Week had the highest volunteer participation to date. More than 23,000 volunteers took part in our eighth annual event, compared to around 12,500 volunteers last year. Here are a few other highlights from the survey:
- 621 homes were built, repaired or renovated
- 656 families served
- 23,278 volunteers
- 18,107 women volunteers
- 1,690 Lowe’s Heroes
- 253 million media hits from traditional media and Web-based articles and blogs
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and supported this event.
Women Build – It is Simple to do:
Raise $100 or more and register to come build the week Leading up to Mother’s Day. Up to 15 women may build each day.
Register for Women Build Week as an individual or team. Contact Kim at email@example.com or call 978-692-0927
Individuals raise a minimum of $100/person
- Ask your company if they will match your donation.Provide Lunch for one of the days.
- Donate $20 yourself – it is always easier to get others to support you if you donate to your cause first!
- Ask 2 co-workers for $10 each.
- Ask 2 friends for $10 each.
- Ask 2 family members for $10 each.
- Ask 2 neighbors for $10 each.
- Sponsor the entire week for $2500 and have your name posted on the site
How-To Workshops at Lowe’s Home Improvement
As the national corporate partner of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, Lowe’s Home Improvement offers training workshops for women. For those who may not have any experience in construction, these training’s equip women to feel more comfortable volunteering on the local Habitat construction sites.
To date, over 2,000 homes have been constructed by women crews in the U.S. and 30 foreign countries. Women Build empowers women to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s work by teaching new skills in a non-competitive, inclusive environment of cooperation, partnership and fun. Habitat construction staff provides on-site leadership to all of our volunteer groups.
17 MA Habitat Affiliates will be joining together to give women a Hand Up
Buzzards Bay * Cape Cod * Central Berkshire * Fall River * Greater Boston * Greater Lowell * Greater Plymouth * Greater Springfield * Martha’s Vineyard * Merrimack Valley * MetroWest/Greater Worcester * Nantucket * North Central * North Shore * Northern Berkshire * Old Colony * Pioneer Valley * South Shore *
Our goal is simple, but great:Empower women to take action against the poverty housing conditions in Greater Lowell and throughout MA and beyond, by raising funds and building together to make a family’s dream of home ownership a reality.
Women Build Week 2016
April 20-May 7 2016
Women Build 2015
May 2-16, 2015.
Thank you to our sponsors:
2014 Women Build Lowell
2013 Women Build Lowell
Women Build 2012 Bedford
To register or for additional information contact Kim Trainor, Director of Developmen at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-692-0927