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National Women Build Week




About National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by its Women Build program that invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women.

The event will be held the week leading up to Mother’s Day in 300 communities. Hosting the event during this week reinforces the message that every woman can make a difference through learning and using construction skills to build stability and self-reliance through shelter. More than 80,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at the eight previous National Women Build Week events.

2016 National Women Build Week will be held April 30 through May 8, Mother’s Day

This year, more than 17,000 women from across the country are expected to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction sites during National Women Build Week and help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Stay up to date on news and announcements by joining our Facebook group and following us on Twitter @WomenBuild.

Valuable support from Lowe’s

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit and


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Past events

Check out last year’s event at our 2015 National Women Build Week Diaries page. Visit our archive for coverage from the 2010-2015 National Women Build Week events.

The National Women Build Week is grateful for the generous support of Lowe’s. Learn more about our event and
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