Our team name was inspired by Abby Wambach's 2018 commencement address, in which she encouraged the women of Barnard to be the Wolves of Change that will save our world, to lead from wherever they are in life, and to support the other women in their wolfpack.
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. 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.
Wolfpack is doing something about this. We’re picking up our power tools, and joining in Habitat for Humanity Chicago's Women Build to knock these barriers down. Alongside 450 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 on October 12 to help construct the homes.
Help us reach our goal so we can impact the lives of these women and prove that there is nothing a committed group of women can’t achieve when they come together. Every donation helps to build a strong and stable future for the Homebuyer families and for our community.