The Pink Wall

DSC_0843Last Sunday we celebrated with the raising of the pink wall at the 2014 Women Build home.

DSC_0839Teams came up one by one and you all did a fantastic job raising the wall, posing for photos, and giving an incredible round of applause.

DSC_0875Some of you may have given Erwin a little bit of a panic attack with your enthusiasm. But it’s okay, we feel that excited to!

DSC_0896Especially to share that with the donations you have brought in, the Guest Bartender Night from April, and the Lowe’s Women Build Week grant – we have raised over $50,000 for this house!

DSC_0904Along with the wall raising, we got to meet the newest Bailey – Jordyn! Yes, that’s right, Je’nnell had her babe. Isn’t she gorgeous?!

Single_mom_finds_home_through_Habitat_for_Humanity_-_2014-06-11_16.30.13The Democrat and Chronicle had a great summary of the wall raising event in Monday’s paper. You can check it out by clicking here. Be sure to share it with friends and donors! And if you’re looking for MORE photos of the wall raising event, you can find them here at Flower City Habitat’s Facebook page. Share, share, share!

DSC_0813$50,000 means that we only have 1/3 left to go! So if you’re still working on your $200 now’s the time to get the word out! And if you’ve passed your $200 goal, keep the good work coming! Every little bit helps, and all donations that we get beyond the $75,000 we need this year will help us get a jump-start on next year’s house.

DSC_0886Speaking of FUNdraising events, we have some coming up.
See below for information.

Monday, July 21 On Kall Women for Habitat Golf Tourney: Mendon Country Club. 1pm shotgun start with a casual lunch prior included.  The format will be scramble (best ball); looking for a max of 25 teams.  The cost is $400 per foursome, includes lunch, one drink ticket, 18 holes of golf, cart, appetizers after the round.  Cash bar will be available.  We’ll also sell tickets for raffles and possibly opportunities for extra tickets to sell for mulligans, and “have the ace golfer hit for you”.

DSC_0848Thursday, August 14 Calico Hammers “Women Build & Rochester Civic Garden Center Homes & History Fundraiser”, 6-8 pm – more details in next week’s email.  SAVE THE DATE!

One more thing, our thanks to Stephanie Morrow for donating her photography power and grabbing a lot of these shots. We couldn’t look this good without you!

Advertisements

The First Women Build House

WBBook2It’s Thursday, which means if you’re anywhere on social media today you will probably see the hashtag #tbt which means Throwback Thursday. According to the website, know your meme (a site we highly recommend if you’re ever looking to be “in the know” on a web/social media thing) Throwback Thursday as been looming on the web since somewhere between 2003-2006 and it encourages folks to share old photographs of themselves. (See here for more Throwback Thursday history.)

WBBook1Anyway, seeing that we like the fun of a clean internet meme, we thought we’d make today’s Throwback Thursday Women Build related and share with you pieces from a book loaned to us by the incredible Sheila Sloan. Sheila, and others, helped make possible the first Women Build home in 1995.

WBBook6Sunday we raise the wall on out 10th Women Build house in Rochester, (Everyone is welcome! June 8th, 2pm at 796 Jay Street.) and we can’t believe that it was 19 years ago that we finished the first!

WBBook5Ten Women Build houses, which means ten families whose lives have been forever changed thanks to the women leaders who stepped up to say poverty housing is NOT okay, and we will change the housing system to be fair, equitable, and attainable.

WBBook3We will raise our hammers and drills to work alongside families who believe that hard-work does pay off and the American Dream is still possible.

We will come together as women to support families who are working to break out of poverty and provide a better life for their children. We will learn together, work together, believe together in a world where EVERYONE has a decent place to live.

 

 

 

RAISE THAT WALL!

WallRaisingGet your camera batteries charged, ladies because it’s that time again – time for WALL RAISING!

2014 Women Build Wall Raising
Sunday, June 8th
2pm
796 Jay Street
Rochester, NY 14611

If you’ve not been to a Women Build wall raising before, this is your chance to get with your team and raise a wall on the Women Build home. It’s a great photo opportunity, a chance to mingle with other Women Build fans, and an opportunity to get out in the neighborhood.

DSCN2802We’ll also be passing out our 2014 Women Build t-shirts to those of you already on a team. If you’re not already on a team, stop on out so we can get you hooked up with an amazingly fun way to give back to your community!

The event is open to the public, so bring your friends, family, or even your donors. We’ll raise that wall as many times as we can. And if you’re the only one who’s able to come from your team – come out anyway. We’ll be sure to get you in on the fun!