Coming together to build stronger, safer communities

Part of a national event to empower women across the U.S.

May 11 – 13, 2017

Thank you to our Women Build Sponsors!



AIA Los Angeles

Gruen Associates


LG Hausys

Allen Construction

Lunch provided by Christ the Shepherd Church of Altadena


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California State Senator Carol Liu (Dec. 2008 – Nov. 2016),
Glendale Council Member Paula Devine (July 2014 – Present),
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up in Pasadena
to build homes for Habitat’s 10th annual National Women Build Week


Lowe’s Heroes and volunteers will frame, paint, and install exterior siding

Azusa, CA May 10, 2017 – Former California State Senator Carol Liu, Glendale Council Member and former Mayor Paula Devine; and Lowe’s Heroes will be among more than ninety-five volunteers to join San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity to build decent and affordable housing as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14. Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by many. Women are invited to devote at least one day to help families build decent and affordable housing in their local communities. This year, more than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers from across the country, are expected to volunteer at construction sites as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.


Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week and will provide the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers to more than 300 Habitat locations hosting National Women Build Week activities this year.

WHAT:           Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes celebrating National Women Build Week by framing, painting, and installing siding

WHEN:           Saturday, May 13, 2017. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with lunchtime speeches starting at 11:30 AM. Participants will build from 8:30 AM until

WHERE:         The entrance to the parking lot is located at: 2 S Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 (Desiderio Homes)

WHO:              Former California State Senator Carol Liu and friends, Glendale Council Member Paula Devine, Future Habitat Homeowners, Disney VoluntEARS, Lowe’s Heroes, and Habitat Staff

WHY?             There is a severe and growing affordable housing crisis in Southern California. Women Build participants will make a difference by creating more affordable homes in Pasadena.

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 for our May 2017 event!


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 for a day between May 11-13, 2017.

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.

Join the fun now!

Fundraise as an individual or as a team.

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.

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.