Use hashtag #womenbuildalbany on Instagram or Twitter, or tag us on Facebook throughout Women Build Week to be entered to win a Women Build tool kit with Habitat swag and goodies, plus a $25 gift certificate to the Habitat ReStore. Share photos of you on the build site, encouraging others to match your donation or photos of you doing improvements on your own home to win!
Frequently asked questions
Are men allowed?
Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or our Habitat training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating.
Does Women Build work internationally?
Yes, even though ownership and property rights for women can be particularly challenging in some countries. Through Women Build, we can increase our advocacy efforts on these important issues while collecting valuable information which demonstrates the many benefits of female ownership. We are also partnering with several nongovernmental organizations to assist in giving these women a voice. Learn more about our international work.
How does Habitat empower women?
Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.
Women Build in the news
Read stories of women around the U.S. that have been helped by the Habitat for Humanity Women Build program, as well as stories of those that have volunteered to help.
This year, 300 communities in 49 states will participate in National Women Build Week to help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Valuable support from Lowe’s
Lowe’s, a Fortune 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowe’s Open House digital newsroom or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.
National Women Build Week is grateful for the generous support of Lowe’s.