Build Day Registration

Women Build 2021

May 31, 2021

Join the Habitat Women Build movement and the ranks of more than 100 women who will come together to raise walls, awareness and funds to help members of your community in need of safe and stable housing access affordable home ownership.

Beginning in May, Women Build 2021 will take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in Elwood, Illinois.

How it works
Each Women Builder commits to raising more than $350 to reserve their spot to build one full day of the event— no construction experience needed! You can participate as a team or individual. Teams are made up of a minimum of 5 volunteers and a maximum of 8 volunteers. Team build day minimum registration is $2,800 for 8 volunteers. Teams can also be sponsored by their companies. Register today-- spots fill up fast! Registration is open! Contact Ellie Roth at SUBJECT: Women Build Day to reserve your spot today!
Why Women Build
In the U.S., 1 in 6 households pay half or more of their income on their home. Women are disproportionately affected by this severe cost-burden and make up a larger share of U.S. households living in poverty and as well as receiving government-subsidized housing. At Habitat for Humanity we know that safe, affordable housing means that individuals and families have the opportunity to thrive. However, women face challenges that make it more difficult to access this basic need.

These challenges include:
  • Higher Rates of Poverty for Female Heads of Households: Fifteen percent of adult women lived in poverty in 2017 and make up 66% of the low-wage workforce. More than 3 out of 4 single parent families are headed by a female.i 30.6 percent of female-headed households with children are below the poverty level.ii Sixty percent of children in poverty lived in households headed by women.iii
  • Housing Discrimination: Minorities, women, and low- and moderate-income borrowers across the United States of America continue to receive a disproportionate amount of high cost loans.iv
  • The Wage Gap: Women still earn, on average, 80 percent of what the average male earns. v This challenge is even greater for black and Hispanic women.

Build Day Schedule

Women Builders arrive at build site. Register at our check in tables to receive your t-shirt (unlike previous years, breakfast will not be provided due to COVID-19 safety precautions).

Welcome, introductions and safety talk. Power tool demonstrations and tasks are assigned.
Lunch break (due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we ask that you bring your own lunch).
Back to work.
Wrap up.