BENEFITING: Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity
EVENT DATE: May 14, 2016
Women Build brings together local women of all walks of life to address the poverty housing crisis facing millions of women and children across the globe.
This Women Build home will be constructed for the Highsmith Family. Najjee Highsmith is a single-mother of a 2-year old daughter. Currently they are very cost-burdened by the apartment they are renting and find it difficult to save money for other activities. The air units in her apartment are very old and not efficient, causing her utility bills to be extremely high.
Currently, Najjee works full-time for a local bank. On top of working full time, she is also in school to become a dental hygienist. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies with her daughter, taking trips to Sweet Frog and grilling out with her family.
Najjee cannot wait to own her own home, and is so proud of the hard work she’s put into this process. She cannot wait to make her mother and daughter proud by becoming the first homeowner in her family.
“I would like to say I highly appreciate everyone who puts their days and time into building a home for my family and I am very grateful!”