• 2021 WOMEN BUILD - Habitat for Humanity

    March 01, 2021
    Since 2008, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's have partnered for a weeklong event that invites women (and men) to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing, and celebrates female empowerment and leadership. This partnership has offered opportunities to 17,000 women and has built and repaired 5,756 homes.

    This year, as a proud recipient of Habitat for Humanity International and Lowe's Partnership 2021 International Women Week grant, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island's Women Build is going VIRTUAL!

    The first step of your Virtual Volunteer Experience is when you enroll and inscribe your own heartfelt message on a 2x4 for one of our partner families - either at one of our ReStores or online.

    This "stud-a-thon" is a fun way that you can support 2021 Women Build, with or without any virtual participation!  You can sponsor a "stud" - a 2x4 framing lumber that is - for as little as $24 OR donate enough studs for 100' of wall for one of our partner families' new Habitat home! As a Virtual Volunteer, you will be able to inscribe a heartfelt message on a stud, in-person at one of our ReStores March 4-6th & 9-10th, or virtually - one of our volunteers will inscribe it for you.?

    Once you have enrolled as a Virtual Volunteer, you will be invited to our LIVE! Virtual Volunteer Sessions March 11-13th, hosted by Habitat for Humanity Hawai'i Island staff, and featuring special interviews with homeowner families, volunteers, board members and more. Learn about housing issues and how to advocate for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity's #CostofHome campaign to promote housing affordability, compete in fun challenges for prizes, and build your mindset with influential women who are local leaders and community changemakers in our special Hawai'i Island Women in Leadership: #ManaWahineTalks. Featured speakers include Big Island's own Breakthrough Life Coach Shan Otare, Hawaiian Community Assets Program Manager Robin Aguiar, District 7 Councilwoman Rebecca Villegas, and more!

    Funds raised during our Women Build will go towards our home builds in Puna for families that lost their housing due to the Kilauea Eruption in 2018.

    For more information about this great event, contact our Resource Development Specialist Shauna Falgout at (808)331-8010 ext 102 or email womenbuild@habitathawaiiisland.org.  Hope you can “build” with us!
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