Women Build seeks to bring women together to help female homebuyers overcome the gendered barriers to homeownership.  As a community of 450+ women strong, we will accomplish two incredible feats:

>> Raise $300,000 to make homeownership a reality for women purchasing affordable homes with Habitat Chicago. 

>> Advance construction of these homes, oftentimes building right alongside the future homeowners every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 3rd - 24th, 2020.


WHAT: A month-long home-building event, bringing together 450+ women to celebrate our strengths, have a blast, and build a stronger future for our fellow women through safe and affordable homeownership 

WHEN: From 8:00am - 3:00pm e
very Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 3rd - 24th, 2020

WHERE: The Habitat Chicago build sites in West Pullman

Each Women Builder commits to building for one full day of the event (no construction experience necessary!) and raising at least $375, earning prizes as she goes. There are two ways you can participate:

As a Team Leader
Women Build is a Team event! Over thirty determined women commit to volunteer as Team Leaders. Each Team Leader:

>> Attends the Team Leader Kickoff on June 25th and Team Leader networking event in September.

>> Commits to fundraising at least $375 and building one day of the event.

>> Recruits 9 women to join her team to fulfill these same building and fundraising commitments (each team has a $6,000 total minimum goal). 

>> Motivates her team members and ensures they have a whole lot of fun every step of the way. 

>> Coordinates with her team to get everyone registered and ready to build. 

As an Individual Builder
If you are interested in coming out solo (or with a friend or two), then this role is perfect for you. Each Individual Builder:

>> Joins a team with open spots (we will get you matched up with a team, dependent upon availability)

>> Commits to fundraising at least $375 and building one day of the event



Whether you participate as a Team Leader or an Individual Builder, you are guaranteed a rewarding experience, pressing for progress alongside hundreds of like-minded women.

The volunteer day is hard work - we won't lie about that! But experience tells us there is no better feeling than walking off the construction site at the end of the day, looking back at the homes you just helped build with your own two hands.

Plus, we're all about the good times on-site. Check out posts from previous Women Builds using #CHIWomenBuild on your favorite social media platforms, or visiting our
Chicago Women Build Hall of Fame.



Women Build 2020 has now ended. If you are interested in participating in 2021, please contact us at events@habitatchicago.org