Our celebration of National Women Build Week 2017 will be taking place May 6-14 at our Hawthorne Farm site in Amherst. We’d love to have you join us! On April 29 at 9AM Lowes in Hadley will be hosting a How To Clinic in which participants will be oriented to Habitat and work together to learn how to frame a wall. Sign up for either of these events here.

Women Build Week May 2016
Women Build Week May 2016
Women at Work Insulation Blitz 2015
Women at Work Insulation Blitz 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PVHH Women Build mission statement:  to nurture, recruit and train women to build simple, decent, healthy and affordable houses.

What is Women Build?

  • The Women Build program empowers women to build Habitat for Humanity homes, enabling them to positively impact the lives of children by making home ownership a present reality for families.
  • Women Build is not about excluding men; it’s about including women.
  • Women are often intimidated on a “mixed” construction site; but in the comfortable environment of a Women Build site, they quickly learn construction skills.
  • By planning projects where the majority of volunteers are women, Women Build involves more women in Habitat’s construction efforts, thereby increasing the number of houses Habitat can build.
  • When women come together in a supportive environment, they feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and increased self-esteem.
  • More than 12 million U.S. children—one in six—are living in poverty.
  • Poverty is a severe threat to children’s health, growth and potential.
  • Investing in women is one of the surest routes to end poverty in the developing world. Women Builds have been com­pleted in countries throughout the world.
  • Women possess all that’s needed to affect dramatic change in their communi­ties. Through Women Build, we can train and equip women to work more.

How do I sign up?

Sign up as new individual volunteer by attending an orientation then you can sign up for any future women build events.

  • Women are always welcome at our construction sites
  • Each spring there is a specific week sponsored by Lowe’s called National Women Build Week
  • We have women build events throughout the year
  • The 2014-2016 East St Duplex in Easthampton was our first Women Build project.  We hope to do this again sometime.

5-7-11 Women Build
2011 Women Build Week in Northampton
5-7-11 Women Build
Edy shows a volunteer how to use a saw