In 1991 a group of women in Charlotte, N.C., completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house. From this grassroots event, the seeds for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program were planted. Since then, the Women Build program has continued to grow across international borders, empowering women everywhere to address poverty housing for themselves, their families, and their neighbors.
In the last few years, Women Build volunteers have built a seven-bedroom home for a family of ten and a two-bedroom home for a retired single female who needed a healthy living space of her own with a yard for her dog. Over the next several months volunteers throughout the community will partner with Habitat Springfield to build a home for a local family with two adults and two children in need of affordable housing. We will be teaching new skills, providing teamwork, and allyship, while building an entire home through this rewarding experience for all involved to improve the community in which you live. Women Build is a terrific way to serve others in crucial work with a lasting impact.
Come with a group or come alone, either way, you will make new friends and hone skills as you work alongside other volunteers, our homeowner partners, and our construction staff, to build strength and stability through shelter.