Celebrating 14 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.

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

Are you Tough as Nails?


Show the world by earning a pink hard and becoming a Tough as Nails Builder! There are two ways to become part of the club between now and April 30, 2022:

Attend 5 eligible Women Build events, such as build days, fundraising events, and more. Stay tuned in the new year as we hope to return to events, but for now, join us on site on October 22 & 23!


Donate or fundraise $500 on a platform like Facebook toward our Women Build goal. Don’t have Facebook? You can make a fundraising page on Just Giving and share the link with friends and family.

When you become Tough as Nails, you will receive:

  • Pink Hart Hat
  • Special Tool Belt and a new tool every year you rejoin to build your own toolbox
  • Opportunity to interact with other Tough as Nails members as an advisory group
  • Recognition on site and through online platforms
  • And more!

Email Kaitlyn with questions or to learn more!


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. 

On-Site volunteer opportunities for Women Build typically fall in mid-October, early March, and early May. This Fall, we have two volunteer options; join us on October 22 or 23 for regular Women Build weekend and stay tuned for dates for March and May!

"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. After raising a record breaking $35,500 last year, we have set a goal to raise $40,000 this year to help us fund the 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 - Raise funds through a platform like Facebook. Don’t have Facebook? You can make a fundraising page on Just Giving and share the link with friends and family.

3. Attend an event  - Stay tuned as we hope to bring in-person events back in the new year.

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

See below for our list of upcoming fundraisers and giveback events. Do you want to host an event for Habitat or know of a company interested in partnering with Habitat? Contact Kaitlyn at kkopala@orangehabitat.org. 

Currently, we don't have any events scheduled benefiting Women Build. Check back later as events are being scheduled year-round, including virtual ones! 


Be in the know!

Want to stay up to date with all things Women Build? Sign up for our Women Build specific email list below: