What is National Women Build Week?
Developed through the partnership between Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. The event is an initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s, which brings women from all walks of life together to learn construction skills andthen use those skills to build simple, decent affordable houses.
Help support Walton County’s Women Build May 1 – 9 by supporting the following local vendors and events:
Saturday May 1 & May 8
Come to the Farmer’s Market in Seaside and purchase specialty items produced for National Women Build Week. Visit the Soap Pedaler, Twin Oaks Farm, Kinowas Cowboy Cookies and Chandra Hartman’s seeds for Habitat.
Stay for a lunch-time hands on instruction for making spring rolls with Jen Kuntz of Raw & Juicy. Bring ingredients from your garden if you have something special you want to experiment with and there will be plenty on hand also. Donations to Habitat for Humanity. Top it off with a special Worker Bee cupcake at Queen Bee Cupcakes, available all week long.
Also available all week long are specials at Borago and Fish Out of Water. Look for the National Women Build Poster and logo.
Sunday May 2
Come for a Mimosa brunch at Hibiscus. Music by the Steenos. Proceeds to Habitat for Humanity.
Monday May 3
Chan’s Wine World, 6-8 pm. Wine tasting of Women Vintners from around the World. Suggested donation $20. Wines from women vintner will be featured throughout the week.
Renowned photographer, Sheila Goode, will be on hand to give you an opportunity to have that perfect Facebook portrait made. $50 donation to Habitat to present your best shot.
Tuesday May 4
Women Build Crew will continue house construction on house #20 on Fish or Cut Bait Road in Defuniak springs. If you haven’t already signed up to work with a Women Build crew, put it on your list of things to do this spring or next fall.
If you’re not working the crew, join us at a special YOLO board clinic for Women. Meet at the public dock in Grayton at 9:30 a.m. Limited to 6 without a board. $35 without a board, $25 with. Proceeds to habitat for Humanity. Call for additional info. 651 592-3492.
Wednesday May 5 (and throughout the week)
Fish Out of Water. Featuring a specialty Women Build cocktail and desert from extraordinary chef Philip Krajek with organic strawberries from local Dragonfly farm. Portion of proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Thursday May 6 (and throughout the week) Amavida Coffee in Seaside and Rosemary Beach will be featuring coffee and crafts from Women’s co-ops in Central America. Come support the efforts of women world wide.
Friday May 7
A special yoga class at 11 a.m. in Watercolor workout center. Angela Ragsdale is donating all the proceeds from this class to Habitat for Humanity. Salute the sun for Habitat.
Another work day for the Women Build Crew in Defuniak Springs. Women Build coordinator Barb Landwehr is leading up a crew of workers to complete drywall mudding and start trim work. Generous donations from Vera Bradley for our Women Build crew.
Saturday May 8
Return to Farmer’s Market for more specialty branded Women Build items. Support our local artists and craftsmen at Arts Quest while you are there.
Sunday May 9
Honor your mother by sponsoring a square foot of construction at a Walton County Habitat for Humanity house. At a cost of $62,500 per house , an average sized local Habitat house costs approximately $70 per square foot. Give us details and we will send her a card to let her know how she has been honored.
Make Checks payable to:
Walton County Habitat for Humanity
They can be mailed to :
PO box 506
Freeport, FL 32439
Or left at any of their locations during Women Build Week.
Or go to their website at:
to make a contribution on line
For more information about Women Build events, contact: