National Women Build Week

About National Women Build Week
National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. Women make a difference in their communities by building homes and raising awareness of local housing needs.

The event is typically held the week leading up to Mother’s Day. These dates are significant to many volunteers, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing.

Past National Women Build Week events

  • 2011
    National Women Build Week took place April 30-May 8, 2011. More than 250 U.S. Habitat affiliates held Women Build events during the week.Read the 2011 National Women Build Week daily diaries for first-hand reports from Habitat volunteers and staff.
  • 2010
    National Women Build Week took place May 1–9, 2010. More than 200 Habitat affiliates in all 50 U.S. states dedicated at least one day to a Women Build.
  • 2009
    The event took place May 2–10, 2009. More than 200 affiliates across the United States participated.

Valuable support from Lowe’s
In addition to sponsoring special events like National Women Build Week, Lowe’s underwrites the overall Women Build program. By 2013, Lowe’s will have contributed nearly $40 million to Habitat for Humanity.

Employees at Lowe’s stores also conduct how-to clinics for our women volunteers. These clinics teach new construction skills that our volunteers can use to help us eliminate poverty housing.