Funded by Women.
Built by Women.
Empowered by Women.

Niagara Habitat for Humanity Presents:

Annual 2021

Women Build

Due to the effects of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our crew, volunteers and staff, our annual Women Build has been postponed until 2021.

Women Build is an annual project that recruits and empowers women of all different ages, backgrounds, and industries to come together to build homes and make a powerful and visible impact on our local community through housing. Women Build is a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages and genders in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a powerful message. Through Women Build we can empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. Click below to sign up to volunteer at our 2021 Women Build. 

Special thanks to our 2021 sponsor, The Seneca Gaming Corporation.

These events are not possible without the generosity of our local sponsors. Click below for information on how you can support our 2021 Women Build.

Ways to Be Involved

Hover over each of the boxes below to learn how you can get involved in Niagara Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women Build!

Sponsorship

We offer a wide range of customizable sponsorships to help best recognize the needs of your business. For detailed sponsorship information and benefits, click this box to view our handy guide.

Your Donations Make a World of Difference

Every gift helps a family build a foundation. 

Women and Housing

Women and children make up the majority of people populating Habitat neighborhoods, as they are most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. They face challenges that make it more difficult to access this basic need, such as: 

Higher Rates of Poverty for Female Heads of Households

Three out of four single-parent families are headed by a female. More than 30% of female-headed households with children are below the poverty level.

Housing Discrimination

Minorities, women, and low-income borrowers receive a disproportionate amount of high-cost loans. Women on average pay more for mortgages, experience higher rates of subprime lending, and are more likely to be denied a mortgage than men.

The Wage Gap

On average in the United States, women still earn 80 percent of what the average man earns.

Volunteer for our 2021 Women Build to help women in need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Women Build is an annual project that recruits and empowers women of all different ages, backgrounds, and industries to come together to build homes and make a powerful and visible impact on our local community through housing. Women’s Build is a truly unique and exciting opportunity for women in our community to come together, no matter what their skill levels, and roll up their sleeves to promote positive, women-led impact.

Dress for the weather, plan to work outside, and expect to get dirty! We recommend hard-soled work shoes or hiking boots, old work clothes, work gloves, and dressing in layers. No sandals or flip-flops, you will be sent home. We also recommend a hat or sunscreen for hot weather, and hand sanitizer or baby
wipes for lunch.

Due to COVID-19, we have rescheduled our Women Build 2020 will take place throughout May 2021 with volunteer opportunities on Wednesday-Saturday of each week. Build days are from 9am-4pm. Full and half day shifts are available for teams.

There are opportunities to participate as a one-time or multi-day volunteer. Individuals can also support the build by donating directly to a team or to the campaign here. Want to set up a page to fundraise? Our handy guide will get you set up. Click here to check it out and get started!

Contact Marco Notaro at mnotaro@niagarahabitat.org or 716-265-9010 to register and/or schedule a build day!

16 is our age minimum to volunteer for Women Build. 16-17 year-old volunteers can build with us only after submitting a parental permission form. No one under the age of 16 is allowed on our construction sites.

Please see our Construction FAQs here for information on volunteering at a Habitat build site!

Yes, we need your help to fund the house! We strongly encourage every team to fundraise or donate $40 per individual or $400 per team. Our helpful fundraising guide here can help you get started! However, we don’t want anyone to be precluded from participating so if the cost would be financially prohibitive, please just let us know and we will still be happy to have you participate. All teams and individuals will also receive a Women’s Build 2021 T-Shirt!

We can accommodate up to 10 people at once on a Habitat build site. Groups may volunteer for either a half or full day shift. If your group is larger than 10, we can discuss arrangements to ensure everyone who wants to participate can volunteer. 

Your Donations Make a World of Difference

Every gift helps a family build a foundation. 

Want to Know More? Contact Us!

Email Us!

info@niagarahabitat.com

Call Us!

716-265-9010

Visit Our Office!

By Appointment Only!

1210 Main Street, Lower
Niagara Falls, NY 14301