Each spring, a community of women come together to fundraise and build safe and affordable housing for two families in need in Bloomington. Since its beginning 19 years ago, Women Build has raised nearly $1.8 million dollars and helped house 64 people including 36 children.
Each volunteer builder asks her friends and family to contribute donations to help reach a fundraising goal (minimum of $250). The funds raised during Women Build sponsor the land, infrastructure and materials needed for the homes while the women volunteer their time to physically build the houses. In 2018, 13 teams of about 370 women volunteered 3200 hours of time on the construction site. The build entirely happens (yes two homes) in nearly two weeks!
This year, Women Build is April 26 – May 11, 2019.
To register for a team OR to support a woman who is building, visit the Women Build website.