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International Women Build Week

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity built 10 Women Build homes between 1999-2001.

March 1-8, 2020

Habitat for Humanity International, Lowe’s and approximately 6,000 women volunteers will unite in more than 235 communities in the United States, India and Canada for International Women Build Week from March 1-8 to highlight the global need for safe and affordable housing. A prelude to International Women’s Day, the global event aims to build and repair nearly 540 homes while raising awareness of housing issues facing women and their families.

Habitat and Lowe’s are providing the tools for women to empower and educate themselves on skills used when repairing and restoring homes. By using the hashtag #BuildHer to share inspirational stories, experiences and ways to positively impact communities, Habitat and Lowe’s are uniting women for a central goal of encouraging and building each other up.

Partnership with Lowe’s on Wednesday

Associates from Lowe’s Store #640, off Stone Mountain Hwy in Lilburn, will be gathering to build alongside Hamid and Bouchra on their home, the 147th home for Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity. It has been 9 years since Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity has participated in the Women Build program and this will be their 11th Women Build. This relationship with Lowe’s provides opportunities to bring women together while building a business relationship between the store and this Habitat affiliate.

Teaming up with local women on Saturday

Volunteer opportunities are open to the public to help build a new home in Snellville. If you are interested, the requirements and sign up information can be found here.