About the Women Build

The Women Build has been a part of the Habitat for Humanity mission for years, and a part of the Evansville Habitat since 2001. Every other year, the Women Build fully sponsors a Habitat home. The Women Build gives women a chance to pick up a hammer and empower themselves by building a house and making a difference in a family’s life.
If you’re not into joining on the build site, we have several opportunities outside of construction. The major Women Build Fundraiser is HabiTea and it takes place every August. This fundraiser includes a tea tasting, a delightful lunch, a silent auction, vendors, a program, and more! This event raises funds for the Women Build to continue building a Women Build sponsored home every other year.

Want to get involved?

The Women Build has several different committees that you can join. If you would like to work primarily on the build sites, you can help organize build days, create and implement an incentive program, or do a variety of other helpful tasks. If you’d rather work with our big fundraiser, HabiTea, you could join our food and decor team, help set-up and tear-down, gather auction items, and more. We need women from all walks of life to help out, so consider joining a commitee today!

For HabiTea committees, email Gail Knight Williams. For construction committees, email Meredith Dixon. For all other inquiries, email Habitat Info or call the Habitat Office at (812) 423-5623.

Women Build Committees with Descriptions

HabiTea Committees

Auction Committee

Mailings, calls, follow-ups, solicitation and pick-up regular items for auction, pricing, write ups, transport, setup & displays, tear down & distribute day of event

Email Gail Knight Williams for more information or to join this committee.

Fundraising Committee

Mailings, calls, follow-ups, solicitation of individuals/companies to purchase sponsorships, tables, and tickets – information for signage, for various construction fundraising events.

Email Gail Knight Williams for more information or to join this committee.

Sponsor/Table/Ticket Sales Committee

Mailings, calls, follow-ups, solicitation of individuals/companies to purchase sponsorships, tables, and tickets – information for signage

Email Gail Knight Williams for more information or to join this committee.

Vendors Committee

Mailings, calls, follow-ups, solicitation of vendors previous and new. Helps with set up and tear down of vendor booths day of

Email Gail Knight Williams for more information or to join this committee.

Decor and Food Committee

Determine with group décor/sash colors/ food selection if needed/pick up and set up of décor/sashes pressed and ready for day before and tear down and return after event

Email Gail Knight Williams for more information or to join this committee.

Public Relations and Media Committee

Photos, videos, social media, mailings, calls, postings, flyers, set up appearances, work with Habitat Communications

Email Gail Knight Williams for more information or to join this committee.

Set Up and Tear Down Committee

Set up and tear down for HabiTea, manage volunteers, ensure items are in place before and after event

Email Gail Knight Williams for more information or to join this committee.

Construction Committees

T-Shirt Committee

Design, bid out to printing companies, raise funds (if necessary), organize sizes

Email Meredith Dixon for more information or to join this committee.

Food Team Committee

Put together food and drink for volunteers on site – breakfast and/or lunch – and set up and clean up after

Email Meredith Dixon for more information or to join this committee.

Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Organize volunteer groups for build dates on tentative schedule

Email Meredith Dixon for more information or to join this committee.

Incentive/Recognition Plan Committee

Design and implement an incentive program that encourages volunteers by setting achievable goals with rewards and raising funds to promote this program

Email Meredith Dixon for more information or to join this committee.