Meet The Swift Family, the 2016 Women Build Partner Family
Having lived in several towns along the Front Range, the Swift family is ready to have a permanent place to call their own. “Both my director and my neighbor told me what a great opportunity Habitat is and that it would be a rewarding experience. I was ecstatic when I found out we were chosen; it was like winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes! Our home will be a place we can grow into and a place to make lots of memories. It will be ours to enjoy for many, many years and I hope that our future leads us to more happiness, friends, and family because you can never have too much. – The Swift family
About Women Build
The Women Build program brings together women of all backgrounds and ages to take a stand for reliable, affordable housing with the belief that every person should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety. Our community has a tremendous need for affordable housing, one in three Fort Collins households are struggling to afford housing facing rising rental costs and having to choose between housing and other necessities.
Women Build is also a way for local women to become empowered to learn construction skills. More than 1,700 women will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity across the country just during the first week of May. This will be the 7th Women Build home in Fort Collins. You are invited to be a Women Builder! If have questions contact Kristin Candella at 970-488-2602 or KCandella@FortCollinsHabitat.org or sign up to build here.
Join us for all the fun Women Build Week Events
Please RSVP to The Stud Painting Party or the Lowe’s Power Tool Workshop by emailing
Alex at AStatham@FortCollinsHabitat.org or call 970-488-2609.
For more updates and event details, ‘Like’ our Women Build Facebook page by clicking on the pink Facebook logo.
I am a Women Builder. I would like to give!
- I would like to give one-time or monthly online.
- I would like to set up an online Team fundraising page. (It’s easy, we set up your page for you, then you receive a link to personalize it. Done!)
- I would like to mail my gift. See mailing address below.
- I would like to form a giving team and prefer to collect and mail the donations for my team. Download the team form and include with donations.
I would like to build!
Know a woman that would like to get involved? Invite them to join you on a build day.
- If you would like to schedule a group/team build day please contact Alex to reserve a day at 970-488-2609 or AStatham@FortCollinsHabitat.org.
- If you would like to sign up individually click here. Build opportunities will begin in May.
To stay up to date regarding the Swift family build, please visit:
The Women Build Legacy
Last year over 170 women came together, many of them new to lifting a hammer, and generously gave time and $1,000 donation to build a Habitat home in partnership with the Rzonca family. Some gave a one-time gift, some gave $88 a month for a year, and some brought together a giving team. All made it possible. As someone who builds our community, you are a Women Builder. This year, you are invited to build alongside the Swift family, the 2016 Women Build partner.