Women Build Turns Dreams Into Reality

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Women Build Turns Dreams Into Reality

For Tanika, the mother of two says her new affordable Habitat home will give her a chance to better her life for herself and her kids.

“I’ll be able to go back to school, and take out less loans,” said Tanika.

She says she wouldn’t have been able to get this far if it wasn’t for everyone involved in helping her turn her dream into a reality. 10 teams of women joined Tanika on Habitat build sites throughout the week as part of this year’s Women Build. In addition to volunteering their time, these teams of women achieved their goal of raising more than $35,000 to help cover the cost of materials for Tanika’s home (A total of more than $40k thanks to a generous $5k grant by Lowe’s). It’s something her family won’t soon forget.

“My baby came and hugged me the other night and said, ‘Mom, I just wanted to thank you so much for all of the hard work you are doing for our new home,’ and that just touched my heart,” said Tanika.

Watch TMJ4’s coverage of Women Build above to see Tanika’s entire interview.

Here are some of our favorite photos from this year’s Women Build. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, who fundraised, and who gave to help empower women to build and become homeowners.

There’s still time to give to this year’s Women Build.
Give your time and talents in our ReStores, on our build sites or join a committee.
Donate gently used furniture, appliances, home goods and more to support our work to make the cost of home something we all can afford.