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when the first women-built Habitat house was completed. This event sparked a movement. Today, Women Builds are world wide fundraising and advocacy programs collecting information on the challenges that face women worldwide, particularly property rights.
Women Build is a time set aside to empower women and bring us together with a shared mission to help families.
The event is our biggest fundraising event and an extension of our ongoing Build Day program. Women Build empowers women from all walks of life to come together in a shared mission to help families in southern Alberta build strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. Over the course of 6 days, women invest, advocate, and take action.
Right now, more than 4,000 people are on the waiting list for affordable housing in Calgary. Our city is expensive, and women and children are the populations most likely to be affected by unstable living conditions. Women Build 2020 Presented by TC Energy promotes solidarity and pride in our city.
From May 21-23 and 28-30, nearly 150 women will work under the guidance of experienced construction professionals, and alongside future Habitat homeowners.
Whether you're looking to learn new skills or add a few more to your tool belt, this is proven to be a rewarding experience, that improves the communities we all share.
“This was my third year, and I will continue to come back every year! Amazing group, incredible energy and such a worthy cause”
WOMEN BUILD PARTICIPANT
We recommend completing this first step as soon as possible as there are only 150 spaces available at this exclusive event!
The fundraising minimum to participate is $350, but we know you can go higher, so reach for the stars!
Send emails and post on your social networks asking family, friends and your favourite people in the world to help you reach your fundraising goal. Here's our handy list of fundraising tips.
There are six days, with a limited capacity on each day. Once you've hit your $350 fundraising minimum, you'll get a link sent directly to your inbox to pick your day.
If you're fundraising as a team, each team member will receive the link to pick their day once they've reached their $350 fundraising minimum, so be sure to communicate regularly and cheer each other on!
**You cannot reserve a space to build until you've reached your $350 minimum, so it's best to move quickly, especially if you wish to build with a team or group of friends.**
The only way to reserve your shift is by first raising your $350 minimum. At that point, you’ll be automatically emailed a link to register for the day of your choosing (as long as there are still shifts available).
The faster everyone on your team can reach their fundraising minimums, the better chance you have to build on the same day.
If you fundraise quickly, you shouldn’t have a problem registering for the same day. We’ll do what we can to move shifts around so that a single person isn’t left out, but we can’t guarantee anything! The number of shifts available each day is set to ensure every participant has safe and meaningful work to do.
No – each person is required to raise the $350 fundraising minimum.