Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build is an annual week-long event that invites women to to help families build affordable housing in their community.

Women and children are most likely to be affected by poor living conditions.Women’s Build is about women helping women and provides opportunities for women to take a proactive step to better our community. This year our Women’s build will be from September 18th until September 23rd  and is focused in our Buttonwood Gateway Project.

Are you ready to build with us?

Contact Penny Hummel at [email protected] to learn more about volunteering.

If you would like your business to participate in Women’s Build, please contact Jack Gombach at [email protected]

Frequently asked questions

Are men allowed?
Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating.

Does Women Build work internationally?
Yes, even though ownership and property rights for women can be particularly challenging in some countries. Through Women Build, we can increase our advocacy efforts on these important issues while collecting valuable information which demonstrates the many benefits of female ownership. We are also partnering with several nongovernmental organizations to assist in giving these women a voice. Learn more about our international work.

How does Habitat empower women?
Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.

Calling all Campus Chapters
Campus Chapters are invited to organize a Women Build event in their area.
Habitat affiliates can coordinate with Campus Chapters to host a Women Build and participate in some of the Lowe’s training clinics. Contact us to learn more.

Women Build contact information

610-373-3439 ext. 301

Email: Penny Hummel
[email protected]

Mailing address
Habitat for Humanity of Berks County
531 Canal Street, Suite #404
Reading, PA, 19604