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Women Build Success

On Saturday, May 6th, 2017 more than 20 female volunteers spent the day building homes and hope with Kaua`i Habitat! It was all part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build week sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. The entire day was a big success!! Not only did volunteers bring lots of food and fun to the jobsite, they also completely framed enough walls for two houses in our ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision!! We couldn’t be more proud of all the volunteers that made this event a huge success.

Women Build the Community

Once again Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity was chosen as one of the affiliates to participate in National Women Build week! This year we joined more than 17,000 volunteers in 320 communities to build homes and hope. Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement, that encourages women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities. In our community more than 20 volunteers joined forces with habitat staff and homeowners to paint the exterior of the future home of Frank and Shana Cruz. The Cruz home is one of 12 new homes being built in phase II of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision. Mahalo to all the volunteers that made this event such a tremendous success! You can read all about it in the article published by The Garden Island.

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Kaua`i Habitat Makes National Impact

IMG_0903The results are in and this years National Women Build Week had the highest volunteer participation ever! More than 23,000 volunteers built homes and hope in the nation and Kaua‘i Habitat is proud of the local volunteers that are included in this number. It’s amazing what was accomplished in just one week! Here are some highlights of what can happen when we all pull together. It’s our vision to see a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

  • 621 homes were build, repaired or renovated
  • 656 families were served
  • 23,278 total volunteers participated
  • 18,107 women volunteered
  • 1,690 Lowe’s Heroes volunteered
  • 253 million media hits from traditional media and web-based articles and blogs

Way to go volunteers!!! Let’s keep it up and see what else we can accomplish by pulling together!

Women Build Success!

Group with last framed wall of first house phase 2-aWhat a successful day of building by the women of Kaua‘i! It was a great day all around. These outstanding volunteers spent the day framing walls for the first 1.5 homes being built for Phase II of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna subdivision. From the touching words from Rep. Dee Morikawa, Rev. Ipo Kahaunaele-Ferreira and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, to the delicious buffet provided by Hanapepe Hawaiian Congregational Church, it was a build day all will remember. A very special mahalo to the more than 50 volunteers that made this event possible.IMG_0903IMG_0763

Great Mentions in The Garden Island

the garden islandKaua‘i Habitat for Humanity was mentioned twice in today’s issue of The Garden Island newspaper. One article focused on the Blessing of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision which was held immediately following a Golf Ball Drop fundraiser held by Kaua‘i Board of Realtors. The funds raised benefit Kaua‘i Habitat as well as the Kaua‘i Lifeguard Association. Our Women Build event was featured in an article as well. The Women Build event will take place tomorrow in our base yard, where walls for the first 2-4 homes in phase II of the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision will be constructed.

The Garden Island – Everyone wins at Habitat blessing

The Garden Island – Women invited to build Saturday

RSVP for Women Build

There are just a couple of weeks left to R.S.V.P. for Women Build! Please give Christina a call at 335-0296 ext. 152 or email her at volunteer@kauaihabitat.org by 4/15/15! Can’t wait to hear from you!Flyer Women Build 2015

Save the Date

We’re just over a month away from Women Build 2015!!! We are looking for volunteers to help with distributing flyers, marketing and food prep as well as construction. Please call Christina at 335-0296 ext. 152 or email volunteer@kauaihabitat.org to participate in this empowering national program. Mahalo!!Flyer Women Build 2015

Kauai Habitat Chosen for Women Build

Group ShotI just received the news that Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity has been chosen as one of the 300 affiliates nationwide to host this years National Women Build Week. The mission of HFHI’s Women Build program is to enable U.S. and International affiliates to recruit, educate and nurture women to build – and advocate for – simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities. This is the fourth year in a row we have been chosen to host this event. National Women Build Week will run from May 2, 2015 through May 10th, 2015. We are actively seeking women to participate. If you or someone you know would be interested in participating for a day or more during this time, please, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Christina at 335-0296 ext. 152 or volunteer@kauaihabitat.org to schedule your availability. We really count on the women of Kaua‘i to make this empowering event a success. Stay tuned as we bring you more information and details of the event over the next few months. DSCN2333IMG_6782

Get Ready Ladies!!

voluntee4r9We just turned in our application to host Women Build on Kaua‘i! Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes and communities. Women Builds provide an environment in which women can feel comfortable learning construction skills they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn. We are looking forward to recruiting and training women to build decent, healthy and affordable homes on Kaua‘i. This national event will take place the first week of May. So if you are interested in learning some construction skills and would like to promote a world where everyone has a decent place to live, stay tuned…HFHI-WB_lock_clr

2014 National Women Build is a Huge Success

Group ShotWe can’t thank the volunteers of the 2014 National Women Build sponsored by Lowe’s enough for all the work they did on Mother’s Day! Women from all over Kaua‘i came together on Sunday to help the Eguchi Family realize their dream of owning a home. We even had volunteers that made a special trip from Oahu just for this event. These ladies chose to spend their day helping others and it was inspiring to watch. The amount of progress that was made on the project was astounding. While coming together for one day of work, these women were able to completely roof the house as well as hang siding on the exterior of the home.  Thank you again for an amazing job ladies. SidingPower ToolsSiding (2)WorksiteDSCN1054 DSCN1051 DSCN1063