WOMEN BUILD 101
This annual event seeks to bring women together to help female homebuyers overcome the gendered barriers to homeownership. As a community of 500+ women strong, we will accomplish two incredible feats:
>> Raise $375,000 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 7th - October 23rd, 2021.
WHAT: A month-long home-building event, bringing together 500+ 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 every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from October 7th - October 23rd, 2021
WHERE: The Habitat Chicago build sites in West Pullman
HOW WOMEN BUILD WORKS
Each Women Builder commits to building for one full day of the event (no construction experience necessary!) and raising at least $400, earning prizes as she goes. There are two ways you can participate:
As a Team Leader
Over fifty determined women commit to volunteer as Team Leaders. Each Team Leader:
>> Attends the Team Leader Kickoff on June 17th.
>> Commits to fundraising 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 $7,000 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 $400 and building one day of the event.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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.
READY TO GO?
Registration is now closed for Women Build 2021. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to our 2022 interest list!