As many visiting my page may know, my husband and I recently transferred to Chicago, unknowingly investing everything we had in a lemon of a house. Our misfortune, mostly as a result of a strict timeline and a crazy housing market, but many hardworking women aren't even given the opportunity we had in a normal market. With the help of an incredibly, supportive husband, family and friends I'm doing the majority of the repairs myself. But the hardworking women Habitat helps face even larger hurdles when they try to purchase a house and aren't as incredibly lucky to have such handy loved ones as my terrific husband and I. Homeownership is one of the most dynamic tools a person can use to build a strong and stable future. However, it is a tool that far too many women are unjustly denied access from the start of the process to build a home (literally and figuratively).
This October, I’ll be joining Habitat Chicago's Women Build alongside 550 determined women to knock these barriers down, on top of fixing the new problems uncovered in my own home every day. Together, we will help our fellow women become homeowners with Habitat Chicago, a nonprofit committed to building a world where everyone has a decent place to live. While I have a vast list of repairs on my own home, I am still passionate about getting these women that Habitat helps the same opportunity to own a home and get them to a point, my husband and I are extremely grateful for already.
You can make a difference by helping me reach my fundraising goal so we can change the lives of these women forever and prove that there's nothing a group of committed women can't do.
Change happens one person at a time. I appreciate any support you can give - big, small, or somewhere in between.