Women Build 2018

Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Our future homeowners are largely comprised of women and children who most often have been affected by poor living conditions. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in helping other women improve their living situations.

Your involvement makes a huge difference helping our homeowners achieve a more stable and secure life.

As part of National Women Build Week, Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester is holding our own Women Build event to help empower and serve our female community. During National Women Build Week, more than 17,000 women will come together across the U.S. to help families in need of affordable housing. Locally, we are expecting over 200 women to raise walls and build together.

Will YOU help us build stronger, safer communities?


  • No experience necessary! We have staff and regular volunteers on site who will train and lead you in your build activities. We’ll provide all the tools you’ll need, but you are welcome to bring your own well marked tools if you’d like.
  • This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. To participate in Women Build we ask that you help us engage in peer to peer fundraising, or sponsor a team. Our FirstGiving site is easy to use and allows you to quickly and conveniently share why you are involved in this event.
  • Men are welcome to join us! While the overall goal of Women Build is to achieve significant female participation, we certainly welcome everyone to build.
  • You will make a difference. No matter how you support Women Build, know that you are making a difference for women, your community, and the world.

JOIN THE EVENT AS A TEAM Create your team of 8-15 volunteers and contact Sara Costello at (508)799-9259 x107 or e-mail sara.costello@habitatmwgw.org to register your team and reserve your day now.

JOIN THE EVENT AS AN INDIVIDUAL Don’t have a team? Stay tuned for individual registration, opening April 2018.

JOIN THE EVENT AS A SPONSOR Sponsors will have the opportunity to select a day during the event to have volunteers on-site. Payment options for sponsors include peer-to-peer fundraising. To become a sponsor please contact Deborah Huegel, Vice President of Philanthropy at (508)799-9259 or e-mail Deborah.huegel@habitatmwgw.org


REGISTER following the directions above, depending on if you are a team, individual, or sponsor.

CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE after you are registered, by visiting http://www.firstgiving.com/6406/womenbuild2018  Use this page to ask your friends and family to support your effort to empower women. We suggest a fundraising goal of $500 for each team member.

ASK YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR SUPPORT See the Fundraising Motivation Sheet for tips and suggestions.

JOIN US FOR AN OPTIONAL LOWES CLINIC in late April in either Worcester or Framingham to learn safety basics and familiarize yourself with power tools. Clinic dates will be announced online once confirmed.


You can still invest in the Women Build mission by clicking here. Make sure to designate your donation for Women Build! Your contribution helps give women and families the opportunity to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance. Through shelter, we empower.

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