Women+ Build Kick-Off Celebration // Thursday, June 15 // 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. @ Switchyard Brewing // 419 North Walnut Street, Bloomington

See familiar faces, introduce yourself to new ones, and join us for an evening of connection and empowerment at our Women+ Build 2023 Kick-Off Celebration! Whether you’ve been a Women+ Build volunteer for years or are interested in picking up a hammer for the first time, we’d love to have you stop by and spend a bit of time connecting with our community and learning the ins and outs of our annual Women+ Build event.

The evening is a fun, casual opportunity to get to know Women+ Build, meet the future Habitat homeowners we’ll be building with, and wet your whistle with a Switchyard-brewed beer on us!

This event is open to everyone — past and future builders and their supporters, partners, spouses, friends, and neighbors. All are welcome to join us in supporting affordable housing in our community! While this event is free to attend, an RSVP is requested at forms.office.com/r/mtjPbL5rQ0.

This event is sponsored and supported by our friends at Switchyard Brewing Company.

About Monroe County Women+ Build // During this annual volunteer opportunity and fundraiser, women+ from all walks of life come together to build homes with families and individuals in need of safe, sustainable and affordable housing in Monroe County. Since 2000, the Monroe County Women+ Build community has built 33 homes and raised over $2.5 million, helping to house 85 individuals, including 40 children.

For this event, women+ builders register for a team and commit to raising $300 before joining their team for a volunteer day on-site. All funds raised support the costs of building materials for TWO homes to be built with two Habitat families.

On build day, Habitat provides breakfast, snacks, lunch, a t-shirt, and all necessary tools and safety equipment as well as the opportunity to earn additional fundraising incentives as higher milestones are reached. Groups are led by knowledgeable crew leaders who will show you the ropes while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment and developing and enhancing your construction skills.

Since our first build in 2000, Women Build in Monroe County has been breaking barriers and biases to empower women in creating a more gender-equal world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive – starting with construction sites in our own backyards! In 2022, we aimed to further expand our commitment to inclusivity by adding the “+” to our name and ensuring all individuals feel truly welcome to build with us – now and year-round.

Our Women+ Build initiative does not exclude volunteers of any gender or gender identity, nor does it allow discrimination of any kind or require prior building experience. We welcome applicants, volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds for we wholeheartedly support self-expression and equity. You must be 18+ to build with us during this event.

Join volunteers of all ages, abilities, and professions, to jointly raise the walls and critical funds for affordable homeownership in our community. The dates for this year’s Women+ Build event are September 6 – 23, 2023.

Women+ Build 2023 registration information coming soon, so stay tuned! To find out more or stay most up-to-date, visit facebook.com/mchabitatwomenbuild.