Women Build 2021
Women Build recruits, educates, and inspires women to build and advocate for decent, affordable homes in our community. Working together, Women build affordable Habitat for Humanity homes, helping families gain strength and self-sufficiency through homeownership. By expanding awareness of Women Build across our community, partnering with other local women’s groups, and increasing participation throughout Hartford County, Women Build is a transformative movement that empowers women and strengthens our community. We will be building 2 new construction homes in East Hartford and 2 rehab houses in Hartford.
Our 2021 Women Build event will begin Wednesday, May 5th and run through May 28th (Wednesday – Saturday) and we can’t wait to see you! COVID-19 precautions are in place.
Women Build 2021 Committee Chair
Lucy Anne Hurston is an acclaimed sociologist, biographer, ethnographer, professor, and niece of major 20th-century writer Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston is also the Sociology Department chair at Manchester Community College. She has taught at Manchester Community College for more than 20 years, covering Sociology to social inequality and contemporary social issues. Lucy received her Associate Degree from Manchester Community College, her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University, and her Master’s in Sociology from Ohio State University.
As Chair of the 2020 Women Build she states: “I am honored to spearhead such an important fundraising event. Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Our Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event provides the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their local communities. I welcome you to join us!”
TEAM CAPTAINS WANTED
We are looking for Team Captains to recruit and lead their team of 5 up to 12 builders in East Hartford and 5 – 8 builders in Hartford while raising the $150 minimal/pp funds to help provide the resources necessary to build a home.
Please join us for our TEAM CAPTAIN’S Information Zoom night on February 25th. Let us know you can join us by participating in our Doodle Poll: https://bit.ly/3qBXO2h
We will review the 2021 Team Captain Packet as well as review registering your team and share fundraising ideas. This meeting is for Team Captains. Please download the Packet from the link below.
February 25: Team Captain Zoom Information Meeting
April 23: Offline fundraising mail-in due date
May 4: Women Build Kick-Off/Open House Celebration at our Bristol Site at Noon
Please be sure to contact your team captain or Rose Vigdal with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on-site in May