Welcome to the Virtual Build!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re bringing our annual Women’s Leadership Build from the construction site to the comfort of your own home. While we can’t build homes side-by-side this year, this Virtual Build empowers us to connect, contribute, and inspire an even larger community of women and our allies to make a difference for families.

Together, we build more!


Here’s how to get building - virtually:

  • Sign up for our Virtual Build episodes: This 4-week email series will take you through 6 immersive episodes that share firsthand accounts of what your support means to us, the families we serve, and the communities we build, together.
  • Join our online community: Connect with other women building change with Habitat as part of our Women’s Leadership Build Facebook Group! Share why you build, fun pictures from years past, and more.
  • Donate to build our virtual house: Donations made as part of our Virtual Build will do more than virtually build the house below. Together, your gifts will directly benefit the construction and completion of 19 new homes in our Central Commons development in Fremont!
  • Share with your friends and family: Share your involvement with your friends and family and get them building alongside you with our Virtual Build Sharing Toolkit! 

How to build a Habitat home...virtually

Throughout the month of May, women of all backgrounds and throughout the community will donate in order to build this virtual house. But by helping us reach the $200,000 we need to complete Central Commons, we’ll do more than build this virtual house. With every gift of every size, we’ll build real dreams, real futures, real houses – that 19 families will call home.

Help us reach $200,000! 

Donate as part of our Women's Leadership Build and help us raise the funds needed to complete this house!  No matter the size, every gift plays a role in building a home:

$1000 could paint a home

$500 could lay kitchen flooring

$250 could install a front door

$100 could install a window

$50 could provide a kitchen sink

$10 could gift a box of nails (and trust us, we need a lot of nails!)

We are $116,792 toward our goal!
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Here's how you can help! 

The Women’s Leadership Build has always been about more than just what we build on a construction site. It’s been about what we build off the construction site – relationships with each other, foundations for families to thrive for generations, and a lasting impact on Habitat’s mission to build homes, communities, and hope

Whether you give, connect with the WLB Facebook community, or share with friends and family, you are helping us build - and we cannot thank you enough. 

We'd love to hear from you!

Join our Women’s Leadership Build Facebook group and share what you love about the work we’re doing together, how or why you got involved, or what inspires you – whatever it is, share it with us!

Join the Women’s Leadership Build Facebook group!

Here’s some of what you’ve had to say recently!

"One virtual hammer and nail at a time. We shall succeed!" Ceclia McCallson, Habitat Womens Crew member

"After my Dad passed, I moved into the house my parents purchased two months before I was born. It is truly my home. I know every creak and squeak, every color the walks have been painted, every height mark on my old bedroom door. The house is filled with all the various memories of a full life: Thanksgivings, birthdays and family dinners, teenage challenges, sick pets, and end of life decisions for my parents. During this crisis I’m so grateful to be in my home, working from comfortable rooms, surrounded by familiar sounds, feeling safe and secure. Take care friends, until we meet again." Michelle Greer, Vice President Learning and Development, Patelco

Your Impact

Check out clips of our Virtual Build episodes and see how your support impacts the community: 

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Thank You

As a part of the Women’s Leadership Build community, you’re showing the power of women, the power of togetherness, and the power of change. Thanks to supporters like you, families have the opportunity to achieve what they thought nearly impossible – strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Whether through home preservation, new home construction, or housing and financial counseling, Habitat builds a foundation for families to thrive, and together, we build more.


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