Marist Women Build

Build Delay

The CEO of Habitat for Humanity has put a hard stop on all operations until March 30, 2020 due to concerns about the coronavirus. This affects our first two build days. Due to the changing nature of the coronavirus, other build dates could be affected. But rest assured we are determined to build our 20th home when it is safe to do so.

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
April 18, 2020 Saturday Build Day 4 (Senior Prom)
April 25, 2020 Saturday Build Day 5 (Senior Emmaus)
May 2, 2020 Saturday Build Day 6 (SAT test date)
May 6, 2020 Wednesday Build Day 7 (Wednesday Build)
May 9, 2020 Saturday Build Day 8 (Dedication Day)

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