Women Build 2018


$173,981 Raised $175,000 Goal

 
April 30 - May 26, 2018 | Extended dates this year!

 New Construction in Logan Heights, DIY Projects at our ReStores, or Playhouse Builds - you choose!
 

 

 

Why Do I Want to Get Involved with Women Build?

It empowers women to take action and advocate for simple, decent, and affordable housing in San Diego County—no experience required! It promotes the involvement women in the construction industry and provides new experiences without excluding men. And it offers all of the benefits of a regular Habitat Build experience with the added benefits of a fun and dynamic environment exclusively for your friends, family, co-workers, and teams! In addition to a unique one-of-a-kind experience, all participants will receive a 2018 Women Build T-Shirt and hat.
 

What is Women Build?

San Diego Habitat for Humanity Women Build brings women from all walks of life to address the housing crises facing many families in San Diego County. By bringing women together to swing hammers and fundraise, Women Build promotes empowerment, solidarity, learning, and pride in our city. It encourages women to give back to their community while helping San Diego Habitat make a difference in the lives of local families.

We have set a high fundraising goal for Women Build this year - $175,000!  We will show our community that we care and that we are committed to providing improved housing to local San Diego families. Fundraising contributes to our advocacy work because you are sharing our mission with your friends and family members.  Advocating for affordable housing for all here in San Diego is critical as we continue to face a housing crisis in America’s Finest City. Get involved with Women Build TODAY!

We have four projects for a Women Builder to choose from:

Traditional Build Day - Join us on our construction site in Logan Heights to begin finishing up Phase 1 of 3 building the first 4 of 11 townhomes. Get ready to work hard, learn new skills and work alongside other passionate Women Builders and Habitat Homeowners. Cool towels will be available on site and lunch will be provided. We will end the day with dessert and a champagne toast! Must fundraise or donate a minimum of $200 per participant. Spots available to Women Builders age 16 and up. 

Pampered Build Day - Similar to our Traditional Build, join us for a Pampered Build in Logan Heights. In addition to the benefits received for a Traditional Build, you will be able to enjoy a light breakfast alongside your fellow Women Builders, and indulge in a massage. Cool towels will be available on site and lunch will be provided. We will also close our day with a dessert and champagne toast! Must fundraise or donate a minimum of $300 per participant. Spots available to Women Builders age 16 and up.

ReStore DIY - Have you ever wanted to learn how to repurpose pallets, refinish furniture, or create a mosaic? Join us at one of our three ReStores to learn a DIY Project and help out the ReStore team. Light breakfast along with cool towels will be available on site, and lunch will be provided. Must fundraise or donate a minimum of $300 per participant. Spots available to Women Builders age 14 and up.

Playhouse Build Day - Join us onsite at our Kearny Mesa location to learn and build a Playhouse. These fun 4’ x 5’ x 6’ playhouses will be gifted to low-income families with children. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Must fundraise or donate a minimum of $250 per participant. Spots available to Women Builders age 12 and up. 

 

How Do I Get Involved with Women Build?

  • Join as an Individual - Raise funds and network with new friends! Enlist the financial support of family, friends, and co-workers!
  • Form a Team - Gather your friends, co-workers, and family to raise funds and learn new skills together!
  • Donate Honor a woman by donating in her name or San Diego Habitat directly, and help us buy building materials for our home builds. Please contact Joanna Barraco if you are interested in learning more about how to donate or participate with Women Build.
  • Become a Women Build Sponsor - Show that you care about empowering women to give back to their community and receive great benefits for your company! Sponsorships start at $2,500. Please contact Bridget Strickland to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

 



Have questions, or need help getting started?
Contact Joanna Barraco, Donor Stewardship & Events Manager
joanna.barraco@sandiegohabitat.org | 619-906-4487


Women Build Resources & Quick Links

  Construction Event Details
  ReStore DIY Event Details
  Playhouse Event Details
  Printable Form for Cash or Check Donations
  Fundraising Toolkit
  Classy.com - How to Use Your Online Fundraising Tool
  Fundraising Incentives

Congratulations to Last Year's Top Fundraisers!
 


Top Individual Team - The Riveters

Top Corporate Team - Balfour Beatty


Thank you to the wonderful sponsors that make Women Build possible!