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2021 Women Build Virtual Engagement

As part of 2021 International #WomenBuild week, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity is hosting a virtual 3-day empowerment campaign to spread messages of unity, awareness and action. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact.

Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message.

How you can help:

  • Submit a message of empowerment, encouragement or joy (use the form below) – we will transcribe this message on a 2×4 in a Habitat Home later this year
  • Help raise awareness. Download & post a Cost of Home social graphic, use #CostOfHome and say why you want more families to have access to affordable homes
  • Act now! Use our simple form to email your members of congress and urge them to prioritize the the needs of low income families
  • Post a photo of a woman who has supported or motivated you throughout life. Use #BuildHer and tag @HonoluluHabitat
  • Send a short (30 seconds or less) video to aloha@honoluluhabitat.org with words of inspiration for Rosie and Rayne, daughters of the Piohia Build, to be shared at their Home Dedication Ceremony
  • Make a donation to Honolulu Habitat for Humanity

Empowered women, empower women

Later this spring, Rosie and Rayne will move into their new Habitat Home. Use the form below to send an uplifting message of hope, inspiration and empowerment. Your words will be inscribed on the interior frame of their new home.

About International Women Build Week

Created in partnership with Lowe’s, Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week highlights the global need for women’s access to safe and affordable housing.

For years, Honolulu Habitat has partnered with women in our community to participate in Women Build Week on the build site. In 2020, employees from American Savings Bank (pictured left) rallied to build alongside Shannon Chow and to help build her Habitat Home.

Due to COVID-19, we have taken this year’s Women Build opportunities virtual! Nothing beats swinging a hammer, but we hope you will join us in lifting our voices for equal housing and lifting up each other.

Cost of Home

1 in 5 families in Hawaii pay half or more of their income on housing.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 18 million U.S. households were paying half or more of their income on a place to live. 

Now, as the significant economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold, the number of families struggling to make ends meet is only growing. Every family deserves the chance to thrive. Help us make that possible.

Download the Hawaii State Cost of Home Fact Sheet. 

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