Women Build

Alachua Women Build (AWB), an all-volunteer program of Habitat for Humanity, raises funds for and builds houses in partnership with hard-working families in need of safe, affordable homes. Hundreds of women of all ages, including the homeowner-to-be, participate in each build and are mentored in construction techniques. Women empower women: volunteers and the homeowner gain new skills, self-reliance, and a boost in self-confidence.

On February 25, 2017, we started construction of our tenth house in Alachua County, this one in High Springs. We expect to build every Saturday until completion, probably in the fall. Please visit Alachua Women Build on Facebook for photos and an account of our progress. If you would like to build — experience is not necessary — or help in other important ways, such as providing lunch for the builders, planning and carrying out fundraisers, designing graphics, and more, contact alachuawomenbuild@gmail.com

We need your help to raise funds for our next house! Click on the Women Build Donate button on the left sidebar.

Upcoming Events:

National Women Build Week 2017, May 6 - May 14

We are excited to be selected again to take part in National Women Build Week (NWBW). This Habitat for Humanity initiative, supported for the past 9 years by Lowe's, encourages women to devote at least one day to the effort of creating decent, affordable housing in their community.

Join us on Saturday, May 6, and/or Saturday, May 13: help us build (experience is not necessary), serve lunch, or donate funds for the lunches (click on the Women Build Donate button on the left sidebar and note “NWBW" in the comment section). For more information and to volunteer, contact alachuawomenbuild@gmail.com.

Lowes Clinic for Women Build, Saturday, April 22, 2017

As part of their support of National Women Build Week, Lowe’s is hosting a “how-to” clinic for women on Saturday, April 22nd, 10 a.m., at its NW 13th Street store. Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn some construction and painting basics and tips, plus have the opportunity to practice new skills that will be useful both on our build site and at home.

Pre-registration is necessary: email alachuawomenbuild@gmail.com.