This post is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. All ideas and opinions are always 100% my own.
Over the years I have put a lot of work into our home. It’s been a learning process for sure, but I’m proud to say that I now know how to remodel an old outdated fireplace, install a bathroom faucet, prep and paint rooms, hang shelves, and so much more, all because of my hands-on experience. It’s very empowering to start a home project and have the confidence that I have the skills needed to do the job!
National Women Build Week
Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are uniting more than 18,000 women across the nation to help build affordable housing in their local communities during National Women Build Week. The 11th annual National Women Build Week takes place this week, May 5-13.
Volunteers will gain knowledge and learn new skills in home construction while building up their communities alongside future Habitat homeowners. National Women Build Week is such a wonderful way to empower more women and girls to achieve independence and equality.
This year they are incorporating #BuildHer, which is a social movement used to generate conversation about building one another up and raising awareness of the impact of affordable housing, all with a focus on women.
Habitat’s and Lowe’s Partnership
Lowe’s has been supporting Habitat for Humanity and its mission for 15 years, and has committed more than $63 million to support Habitat’s mission.Each year Lowe’s provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores throughout the year. These clinics help volunteers learn valuable construction knowledge and skills so they are ready to take part in the builds.
Since National Build Week first started in 2008, thousands of volunteers have come together to build or repair more than 4,500 homes. Amazing!
Habitat for Humanity’s Commitment to Affordable Housing
Individuals and families in need of affordable housing partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve their home. They put in sweat equity and help build their own homes alongside volunteers.
Women Build opportunities are available throughout the year across the country. Anyone who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join and help!
How Can You Help?
Habitat and Lowe’s encourage anyone to volunteer- no construction skills or experience necessary!
If you’re interested in helping during National Women Build Week, be sure to check with your local Habitat on events, build clinics, and community activities to help support it.
You can also join the social movement by using #BuildHer and #WomenBuild on social media.
I love this idea that we as women can come together, learn new skills, and use those skills as a force for good in our communities across the nation. Together we can make a difference!