In 2002, the women of Marist School teamed with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity to form the first high school all-women build in the country. Through the generous donations of our sponsors’ and builders’ time, talent, and treasure, Marist Women Build has now built eighteen homes for deserving families.
Time Marist Women Build needs hundreds of women volunteers to work on our construction site to help build an affordable home for a single mom and her family in the city of Atlanta.
Talent This is the easy part: none needed! Our volunteer builders receive direction and support from Atlanta Habitat construction staff and volunteer skilled supervisors on site. All women. No gear, prior experience, or construction skills are necessary or expected. Really.
Treasure Marist Women Build raises $80,000 to pay for construction, equipment, and landscaping materials for the home we build. Marist Women Build raises these funds in two ways:
100% of all donations go directly to the cost of building the home.
First Fifty First-Timers
50 Free First-Timers is a program to encourage first-time builders. We are so convinced our first-time builders will return in subsequent build years, we are offering the first 50 women who volunteer for the first time a waiver of their $200 builder fee.
If you are a first-time builder but would like to donate toward the cost of building the home, you are welcome to donate in the amount of your choice.
The mission of Marist Women Build is to partner with Habitat for Humanity affiliates to make homeownership a reality for families in need and to exemplify the Marist School mission of communal pursuit of excellence in service. The Marist Women Build mission is advanced by educating women about Habitat for Humanity and by nurturing, teaching, and supporting women volunteers to build Habitat for Humanity homes.
3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30319-1899 (770) 457-7201