Coming together to build stronger, safer communities

May 11 – 13, 2017


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Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to advocate for affordable housing and safer, stronger communities.

Calling all women! Our Women Build program is back, growing in number and accepting new members! If you are interested in joining our Women Build team or learning more information about becoming a Women Build member, please contact Kathy Karimi, Volunteer and Youth Programs Manager at or by calling (626) 387-6899 x17.

The Women Build program provides a female-friendly work site that empowers women to take leadership roles and learn new skills while building a home with a hard-working family. Women Build is supported by diverse groups of women — professionals, students, congregations, management teams, community leaders, book clubs, garden clubs, friends, and neighbors — who join together to raise funds and build.

Join the fun now!

Fundraise as an Individual – Sign up now! Goal is $100 per person
Fundraise as a Team – 5 people $500, ten people $1,000 and so on
Corporate-Sponsored Team – $1,000

Every Dollar Matters!

Whether it’s $5 or $5,000, every dollar will help to push for a movement in the San Gabriel Valley, ultimately changing a family’s life and the place they call home. Below are some examples of how much each dollar is truly worth.

$25 = A box of nails used by volunteers to brace the walls of a family’s new home.
$100 = A kitchen window where parents will watch their children play in their own yard.
$500 = A front door opening each day to a new adventure and new dreams.

We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Join the fun today!


A Different Type of Housework

Past events

Check out last year’s event at our 2015 National Women Build Week Diaries page. Visit our archive for coverage from the 2010-2015 National Women Build Week events.

The National Women Build Week is grateful for the generous support of Lowe’s. Learn more about our event and program sponsors.

Learn more about Women Build

Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. You can also come alone, and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly.

Are you ready to build with us?

There are several ways you can get involved

  • Build or renovate houses at a Women Build event.
  • Assist with landscaping at a Women Build event.
  • Provide training, travel or office support.
  • Help us prepare for an upcoming Women Build event.
  • Organize your own Women Build event. Please contact us so that we can assist you with training, planning and promotional materials.
  • Donate to Women Build.

Frequently asked questions

Are men allowed?

Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the 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.

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.