Celebrating 12 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.


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. 

Volunteer opportunities for the weekends of March 6 and May 1 will be posted in early February. Attend our Raising the Roof Fundraising Party on February 5 for the first opportunity to sign up for spots!

"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 $30,000 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 - Create a Facebook fundraiser where you can ask friends and family to support your efforts to help build a home. You can make your fundraiser 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

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. 



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: