women build 2024


build a home and make a difference with lafayette's most inspiring women. 

Bringing together women from all over Greater Lafayette, the Women Build is a celebration of the vital role women play in building homes, building community, and building hope. Every Women Build home is funded and built by hundreds of inspiring and engaged women leaders dedicated to making Greater Lafayette a better, more affordable place to live.  


"I’ve been involved with Habitat Women Build for many years because of the impact I see on everyone involved: the new homeowner and family,  the neighborhood we build in, the variety of team members and the camaraderie they develop, and all of our cheerleaders and supporters. Everyone grows in some way and it has a huge and visible impact on our community."

-Jan Nielsen, women build committee member

hundreds of women form 20 teams, raise $100,000, build a home, and change one family's life forever.

a year-long project.
a generational impact.

The Women Build is a year-long effort. From team recruitment, to fundraising, to the actual construction of the house, every stage of the process is an important step in order to make an impact on a family that will span generations. 

recruit captains


The beating heart of Women Build, our 21 amazing team captains are the primary source of support, information, and logistics for their team. Our team captains inspire passion and encourage fun.

recruit builders


Made up of 21 teams of 8-10 women each, every team raises $2500 to help fund construction of the house and volunteers on one build day to help construct the home.



Marking the beginning of construction, the Kickoff celebrates the embarkation of construction.  Among good company, we'll introduce the partner family who will own the house,  pray over the house and the upcoming work,  and officially raise the walls!

house building

Construction begins in June and takes approximately 3 months to complete. With build days scheduled Wednesday-Saturday, each team volunteers on a chosen build day from 8am-4pm.

house blessing


The culminating event of Women Build, the House blessing is a joyous celebration of all the work  required to get to the finish line.  Our sponsors, volunteers,  supporters  and staff all get to enjoy the moment when we turn over the keys to our partner family for the very first time. 

you don't have to swing a hammer to help.

The Women Build succeeds because hundreds of people just like you contribute their unique skills and abilities to ensure we meet our goal. If you don't want to swing a hammer, that's ok. there are lots of different ways you can help. Here are just a few. 

make a donation

One of the most effective ways to make an immediate impact on the Women Build is to make a donation. No dollar amount is too small, and no gift goes unappreciated. Support a builder, a team, or the Women Build in general by making a gift.


in-kind support

in-kind gifts of services or goods as well as  corporate matching opportunities are all exceptional ways to make a positive impact on the Women Build in a way that is totally unique to you. If this is something you'd like to help with, please let us know. 

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frequently asked questions