Women Build is a national initiative to engage women in the effort to provide safe and decent homes for families in need of affordable housing. By recruiting, educating and inspiring women to build, they can transform lives in their communities. Since 2011, Women Build in Lee and Hendry Counties has partnered with 15 families to build strength and stability for 34 children and their parents through local fundraising and volunteer efforts.
Each year, beginning in March, Women Build brings together friends and colleagues to fundraise and volunteer for local families in need of decent and affordable housing. Then the two weeks before Mother’s Day, working alongside the future homeowners, teams of volunteers rehabilitate houses into homes. At the end of the two weeks, the day before Mother’s Day, volunteers, family and friends gather to dedicate the homes to the future homeowners.
Women Build Candidate, Lellany, finds out she will be a Habitat Homeowner!
Pat’s Amigas team captain, Pat Benner, celebrates winning the 2017 High Heel Award
Since 2011, Women Build in Lee and Hendry Counties has housed 15 grateful families and 34 children through local fundraising and volunteer efforts.
“Every time I wake up, I still can’t believe we will have our own home. It means the world to me.” - Lellany
“This home will allow me to provide for my children’s education. I am so excited to finally have a secure place to let my children dream about their futures.” -Astride
“This home is my American dream come true. It will give my children a stable foundation and a quiet place to study. I still can’t believe it.” -Yaisy