Women Build Week is going virtual this year — and the whole family can join in. From March 1 to March 15, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls will host a virtual Women Build Bingo with tasks to explore Sioux Falls and learn about the power of home. Participants will be entered to win grand prize packages for three different age groups: Under 7, 8-14, and 15 and up.
Bingo cards and information on prizes will be available online when the event opens on Monday, March 1. Since the ReStore is closed on Mondays, bingo cards can also be picked up in the ReStore starting Tuesday, March 2.
International Women Build Week, sponsored by Lowe’s, provides the tools for women to empower and educate themselves on skills used when repairing and restoring homes. Taking place over International Women’s Day on March 8, the event unites women to share why safe and affordable housing is important to them.
In a typical year, this is marked by an event that brings volunteers together to build, learn and empower each other as they work alongside future Habitat homeowners. Last year’s event saw more than 100 women volunteer together over two days in Sioux Falls. Due to precautions for Covid, Habitat is not hosting in-person volunteer events for this year’s celebration, though we hope to have boots on the build site for Women Build Week 2022.
Though we will not have a volunteer event for Women Build Week 2021, Habitat welcomes volunteer groups throughout the year. In fact, we are currently scheduling groups through the entire calendar year. Contact Habitat’s Volunteer Coordinator at 605-274-6292 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Affordable housing issues affect everyone, but they are more likely to affect women and their children. Habitat’s Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. It provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but we do not exclude anyone from participating.