Each spring, San Diego Habitat for Humanity hosts Women Build — a popular and unique fundraiser that empowers women (and men!) to engage on construction sites in support of Habitat’s critical mission of building and repairing homes for San Diegans in need of improved housing. Since we cannot come together this year in person, we’re rewriting the rules. Introducing Everyone Build!

Everyone Build encourages people to stay home and build creative structures with materials they already have on hand. Instead of building homes on a traditional Habitat job site, living rooms or kitchens become the job site as we come together in the spirit of community and building hope at home.

Weekly challenges will be announced every Wednesday in April, 2020. All challenges are family/kid-friendly, and offer a chance to get innovative, spend some creative time together, and learn about the importance of housing in our community and around the world. The public will have the chance to vote for their favorite designs on Habitat’s Facebook page here.

As we shelter in place, we know that many are struggling without access to a safe, stable home. There will be more need for affordable housing in San Diego than ever before, and Habitat will keep building and repairing homes. As part of Everyone Build, a small group of individuals has come together with a giving challenge to encourage others to contribute if they can at this time. All dollars raised during the virtual event will be matched — dollar for dollar — up to $20,000.

Cox Communications, a long-time Habitat supporter, has signed on as presenting sponsor for Everyone Build. Cox began its partnership with San Diego Habitat in 2012 and has since contributed 1,625 volunteer hours on 22 Habitat homes and over $320,000 in financial support. In these unprecedented times, when connectivity is more important than ever before, Habitat is honored to partner with Cox to continue building brighter futures together in our community. To learn more about Cox’s commitment to keeping our communities connected visit www.cox.com/coronavirus.

The first challenge kicks off Thursday, April 9th. Sign up for our interest list to learn more and join us for this one-of-a-kind virtual Everyone Build event!

Build. Stay Home. Repeat. Are you in?