1,000 strong women to raise funds and build a home for Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County (HFHSC) has kicked off its 1st annual 1,000 Women Strong-Habitat Sangamon.

-Photo Credit Terry Farmer Photography

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 “1,000 Women Strong-Habitat Sangamon is 1,000 women networking, learning, and providing the funding and muscle to build - not just a house, but long-term stability for a hardworking, low-income family in Sangamon County,” said HFHSC executive director Colleen Stone. “About 80% of the families we serve are single moms with children. We’re excited about this campaign that’s bringing women together to build for women.”

Habitat is seeking 1,000 women to donate $100 each. The goal of $100,000 is the amount required for resources to construct each Habitat home. Once funding is secured, these women will then build a Habitat home together. Habitat aims to collect all donations by August 31, in order to build come fall.

“You don’t need to have construction skills to join, even if you plan to build. Lots of us will be learning together,” Colleen said. “Some women have joined who aren’t able to physically build, but are still “building” by providing scholarships and encouraging family, friends, and co-workers to sign up too.”

The 1,000 Women Strong-Habitat Sangamon campaign will kick off on August 29 from 5.30pm to 7pm at Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. Members of the public are invited to bring a friend for food, fun, and information about the campaign. Contact Shayne Squires at (217) 523-2710 ext. 222 or email ssquires@habitatsangamon.com to confirm attendance.

To join 1,000 Women Strong-Habitat Sangamon or for information about HFHSC programs, visit Habitat at 2744 S 6th Street or check out habitatsangamon.com.