Marist Women Build

2020 Virtual Build

Due to Covid-19 we are "virtually building" and even though it may look and feel different this go round, we are fulfilling our MWB mission of building a home for one very deserving mother and her family!

Habitat for Humanity has engaged four of their amazing employees to build this house while the site is restricted from volunteers. It will take about 10 working days for this four-person team to complete the work of a typical MWB 40-volunteer work day. Outside contractors and construction crews are being brought on site as needed. The team is working five days a week and we hope to have a house dedication in August.

We were hoping that the COVID-19 situation would improve over the summer, so that we could bring volunteers to the site. Unfortunately, with the new spikes in cases in Georgia and in the southeast, we do not expect to bring volunteers to the site.

In the meantime, Annie and Denise will keep you updated as to our progress. Thanks for being alongside us and supporting us every step of the way!

What We Do

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 nineteen homes for deserving families.

Qualifying to become a Habitat for Humanity homeowner is difficult. Click the link to find out more about Habitat for Humanity homeowners.

Time, Talent, and Treasure?

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.

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.

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:
  1. Business and family sponsorships.
  2. Builder fees and donations from our volunteers.
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.

Important Dates

March 1, 2020

11:00 am
Kick-Off Mass and Reception
Esmund Brady Chapel at Marist
TBD Saturday Build Day 1
TBD Saturday Build Day 2 (Mother/Son Build Day)
TBD Saturday Build Day 3
TBD Saturday Build Day 4
TBD Saturday Build Day 5
TBD Saturday Build Day 6
TBD Wednesday Build Day 7 (Wednesday Build)
TBD Saturday Build Day 8 (Dedication Day)

2020 Week 1

2020 Weeks 2-3

Watch our 2017 video!

    • Marist Women Build 2017


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.

Marist School

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