Women Build House
Habitat Choptank’s Women Build House is one example of an affiliated build. In an affiliated build, a coalition of organizations, businesses, congregations or individuals come together to build a Habitat home. They raise money, provide volunteer labor, food and refreshments and/or prayer support needed to build a simple, decent and affordable home in partnership with a qualifying family. An affiliated build can take many forms depending on the needs and interests of the local community. For Habitat Choptank, the next planned affiliated build is the Women Build House at 59 Pleasant Alley in Easton.
Be sure to check out the Sept 2016 Newsletter which contains the latest information on this exciting project.
What is Women Build?
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity program that empowers and engages women in learning construction skills, building homes, and positively impacting communities. This program brings together women from all walks of life and their many abilities – not just swinging a hammer! Each year, there is a Women Build Week filled with Women Build Days and other activities.
What is a Women Build House?
In 1998, Habitat Choptank completed its first Women Build House. A new Women Build House project will make it possible for Habitat Choptank to add an additional home to its build schedule for 2017. And in turn, make it possible for another hardworking family to purchase a home with an affordable mortgage. Habitat Choptank’s goal is a new home funded and built by women volunteers. Construction began in May 2016 during National Women Build Week at 59 Pleasant Alley in Easton. Help us reach our goal by getting involved in the Women Build!
Other Affiliated Builds
- Dorchester County Ecumenical Build – a single family home in Cambridge that was funded and built by an ecumenical coalition of churches from around the county
- St. Michaels Faith Build – a house funded and built in partnership by three churches in the Town of St. Michaels
Women Build Fund
To date, over $90,000 has been raised toward the total $96,000 needed to build this house. We are close to reaching the goal and your contribution can help close the gap!
Host a House Raising Party!
The Women Build Committee is looking for hostesses for House Raising Parties as a way to create small networks of women through which to raise awareness, raise volunteers and raise funds for the Women Build House.
If you are interested in hosting a party or learning more, please contact Emily Lynn, Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-476-3204.