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 6 is formed.
Where do the funds go?
100% of the funds raised will be invested in the construction of the homes where the program is hosted. The revenues from our ReStore center cover all administrative costs.
What are we building?
All teams will complete finishing works inside the houses.
When are we going to build?
After you register we will propose you a date for the work site in July, August or September. The construction day starts at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
Contact Dina Tazi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
I'm ready to sign up, what should I do?
The registration page will be open from April 2nd to May 25th, 2019, for individual registrations. Please proceed to the registration by choosing your place of construction, filling out the form and choosing the type of participation (individual, team member or create your own team). Once your 2019 builder profile is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. We strongly advise you to start your fundraising activities as soon as your profile is completed.
For the teams, new dates are available in July, August and September. Contact Dina Tazi at email@example.com.
How many women are in one team?
Each team should have between 6 to 10 members.
So be ready to meet new people! The team’s goal won’t be affected – it remains an average of $500 per woman in the group. A 6-women team, for example, will have a collective goal of $3000.
Is it possible to have a team of more than 6 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 250 women 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 the traditionally male dominated profession. The campaign provide 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 Dina Tazi at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514.937.0643 ext 235. She will guide you.
Why do I have to fundraise? Isn't volunteering my time enough?
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. We invest every amount in the mission to build simple, decent and affordable houses in the province of Québec. 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 Efforts document.
Is it okay if I don't meet my personal fundraising goal?
Most women in the past campaigns surpassed their goals. That said, we are limiting the number of participants to 250 and make sure the rules apply to everyone. If you don’t think you will reach your goal, contact Dina Tazi at email@example.com or at 514.937.0643 ext 235. We’ll do our best to help you. If you are part of a team, the surplus of a teammate might be enough for you to reach your goal, since teams share a common goal of $500 per member. 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?
You must have raised the funds at least 10 days before participating in the construction day. Don't give up yet, we need you! 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, we'll look into each individual women in the team, and the ones who have reached $500 will be invited onsite as individual participants. In order to be fair to all participants, only the women who raised the required minimum $500 in a team that didn't reach its goal will be invited to build. Remember, the team's goal is collective; 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, do 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 Dina Tazi at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 514.937.0643 ext 235.
How can my company donate construction material to Habitat for Humanity Quebec?
Please contact Dina Tazi at email@example.com or at 514.937.0643 ext 235.