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Women Build

Every Woman Can Make a Difference

Women Build is 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.

We come together to build stronger, safer communities. Whether through donating, advocating, or volunteering on the construction site, every woman can empower Habitat Partner Families to build stability and independence.

Are you ready to build with us?


Women Build: Spring 2024

Kicking off 2024 in fashion, Habitat is calling on the women of Charlottesville to come together starting March 8th to help low-income families in our community build safe and affordable homes. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to help fund the construction of a new Habitat home.  

We're inviting women volunteers to join us on the construction site as part of Charlottesville Habitat Women Build this Spring! With our past women builders and the newly recruited ones, we're hoping for another successful Women Build. 

Women Build 2024 is from March 8th through May 11th

If you're interested in volunteering you can check out our registration page for more information and instructions on how to join Women Build this Spring.


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Why Support Women Build

All funds raised through Women Build go to building future Habitat homes, putting us one step closer to our vision of a Greater Charlottesville community where everyone has a decent place to live.

For Karen David and Abraham Garcia, this will be their first new year in their new home in the first of Southwood’s eventual 11 villages. “It’s a new chapter,” said David. “When we got the keys, it was very exciting. I almost cried.”

Karen and Abraham were among the first residents of the mobile home park –  being transformed by Habitat into a national-model mixed-income development of permanent homes without resident displacement –  to move out of their trailers and into their new homes.

“The first night we slept here, we held hands and prayed, and said ‘thank you God,’” shared Karen. “We're all here, in a safe home.”

The proud parents of four children - Jolanta, Michelle, Matteo and Lucia – join 49 Southwood families in the first village along with 31 purchasers of Southern Development homes.

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    Charlottesville, VA

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    Charlottesville, VA

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