The life-changing benefits of affordable homeownership are immense: it improves school performance, decreases crime, improves financial outcomes, and enhances the health and well-being of children and adults – just to name a few. But due to gendered barriers like the pay gap and its impact on credit access, and uneven child care responsibilities that limit time and financial resources, it is far more difficult for a woman to own a home than a similarly situated man.
Perkins and Will is doing something about this. We’re linking arms, picking up our power tools, and joining in Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Women Build to knock these barriers down. Alongside 400 determined women, we will raise $275,000 to help build affordable homes that will be owned by women! Then, we're hitting the Habitat build site in October to help construct the homes.
Help us reach our goal so we can change the lives of these women forever and prove that there is nothing a committed group of women can’t achieve when they come together. Every donation - big, small, or somewhere in between - helps to build a strong, stable, and equal future.
Our team is fundraising with a goal of $10,000. Paired with the $7,500 that our Chicago office has pledged to the cause, we hope to contribute a total of $17,500!
Thank you for your support!
Perkins and Will
We've reached a new milestone! Every builder on our team has reached the minimum fundraising amount to particpate in the Build Day! A HUGE THANK YOU to each and every person who has contributed to this special cause. Now we're focused on hitting or exceeding our bigger goal of $10,000! Our team will host an office-wide fundraising happy hour in September with Women Build themed cocktails 'n concoctions. Stay tuned for results!
Scroll down below to see how each of our builders is doing! If you are considering donating to the overall Perkins and Will team, we urge you to donate instead to any INDIVIDUAL builder who has less than $375 raised. We each must raise a minimum of $375 in order to participate in the Build Day. Thank you!!