Women Build 2022: August 3 - August 6
Your team will change a family's life!
Habitat homeownership provides transformational change. Together we need to raise $75,000 for the construction materials of a new Habitat home. Involve your colleagues, friends and family in this crucial work to empower women, empower families and empower communities.
Women Build 2022 will take place August 3 - August 6.
Women Build Week offers a unique opportunity to bond with each other and your community. We provide the tools and equipment—You provide the hands and heart.
The issue: housing affordability
Women and children are the populations most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Women also face more barriers to stable housing than men in similar economic situations. Some reasons include:
Men earn more on average than women, resulting in access to higher credit, better loans and better quality homes and neighborhoods.
Unequal caregiving responsibilities limit a woman’s ability to dedicate the necessary time to obtaining and maintaining consistent employment and decent housing.
Single women are denied mortgages at higher rates than single men, despite the fact women are more reliable at paying back mortgages.
Hear from our 2021 Women Build homeowner on her experience with Women Build:
How Women Build Helps
Through Women Build you can make access to safe, affordable homeownership possible for local families in need. Last year, the majority of the families served through Milwaukee Habitat’s homeownership program were single mothers who had been living in unsafe, unaffordable or overcrowded housing. Together with your support, we can help women in our community build strength, stability and self-reliance by becoming first-time homebuyers. Habitat homeowners help build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. That mortgage won’t exceed 30% of a family's income, widely recognized as the threshold for affordable housing, making it easier to afford nutritious food, pay for necessary medical care, and save for the future. Together we will empower women, empower families, and empower communities.
Gather five women together to create a peer-to-peer fundraising team!
Raise $1000 between May 12 and July 30 via our online platform to secure your team’s volunteer slot. (Suggested minimum per person: $200)
Each participant receives a t-shirt and invitation to the kickoff party.
Make a gift to support Milwaukee Habitat Women Build. Together, we will raise $75,000 for the construction materials of a new Habitat home. Give directly by clicking Donate Now.
Gather your coworkers or friends together to create lasting change for a local family. Click Become a Sponsor to learn more.