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Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. 

Coronavirus impact on Women Build events

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Essex County Habitat for Humanity’s top priority is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, and the people we serve. As such, Habitat has suspended in-person builds during women’s build week this year, however, please see below for women’s build days happening later this year

This year we are doing something a little differently, and we will be showcasing a number of our wonderful women volunteers throughout the week. Many thanks to our partners Lowe’s Home Improvement for generously sponsoring this year’s Women Build Week!  Please join us on Facebook as we share video clips showing how-to videos, such as:

Essex County Habitat | Women Build 2021 | How To Use Power Tools Safely

Essex County Habitat | Women Build 2021 | Cutting and Installing Drywall

Essex County Habitat | Women Build 2021 | Cutting and Installing Insulation

Essex County Habitat | Women Build 2021 | Ladder Safety Demonstration

Essex County Habitat | Women Build 2021 | Painting Demonstration

Support Women Build 2021

Please support our Virtual Women Build Events by purchasing one of these super cool “I am Woman. Watch me Build” t-shirts or hoodies and help spread the world by simply wearing it and going about your daily business.

Women Build events coming up.

  1. Women Build Days in August
    Three Day Event on August 18, 19 and 21

Women Build events

Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.

Women Build opportunities are available across the U.S., and any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join us. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved and improves the community that you share.

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.

There are several ways you can get involved

  • Donate to Women Build.
  • Start a peer-to-peer fundraiser to coincide with your build day and help us raise funds to build homes.
  • Learn new construction skills needed to effectively contribute to Habitat’s mission.
  • Build or renovate houses at a Women Build event.
  • Join other community volunteers and homeowners to build strength and stability through shelter.
  • Learn about Women Build’s international work.
  • Join an international Women Build trip with Global Village.
  • Organize a Women Build event through your campus chapter. Contact us to learn more.