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Habitat for Humanity Tucson Women Build

Women Build challenges and empowers women from all walks of life to help build affordable homes, hope, and opportunity for hardworking and deserving Tucson families.

Through Women Build, Habitat is able to boost its volunteers, help women gain confidence and skills, and serve more families. Habitat Tucson has female crew leaders to help oversee the construction itself out on site.  All of this combined has had a powerful impact on volunteers; it offers a female bonding experience unlike any of our other programs.
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In Tucson, the Women Build team has built 12 homes. Every gift make a difference. Won’t you consider making a gift today? Make sure to select “Women Build” designation when you make your gift.


Volunteer as an individual or with a group. This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need! If you would like to volunteer to help build on the Women Build home currently under construction, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, for more information at (520) 326-1217 ext. 210 or

National Women Build Week

Women in Tucson, Arizona are invited to volunteer on May 10, 2014 during Habitat for Humanity’s seventh annual National Women Build Week. Habitat for Humanity Tucson is one of more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide hosting Women Build projects with the support of Lowe’s, Habitat’s longtime partner in the event. Learn More about the 2014 National Women Build Week. Help us plan for the next Women Build Week.


In 1991, a group of women in Charlotte, NC, completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house.  Affiliates across the country started to recruit their own all-women construction crews and, in 1998, the Women Build program became an official Habitat for Humanity International initiative. Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity International and is underwritten by Lowes.

With a lead gift from the Stocker Foundation, Habitat for Humanity Tucson built their first Women Build home in 1999. Over the years, many individuals, foundations, businesses and service groups have contributed time, talent and treasure to complete 13 Women Build homes for local families. The 14th home was started on September 11, 2013 and will be dedicated June 21, 2014.


When asked what they gained from working on a Women Build home, three of the volunteers who come out regularly said:

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Women Build November 2013 with Citi Bank Women’s Network

Confidence, independence, the ability to learn what has always been “men’s work”. Once you learn to use power tools or a hammer, it opens up a world of possibilities.

As a crew leader, I enjoy teaching other women the skills I have learned.

Women Build helped fill a void in my life and now I love it. Meeting and working alongside the future homeowners is meaningful and touches the heart.

Penny Pederson, a 16-year Habitat volunteer who has been involved in our Women Build efforts from the beginning, wrote a poem titled What’s Not to Love? to express her deep feelings for the program.

What’s not to love?
Getting up at the crack of dawn and knowing you can.

What’s not to love?
To be in the company of like-minded women
Anxious to learn, excited to create, anticipating the unknown
In a safe, caring environment where skills are acquired and
Friendships are built along with Habitat homes.

What’s not to love?
About a day well spent
Using your mind, body and spirit for the well-being of humanity.

What’s not to love?
About Habitat for Humanity
Where a woman can express grace with her hard-earned efforts
Contributing to a healthy community and a greater good.

What’s not to love?



The sponsorship goal for every Habitat home is $85,000. The Women Build House Sponsors are individuals, corporations, faith based organizations, civic groups, and foundations who contribute funding that helps women build a Habitat home. These partnerships are critical to accomplish Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s mission. Contact Habitat Tucson’s Funding Opportunities Manager (520)326.1217 Ext.211 for more information on how your organization can get involved as a Women Build Sponsor.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved in the Women Build Program. Through volunteering, serving on the Women Build Committee or fundraising for the Women Build home. Habitat Tucson’s Women Build Program is planned and implemented by our Women Build Committee. We are always looking for new committee members! If you would like to play an integral role in recruiting, educating and nurturing women to build and advocate for affordable housing in Tucson, please consider joining the committee or serving on a task force. Committee functions include fundraising, special events, public relations/media, construction/volunteers, and education/clinics.

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