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Women Build 2022

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Women Build Strength, Stability, and Self-Reliance.

What is Women Build?
Since 1991, Women Build has brought women and their allies together to raise funds, recruit their friends and build homes side-by-side with women in need of affordable housing.  

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Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. You can also come alone, and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly. No experience necessary to volunteer.

Habitat for Humanity’s top priority is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the people we serve. We are following all local COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols.

Want more information? Contact Shannon Castro by emailing scastro@sgvhabitat.org or by calling (626) 709-3276.

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Join the Movement Now!

In honor of Women Build, we invite you to join us for a celebration of strong, inspiring women everywhere!

Here are several ways you can get involved: 

  • Donate in honor of an inspiring woman 
  • Volunteer individually or in a group 
  • Follow us on Instagram, FacebookTwitter, and YouTube for the month of May for fun Women Build contentpersonal interviews, stories, and more 
  • Share a story about an inspiring woman in your life by May 6, 2022 to be featured on our social media and blog

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The Impact of Housing on Women

In LA County, 60% of renters cannot afford where they live, the wage gap that exists between men and women makes it more difficult for women to access affordable housing. The result is an increasing number of women living in substandard, unsafe and unaffordable conditions. The need for affordable housing has increased due to COVID-19’s effect on wage loss and unemployment. 

More than 4 million women reported being behind on their mortgage payment as of early January. Among homeowners with mortgages, Latinas (15%), Black (18.9%), and Asian (16%) were all over two times more likely than white men (7.1%) to be behind on their mortgage payment, according to the National Women’s Law Center and National Low Income Housing Coalition.  

Recent years have taught us a home is more than just a shelter. It’s a safety net, our prescription for health, and it’s the foundation for the futures we build. At San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, Women Build has grown to become a signature event attended by hundreds of women from all backgrounds (and their allies– coming together to build homes, communities and hope. To date, this event has helped house families in Glendale, Pasadena, Monterey Park, Baldwin Park, Monrovia and throughout the San Gabriel Valley through volunteering, donations, and advocacyAs the Women Build movement continues to grow, our hope is to empower more womeninspire change in housing, and raise funds to help more families. 

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Donate in Honor of A Woman Who Inspires You!


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For more information, call or email Leah Schueler, Corporate and Foundations Partnerships Manager at (626) 566-7348 or by emailing leah@sgvhabitat.org