How can I participate in a group or individually?
Everything is more fun when you are part of a gang! You can register in a group of up to 10 women* to raise money and work together!
If your friends don't want to get their hands dirty, that’s OK!
You can also register individually and you will be assigned to a group, where you will have the chance to make new friendships!
* Groups of less than 10 women will host individually registered participants until a team of 8 is formed.
Where do the funds go?
100% of the funds raised will be invested in the construction of homes in the province of Quebec. Habitat for Humanity Quebec administrative costs are covered by the revenues from our two ReStore center.
What will be building?
All teams will participate in completing finishing works inside the houses (for example, installing window, construction of stairs, …).
When are we building?
All teams will be invited to choose their build day within the timeframe of May 13 – June 13 2020 from Wednesday to Saturday. The build day starts at 8.30am and ends at 3.30pm.
I'm ready to sign up, what should I do?
The registration page will be open on March 9 2020. Please sign up by filling out the form, choosing your type of participation (individual, team member or start your own team). Once your Women Build 2020 profile is completed, you will receive a confirmation email. We strongly advise you to start your fundraising activities as soon as your profile is completed.
How many women are in one team?
Each team will have between 8 to 10 members.
So be ready to meet new people! An 8-women team will have a collective goal of $500 each.
Is it possible to have a team of more than 10 women?
Due to lack of space and for security reasons, the teams are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
Can I participate in two construction days?
We limit participants to one construction day because we want to give as many women as possible the opportunity to be part of this unique social movement. However, if you really loved the experience, you are always welcome to come back as a regular volunteer once the Women Build campaign is over!
Are men excluded?
Women Build is not about excluding men; it’s about including women and celebrate their place in a traditionally male dominated profession. The campaign provides a comfortable atmosphere for women to acquire construction skills they might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn. It is also a venue for networking and community spirit.
Do I need construction expertise or experience?
No construction experience is required! We will provide you with all the safety gear, tools and instructions you need for the day. Our talented volunteer construction leaders will guide you every step of the way. All you need to bring is a pair of used pants that you don’t mind getting dirty, and goodwill!
I'm having trouble logging in, making a donation or registering.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514.937.0643. We will guide you through the process.
Why do I have to fundraise? Isn't volunteering my time enough?
We invest every amount in the mission to build simple, decent and affordable houses in the province of Quebec. If you have never fundraised, it may seem daunting, but don't worry, we have some helpful tips to make it easy. You can start by downloading the Practical Tools to Help in Fundraising document. Fundraising is core to the program. We invite every participant to contribute and raise a minimum of $500 to help pay for the construction costs, but please note that usually participants raise much more.
Is it okay if I don't meet my personal fundraising goal?
Most women in the past campaigns surpassed their goals. If you don’t think you will reach your goal, contact email@example.com or at 514.937.0643. We’ll do our best to help you with ideas and suggestions. If you are part of a team, the surplus of a teammate might be enough for you to reach your goal, for example, if you are $100 short but a teammate has a $100 surplus, everything is fine.
What happens if my team doesn't reach its fundraising goal?
Your team has until 3 weeks before your reserved date to fundraise, so don't give up ! Download our Practical tools to help with your fundraising efforts and keep going! If, by that date your team really can’t reach it's goal, the ones who have reached $500 will be invited onsite as individual participants, in order to be fair to all participants. Remember, it’s a collective goal; your surplus can help a teammate who is short of a few dollars. Contact us if you need help of or you have a specific question not answered on this page.
I’ve reached my $500 goal. Should I stop fundraising?
Well done! If you raised $500, you assured one day of construction. However, if you think you can raise even more, go for it! All donations will help us build homes for low-income families in Québec so it’s money we’ll put to a good cause! If you are part of a team, your surplus can compensate a teammate who hasn’t reached her fundraising goal.
How can my company sponsor Women Build?
For all sponsorship details and corporate teams, please contact Josée Gascon at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514.937.0643 ext 223.
How can my company donate construction material to Habitat for Humanity Quebec?
Please contact Josée Gascon at email@example.com or at 514.937.0643 ext 223.