Charleston Celebrating Female Strength at Women Build Week


Sea Island Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 25th Women Build Week, an annual event that spotlights women in the construction sector. This year, the home built during the week will be donated to a female homeowner, highlighting the event’s focus on empowering women. Women Build Week not only serves as a major fundraising effort, aiming to raise $100,000 for building materials, but also encourages women from diverse backgrounds to engage in providing housing for those in need.

The event stipulates that over 50% of the participants on the construction site should be women, underlining the commitment to female empowerment in building. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome, with training provided for those new to construction. Tasks vary from actual building to assisting with registration and distributing refreshments. A $50 registration fee is required, which contributes to the fundraising goal and covers lunch, a choice of two building shifts, and a commemorative t-shirt and apron.

Non-participants can also contribute financially to the project. The building activities are scheduled daily from April 6 to April 13, with morning and afternoon shifts. The construction aims to have the house “weathered in” by the end of the week and fully completed by September.

Interested individuals need to register to join, which can be done through the organization’s website here.