Every woman has the power to build the world.

Women Build volunteers come together from all walks of life to build stronger, safer communities. Women can create significant change in their neighborhoods by volunteering and bringing attention to the fact that homeownership is a pathway to better financial futures, better education, better health, and a more cared-for, connected community.

Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and one that improves the community we share.

Event details:

  • May 2023

  • Fundraise or donate a minimum of $400 to participate in a build day or $250 to participate in a playhouse build.

  • All are invited to participate. No experience is necessary!

Why Women Build?

Let’s start with a basic fact: Construction is still a largely male-dominated field. At Habitat for Humanity, we know that safe, affordable housing means that individuals and families have the opportunity to thrive. However, women face challenges that make it more difficult to access this basic need. These challenges include:

  • Higher rates of poverty for female heads of households:
    Fifteen percent of adult women lived in poverty in 2017 and make up sixty six percent of the low-wage workforce. Thirty one percent of female-headed households with children are below the poverty level.

  • Housing discrimination:
    People of color, women, and low-and moderate-income borrowers across the United States of America continue to receive a disproportionate amount of high cost loans.
  • The wage gap:
    Women still earn, on average, 80 percent of what the average male earns. This pay gap is even greater for Black and Hispanic women, in particular.

Women Build offers the opportunity for volunteers to join us in bringing attention to systemic barriers to affordable housing, and helping to build strength and stability for all of our neighbors.

Ways to participate:

Each Women Builder raises or donates $400 to participate in a build day or $250 to participate in a playhouse build that directly supports the construction and preservation of homes throughout San Diego County.

Recruit a team to raise funds together, or join as individual — the choice is yours!

Participation options include:

More information coming soon for our May 2023 Women Build event! Join our interest list to be notified about Women Build updates.
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Become a Women Build sponsor!

Share your passion for empowering women in our community and receive great benefits for your company with sellout event’s tremendous reach. Sponsorships start at $2,500.

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