Women CAN and DO build community
2020 Women Build Home. Meghan Hernandez. Read Meghan’s story here. We still need your help! Make a donation for this year’s Women Build home. Meghan is a single mom who is working as a nursing assistant at a retirement home during the pandemic. The home is almost complete for her to move in before the holidays.
Women Build is March 7, 2020!
Women have been called “the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world,” and here at Habitat Tucson we know that when women come together, our ability to effect change in the community is incredible.
Women Build brings community members together from all walks of life to build stronger, safer, and more equitable housing. This coming year Habitat will be dedicating our 19th Women Build house!
According to Legal Momentum, women in the United States are 35 percent more likely to live in poverty than men, with single mothers facing the highest risk. Women are also consistently underpaid as employees, and occupy 60 percent of the nation’s lowest-paid jobs.
At Habitat Tucson, women and children make up the majority of those living in our neighborhoods, and we know what a difference equitable housing makes.
Let’s inspire each other to create lasting change.
Let’s embark on a new tradition and create opportunities for women to thrive.
Let’s re-envision our community and say, as poet Maggie Smith does:
to empower women and fight for equitable opportunity
We believe equality for all women, a strong sense of self and confidence, and empowering women to achieve economic independence are vitally important issues.
Let’s celebrate the lives of extraordinary, ordinary women!
Let’s build one another up as we build up our community, home by home.
How you can help:
Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.
Women of all skill levels come together to help families in need! Learn More >>
Women Build sponsors are individuals, corporations, faith-based organizations, civic groups, and foundations that contribute to the Women Build home. You and your business could help us build our next home! You’ll also receive the benefits of sponsorship, which include but are not limited to media exposure and recognition of your support and efforts to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Consider funding a home with Habitat Tucson and learn more about the benefits of sponsorship. Learn More >>
Adriana is a Tucson native who grew up in Marana and currently works as a pharmacy technician. Adriana has always wanted to give her two sons the kind of stable home her parents had given her and her sisters. Adriana’s home will be the 17th Women Build Home in Tucson.
Yvonne Falzone was granted the adoption of the two young children whom she had been fostering. Her family was becoming complete.However, they still needed a place to call home. Falzone lived in a cramped two-bedroom apartment with her daughter both young children. Now, she has the keys to a new home that was built in partnership with a community of Women Build donors and volunteers. Falzone’s home is the 16th Women Build Home in Tucson.
Thank you to Women Build sponsors and donors.
Donation in honor of Margarite Welsh
Habitat for Humanity Tucson Women Build Committee:
Christin Williamson, Celina Stude, Celesta Lewis, Denys Marquez, Michelle Mohr, Steve Wood, Ramiro Bojorquez