Save the Date for the 2013 Women Build
5K Walk/Run APRIL 21, 2013 at 3:00PM
2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058 – Bayou Bldg. Parking Lot
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The Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Women Build Project encourages women from our community to become advocates for Habitat by engaging them in the entire home building process, from fundraising, to building the structure, and becoming a blessing to a family in need! Each spring, the Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Women Build Project actively engages a diverse group of more than 600 community members through its 5K Walk and build.
The Women Build 5K Walk is our affiliate’s largest fundraiser of the year. Through this fun, high-profile event, we are able to reach a different audience than we normally have access to. Most of the walkers advocate and fundraise for the event using a social media site designed with non-profit fundraising in mind. They are able to reach friends, family, and other supporters from all over the world, and offer them the opportunity to become involved in the Women Build Project. They are our greatest advocates of the Women Build. We also offer local businesses the opportunity to promote their name at our walk. We found this to be an enticing marketing tool that allows us to include even more women from our community in the project. Our Women Build Project unites our organization by involving staff, volunteers, donors, Partner Families, and new walkers in the planning and implementation of the entire project. New walkers are cultivated to become long-term partners with Bay Area Habitat for Humanity. Our volunteers, staff and Partner Families are passionate about informing new walkers and volunteers about the mission of Habitat and the importance of Women Build. Many of our Partner Families are involved in the Women Build Walk, from manning tables to walking alongside the other participants, offering everyone (homeowners and walkers alike) the chance to share their stories about how Habitat has affected their lives.
Currently, 12 million U.S. children (1 in 6) live in poverty, which is a severe threat to their health, growth and potential.
Women are a powerful social and economic force with the means to both fund and construct homes where children can flourish. Women-built projects provide an opportunity for women to learn new skills, participate in team-building activities and make a lasting difference for children and families in the fight against poverty housing.