Celebrating 10 years of Women Build in Orange County

About Women Build

Habitat for Humanity's annual Women Build program recruits, educates, and inspires women to build, fundraise, and advocate for stable and affordable homes in our communities. Women Build volunteers and fundraisers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Habitat's across the nation participate in National Women Build Week, in an effort to challenge women to devote at least one day to the effort of creating affordable housing.

This year, Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program is excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of volunteering and fundraising to help build strength, stability and self-reliance for families in need of affordable housing in Orange County. This years Women Build will be taking place the week of April 29th with build days on Wednesday, May 2nd, Friday May 4th, and Saturday, May 5th with a goal to raise $25,000 to fund the home of Tanisha. See below for her story and ways you can help build her home!

For questions regarding Women Build, contact Kaitlyn at kkopala@orangehabitat.org.


Volunteering with Women Build is a fun way to connect with other women passionate about affordable housing in Chapel Hill. No construction experience is necessary to join us; you'll learn everything you need to on site. Anybody over the age of 18 (yes, even men!) are welcome to join us on site during Women Build week. 

This year, we are expanding Women Build from one build day to three! Over 140 volunteer slots are available Wednesday May 2, Friday May 4, and Saturday May 5. The Saturday build will include a special lunch and program. Click the link below to reserve your spot today.

"Women Build is the gateway to Habitat love; experience just one Women Build and you are hooked for life!" - Erin, longtime volunteer



An average Habitat home costs $80,000 to build. In order to help families, we rely on our passionate supporters and donors to help us build homes. This year, we have set a goal to raise $25,000 to help us fund the 10 anniversary Women Build home.

1. Make a donation - Click the "Give Now" link at the bottom of this page to make a monetary donation

2. Ask your network to make a donation - Create a fundraising page where you can ask friends and family to support your efforts to help build Tanisha's home. You can make your own personal link by clicking here.

3. Attend an event (see event list below) - Events range from dinner parties at individuals homes to give back nights at bars and restaurants. Check out our list of upcoming events where proceeds are benefiting Women Build below.

 4. Honor a special Mom in your life by purchasing a Mother's Day Card and making a donation in her name to Habitat.

Upcoming Fundraising Events

You can help Women Build reach its $25,000 fundraising goal by particpating in one, a few, or all of the below fundraising events!

4/20 - Uniquities Give Back Night (click link for more information)

5/2 - Steel String Brewery Give Back Night (click link for more information)

Want to host an event of your own? Check out the "How to Host an Event" document below or email Kaitlyn at kkopala@orangehabitat.org to get started.