Fox Valley Habitat sets sixth annual Women Build June 4

 
 
Updated 3/8/2022 11:55 PM

Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will hold its sixth annual Women Build from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4.

Julie Clark, Build coordinator, said the location will be announced.

 

According to Clark, "Habitat's Women Build participants come together from all walks of life to build stronger, safer communities. Women and children make up the majority of people populating Habitat neighborhoods, as they are the most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.

"Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities," Clark said. The program seeks to encourage women volunteers to further the home-building mission of Habitat for Humanity.

"Since Women Builds official creation in 1991, Women Build volunteers have constructed more than 2,225 homes around the world," Clark said. "We started out our first year with 15 participants. Since then, we've had as many as 65 participants! Every year we are more impressed with the growth of the participants and the dedication they show."

The Women Build is a fundraiser that helps benefit building a home for one of the partnering families. All Women Build participants need to be 18 or older and are asked to raise $250 in advance to cover the cost of the materials that will be used for the event.

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Women Build participants will receive: a Women Build T-shirt; incentives earned while fundraising; personalized fundraising website for each participant to send appeals and thank you emails and view amount raised; and personal fundraising page integrated with Facebook.

Family and friends can donate on volunteer's behalf from the fundraiser you create on Facebook.

For information, contact Julie Clark at j.clark@foxvalleyhabitat.org.

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