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 seventeen homes for deserving families.
This year's homeowner is Ms. Tikiedra Collins, a single mom with one daughter. She is a custodian at a large university where she has worked for over 17 years. In her spare time she enjoys exercise and Western movies. Tangie, her six-year-old daughter, is in the first grade and loves drawing and video games. Ms. Collins believes that a home will provide a better life for her and her daughter. They are very excited about building their new home in South Atlanta this year.
Time, Talent, and Treasure?
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:
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