As a chapter of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville (Habitat), Women Build (WB) is dedicated to combating the local affordable housing crisis through sponsoring and building simple, decent, healthy and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. Engaging women in the building process provides a unique opportunity for women to learn construction skills and build leadership and teamwork.
In partnership with families and volunteers in our community, Women Build has sponsored or co-sponsored nine homes since 2001, which has helped nine families realize their dream of homeownership.
WB is currently working on their 10th sponsorship at Belmont Cottages, which will be completed in the spring. WB welcomes you to join in these efforts.
- Wednesday, April 30 - Power Tools Clinic
- Saturday, May 3 - Southwood Special Projects Buiding Workshop
- Saturday, May 10th - National Women Build Day
- Saturday, June 7th - Build Day
- Friday, August 1 - Fridays After Five Fundraiser
- Thursday, September 18 - Trump Winery Social/Fundraiser
Click here to sign up for any of these activities. New members welcome. No experience necessary!
You can also support Women Build by making a gift to help with their 10th home sponsorship.
Click here to make your contribution.
(Be sure to include “Women Build” in the special instructions box. If you are sending a check by mail to our office, please write "Women Build" in the memo line).
The June 8, 2011 article features the history of Women Build, members of the group, and highlights the success of WB projects and fundraisers.