Women at Work

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Pounding nails, drilling holes and cutting plywood are not activities that most women do every day. In fact, they aren’t activities that many women would even feel comfortable doing. Despite the enormous leaps of progress in workplace equality since the 1960s, some work environments still remain heavily dominated by men. One of those being construction. 

Since the foundation of Habitat for Humanity, women have always been welcomed and included on construction sites but the Women Build program takes the experience one step further than including. The Habitat for Humanity Women Build program aims to empower women not only through the learning of new skills, but the opportunity to actively serve the devastating need for decent, affordable housing. 

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With training provided by the program’s underwriter, Lowe’s, women will have the opportunity to learn construction basics and use the skills on Habitat home rehab projects and Brush with Kindness properties during the event. 

National Women Build week will begin May 2 and will finish May 7 with a “Sew-In” fundraiser at our ReStore from 9 am to 2 pm provided by the Cornerstone Quilters in honor of Mother’s Day on May 8. 

So grab your mother, sister, friend, or book club members and join Habitat for Humanity of Osceola County for National Women Build Week. Opportunities to become a volunteer or team leader in the areas of fundraising, public relations, special events, construction, and food services are open. Call our office at 407-343-1900 to learn more about how you can change your life by changing the lives of others this Mother’s Day. 

Click the link below to watch a short video on the ways Women Build has impacted the lives of hundreds of families across the US and world…

Women Build Video

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