National Women Build Week, Starting March 8th

National Women Build Week, observed annually in March, raises awareness of the global need for safe and affordable housing for women. The weeklong event starts on International Women’s Day, March 8th. It encourages women, with or without prior knowledge of construction, to join Women’s Build teams in their area and construct houses for women in need.

First held in 2007, Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, in partnership with Lowe’s, established National Women Build Week, aiming to educate, inspire and recruit women to build, advocate, and fundraise for stable and affordable homes for women in the US and abroad. The program is also working toward an energy-efficient building, providing water and sanitation solutions, reducing the effects of disasters, and supporting housing loans.

Over 300 chapter of Habitat for Humanity across the US and Canada celebrates the week by launching hundreds of Women Build projects, raising funds, and, of course, challenging women to find their inner Rosie the Riveter, roll up their sleeves and build new homes for their community members.

Everyone can support the cause by participating in a project in their area, building or renovating houses, joining the international Women Build trip with Global Village, donating or helping fundraise, and spreading the word on social media using #BuildHer.

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