"It was wonderful to be part of such a neighborhood effort, and working with the Women Build was nothing short of amazing." - Mayor Carter Nevill
About Women Build
The Fauquier Habitat for Humanity Annual Women Build brings women together to fundraise and build homes for local families in need of a safe and affordable home. We strive to make an impact by creating an environment where every woman has the power to build a stronger community. This project recruits and empowers women of all different ages, backgrounds, industries, and skill levels to come together and make a powerful and visible impact in our local community by improving access to affordable homeownership.
Each year, over 200 women work together to raise a minimum of $250 each towards a full-home sponsorship. Each volunteer builder asks her friends and family to contribute donations through her personal fundraising page and other businesses in the community provide sponsorship dollars to ensure that each project is fully funded so that a qualifying family has the opportunity to purchase an affordable place to call home.
Not only do those 200 women join together to sponsor the 'sticks and bricks' of the home, but they also join together on the job site to physically build the home that their fundraising efforts helped sponsor! No prior construction experience is necessary to join Women Build, there are multiple training opportunities throughout the year to gain the comfort and skill to ensure your day on the job site is truly the best day ever!