Knoxville Habitat Women Build 2018 Presented by Publix Charities
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2018
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jul 01, 2018
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Jun 30, 2018
Across our community, women and children are the most impacted by substandard living conditions. The Knoxville Habitat Women Build, presented by Publix Charities, is your opportunity to join other strong women in spotlighting the housing challenges local women face while helping to build a safe, permanent home for a special mother and her family.
You are invited to take action and help Deonna and her family build their home. We’ll kick off on Saturday, May 5th, and for five additional Saturdays, women will unite for a common purpose, overcome challenges and raise awareness of the barriers that women face in securing affordable homes.
How can you get involved?
- Create your team, and invite 3-5 friends to join you as Volunteer Fundraisers. Click "Set Up Your Team" above to create or join a team.
- Together, set a goal to raise $1,000 to help fund the construction of Deonna's home. Every dollar raised up to $40,000 will be matched by Publix Super Markets Charities!
- Once you have created a CrowdRise page for your team or joined an existing team, click your preferred date below to reserve your volunteer spot. Each participant is guaranteed ONE build day. If more spots become available, you will be notified.
Connect with Lacey Mellott, Knoxville Habitat Event Coordinator, for tips on how to reach your goal: email@example.com or (515)357-1728.
About the 2018 Women Build family
Deonna is a hardworking mother with a warm and friendly personality. She cares for two adult daughters with special needs and a teenage son.
Deonna’s daughters, Shaonna and Bria, are involved with Miss Shining Star, a local pageant for special needs ladies that honors their gifts and talents. 23-year-old Shaonna loves to sing in the pageant, and her mother is so proud of her talent, stage presence and how well she does with memorization. 21-year-old Bria is not able to communicate verbally, but she communicates well on her iPad and does very well in the pageant too.
Shaonna also helps her mother cook and clean and does a great job at helping keep the house in order.
Deonna’s son Christian is 16 and a percussionist in his high school band. Chris is very intelligent and has a strong interest in studying the engineering of how to design software programs for video games.
Deonna works three different jobs to support her family. Her primary job is working the night shift as a corrections officer with the juvenile justice center. The family has been trying to make ends meet in a cramped two-bedroom apartment. The apartment complex offers three and four bedrooms, but the rent of the two-bedroom option is the most Deonna can afford.
She has dreamed for years of having a home where she can find more stability for her family. “I have got to take care of my girls the rest of my life, so I’ve dreamed of a place I can afford … where I can save money and have a home for them.” She was “so blessed” to be accepted into the Habitat program and change the future of her family. She will no longer have to pay a monthly rent she can hardly afford … she will now purchase the home she builds at cost, with an affordable, no-interest mortgage.
Deonna’s children are also excited to finally experience having their own bedrooms and space to expand their creative talents.
Thank you to the 2018 Women Build sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor: Publix Super Markets Charities
Hammer & Nails Sponsor: Stowers Machinery Corporation
Foundations Sponsors: Brunswick, IT 4 the Planet, Mast General Store, Service One, Inc. and TIS
Once you have created a CrowdRise page for your team or joined an existing team, click your preferred date below to reserve your volunteer spot. Each participant is guaranteed ONE build day. If more spots become available, you will be notified.
Women Build Schedule
May 5th - Blitz - Exterior walls and trusses: 7:30-12:30, lunch provided
May 12th - Set trusses and deck roof (all spots filled)
May 19th - Interior walls and roofing: 8:00-3:00, lunch provided
June 2nd - Vinyl siding: 8:00-3:00, lunch provided
June 23rd - Interior painting (all spots filled)
June 30th - Trim and cabinets: 8:00-2:00, lunch provided
To learn more about Knoxville Habitat for Humanity, visit knoxvillehabitat.com.