Women Build is a unique community fundraiser and volunteer activity designed to address the affordable housing crisis facing thousands of families across Southern Alberta.
From May 4-9, more than 300 women will gather on our build site in Redstone, where they will learn valuable practical skills, team-building skills and most importantly, help local families achieve homeownership.
About Habitat’s Women Build event
The first Canadian Women Build started in 2002 in Calgary with just a handful of volunteers. Brenda Fischer, Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta Board Chair and long-time volunteer, has been involved in our local Women Build since its inception.
"It is a thrill for me to teach someone who has never hammered a nail or handled a saw to build a wall and then watch their faces when they stand the wall up," she said.
Last year, nearly 200 volunteers were outfitted on-site with pink hard-hats, pink shirts, safety glasses and work boots. They joined experienced crew leaders and worked on homes for 68 people from 14 families.
The goal for Women Build 2015 is to raise $375,000 to help break the cycle of poverty. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, so visit our events listing for all the details and event information.