BENEFITING: Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
ORGANIZER: Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County
Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County wrote -
Truly for women by women!! In Forsyth County, we have had 11 Women Builds in the past 20 years where all of the fundraising and construction has been completed by female individuals and teams. We would like to make the 12th happen in 2016. Will you help us?
Women Build was started by a group of women in Charlotte, NC to benefit the Charlotte Habitat for Humanity. In 1991, they completely funded and built the first Women Build house. It has grown to a national initiative of Habitat for Humanity and has been done in collaboration with Worldwide Women’s Week the first week of May. Women have all the skills and passion necessary to build Habitat for Humanity houses, addressing the problem of substandard housing in a concrete way so that families have safe, decent and affordable homes. Women Build brings together the collective power of women to fundraise, manage, communicate, build social capital, and volunteer in a powerful way to impact our community. Habitat volunteers get to build alongside the new homeowner, who is required to complete a minimum of 300 sweat equity hours before purchasing the house. All Habitat homeowners are low income and over 80% are single women.