Right now, more than 4,000 people are on the waiting list for affordable housing in Calgary. Our city is expensive, and women and children are the populations most likely to be affected by unstable living conditions.
Each May, Habitat invites nearly 200 women to come together to build affordable homes and address this need.
Women Build is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Social distancing has meant this annual event cannot be held right now -- but the fundraising will continue even without swinging a hammer. Habitat needs your help to support homeowners right now by donating to Women Build.
TC Energy, Gordon Food Services, Fluor Canada, CTV, and dedicated fundraisers have recognize the urgent need for affordable home ownership during these times, and have generously shifted their donations from the traditional event to this digital fundraiser.
The funds raised through Women Build will be used to support Habitat homeowners, and help build new homes for families in our communities.
As Calgarians, we know that there is a shortage of affordable home ownership opportunities for families. Your donation to Women Build will help change that.
As a participating charity in Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, donations to Women Build 2020 will be matched up to 50% making your fundraising efforts go even farther.