Marist Women Build

Build Dates and Tasks

As you read tasks listed for each day of the build, remember that no gear, prior experience, or construction skills are necessary or expected.

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  • Choose a date to encourage a group of friends to work together.
  • Sign up to work with your Marist student (see sidebar).

All MWB Build Days

Coffee and light breakfast items are provided each morning by a generous sponsor.

  • Builders report to the lobby of Centennial at 6:30 a.m. to carpool to the work site.
  • Except for Build Day 1, which is a half-day, builders are expected to stay the full work day which ends around 3:30 p.m., returning to Marist by 4:00 p.m.
  • Volunteers can purchase MWB pink hardhats and hammer pins on build day.
  • Hardhats are required on Build Days 1-3 and are available to borrow from Atlanta Habitat if needed.
  • Workers should wear closed-toed shoes and consider long pants.
  • All supplies and tools will be provided. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own tool belt and work gloves.
  • Lunch, snacks, and drinks will be provided.
  • All volunteers receive the annual t-shirt designed exclusively for MWB by Mike Luckovich.
  • On Build Day 1, carpools drive to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Warehouse. On all other build days, carpools drive from Marist directly to the construction site.
  • This is a real construction site. Be prepared to work hard and get dirty.
  • We build rain or shine. Bring a hat and rain gear if rain is in the forecast and sunscreen if the sun is out!

Day 1: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Weekday Build - Half Day

  • Build exterior and interior walls at the Atlanta Habitat for Humanity Warehouse.

Day 2: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Sadie Hawkins

  • Set floor joists and lay floor decking
  • Apply sheathing to wall panels
  • Install exterior and interior walls
  • Install front porch deck, columns and beams
  • Build side porch and stairs

Day 3: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Mother Son Build Day

  • Install
    • exterior doors and security doors
    • windows and trim packages
    • exterior trim and siding
    • exterior steps

Day 4: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Senior Prom, ACT

  • Interior framing and air seal
  • Complete siding installation
  • Install soffit and fascia boards

Day 5: Saturday, April 20, 2024
Senior Emmaus

  • Interior trim
  • Interior doors
  • Install soffit and metal
  • Exterior paint

Day 6: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Weekday Build

  • Install
    • porch handrails
    • interior doors
    • kitchen cabinets
  • Continue soffit and fascia board installations

Day 7: Saturday, May 4, 2024

  • Exterior painting
  • Install
    • baseboards, window sills and interior trim
    • doorknobs and bathroom hardware

Day 8: Saturday, May 11, 2024

  • Clean interior of house
  • Touch-up painting
  • Complete miscellaneous tasks
  • Remove construction debris from property
  • Install landscape materials (sod, plants, trees, etc.)
  • Dedication Day
    On the final day of construction, house sponsors and volunteers join the new homebuyer family to dedicate the new home.

Marist Students Build with Moms

  • Seven build days are available for Marist mothers and daughters.
  • Build Day 3 is reserved for Marist mothers who would like to work with their sons.
  • All builders must be 16 or older.
  • Marist students earn 7 to 8 hours of community service for building.

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers