Women Build is a dedicated, week-long focus during Women's History Month, that empowers and educates women building, investing and advocating for simple, decent and affordable housing around the world. Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity has celebrated women's homeownership through Women Build Week.
We are proud, and honored to partner with Lowe's, who, since 2003, has contributed more than $40 million dollars and countless volunteer hours to help hundreds of homeowners during Habitat for Humanity Women Build weeks in more than 300 communities across the country.
Habitat for Humanity has long recognized the critical role women play in their communities and their specific barriers to homeownership. That’s why Habitat’s Women Build program, thanks to the generous partnership of Lowe’s, brings together future homeowners and dedicated volunteers to help women build a better future for their families and communities.
We are grateful to the longstanding partnership Women Build has with Lowe's. Thank you!
Habitat for Humanity Women Build had it's start in 1991.
You might know Joan Bartz (pictured in the red shirt), who has been with us on our Women Build events since we started. Joan is also with Thrivent, a longtime partner of ours, and had this to say about her Women Build experience her first year:
"We had about ten ladies and we worked on putting the sheetrock on the ceiling. I remember it was a very cold day and we worked hard, but we left so empowered that we could accomplish so much. It was a good day!
I love that Habitat lets everyone do everything. They don’t just leave the “easy” jobs (like painting and sweeping) for the women. I have learned so many valuable skills over the years."