Women Build and Pink Ribbon Build


Women Build

Women BuildWomen Build is an international Habitat effort to build homes that are funded and constructed by women. By providing a female friendly work site, our Women Build project empowers women to take leadership roles in construction and learn new skills while building a home with a hardworking family.

Lowe's Home Improvement is a major sponsor and underwriter of Women Build and has generously supported our efforts through sponsorships, competitive grant opportunities, and free how-to clinics for Women Build volunteers.

National Women Build Week: During this weeklong event, women devote at least one day to eliminate poverty housing.  The event is typically held the week leading up to Mother’s Day, a significant date as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing.

Durham is celebrating Women Build 2015 on Saturday May 9th. Sign up to volunteer here. Interested in learning more or organizing a volunteer group? Please email womenbuild@durhamhabitat.org.

Pink Ribbon Build

Pink Ribbon BuildPink Ribbon Build is a special project intended to allow breast cancer survivors and families and friends of those who have dealt with this disease the opportunity to express deep gratitude to the caregivers and medical support staff for the consistent compassion, kindness, and warmth that they give every day to patients battling cancer. 

To get involved with the Pink Ribbon Build, click here.

Habitat Success Stories

Twenty years ago, Bob came to a Habitat construction site, and he's been volunteering since. "Framing is the fun part," Bob says, "but my favorite task is roofing." He also leads a youth group in making rain barrels for each Habitat home.