Homes #56 & #57 - Niagara Falls, Women Build (2017)

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Habitat Niagara's Women Build will see more than 300 women from across our region come together to build a two-unit, semi-detached home for two families in Niagara Falls from August to December.

Habitat Niagara’s Women Build promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes by hosting build projects with the majority of the planning and execution undertaken by women. Women Build is not about excluding men but it is all about including women!

These two houses will become homes for two local families, one with five children living in overcrowded, unsafe conditions, while the second will be an accessible home for a family with four children, one of whom requires a wheelchair.

Below is the Women Build Day schedule for our Niagara Falls homes. Each participant is asked to help fund the build through fundraising to have your exclusive day on the build site helping to build these homes!

For more information please click here.

*Participants must be 16 years of age or older

To register for your Women Build day, please contact Dawn Marie Cavasin, 905-685-7395 x204 or

Once your spot is confirmed you will receive an email notification confirming your date and additional details, then you can begin your fundraising!

Every participant is asked help fund the Women Build build through fundraising:

  • Individuals are asked to raise a minimum of $250
  • Corporate teams are required to donate a minimum of $2,500
  • Donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt

We have easy ways to collect pledges!

  • Set-up an online personal fundraising page or your team's fundraising page by clicking here *NOTE: This does NOT resiger you for a build day. Please see above to reserve your build day prior to setting up a personal fundraising page.

  • Collect pledges in person and download a pledge form.

*$5,000 or major sponsorship

Please note that tasks cannot be guaranteed and are subject to change.

Date Task # of People House 1 House 2 Lunch Donated by
Saturday, August 19 Main Floor Framing 6 per house Niagara Girls Book Club RESERVED: Lindsay Clarke-Ovenden, Saher Ahmad, Sue Board, Samantha Green, Barbara Atkinson, Lisa Tremblay  
Monday, August 21 Framing Blitz *12 - 15 per house Realty Executives Plus Ltd. Brokerage John Deere Canada  
Monday, August 28 Basement Framing 6 per house Book Club Ladies InspireHealth Niagara  
Tuesday, August 29 Basement Framing 6 per house

Shelly Villella's Team

RESERVED: Amber Taylor, Kara Brown, Carolynn Ioannoni, Sue Bernier, Patty Rozell, Jessica Pychel
Wednesday, August 30 Basement Framing 6 per house Tammy Booker, Karen Primmer, Tiffany Clark,
Lee Mestieri,
Natasha Mizibrocky, Cindy Cruz
Charm and Hammer  
Thursday,  August 31 Basement Framing 6 per house Niagara Casinos  Team House of Hammers  
Thursday, September 7 Decks 6 per house MMAD (Mothers Making A Difference) Tammy Booker, Amy McGillis, Niki Naderi, Jesse Mathias, Katie McGillis, Brittany Elliot  
Friday, September 8 Decks 6 per house Six Chicks Team All Chicks on Deck  
Monday, September 11 Decks 6 per house The Wonder Women Carolynn Ioannoni, Sandy Gullion, Kate Kardwick, Andreana Brook, Stephanie Smith, Catherine Drapeau  
Tuesday, September 26 Insulation 6 per house Niagara Casinos  Lucky Ladies  
Wednesday, September 27 Insulation 6 per house 610 CKTB Stephanie Thompson's Team  
Thursday, September 28 Insulation 6 per house EMCO Ltd. Jill Ashmore's Team  
Thursday, October 12 Landscaping 10 - 12 per house Royal LePage Niagara Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority  
Monday, October 23 Flooring 6 per house Niagara Casinos  RESERVED: Tammy Booker, Rachel Sherriff, Adriana Kallio, Jennifer Langlois. Amanda Lucciola-Dowd, Jillian Woodhead  
Tuesday, October 24 Flooring 6 per house Carolynn Ioannoni,  Andrea Laplante, Alison Young, Angela Peck, Lindsay Mooradian, Simone Bourke Falls View Hose Brigade Wives Auxiliary   
Wednesday, October 25 Flooring 6 per house Eco Chic Jill Ashmore's Team   
Thursday, October 26 Flooring 6 per house Shelly Villella's Team Margaret Matthews Team  
Friday, October 27 Flooring 6 per house 6 Pack Jill Ashmore's Team   
Thursday, November 2 Trim 6 per house Carolynn Ioannoni, Brittany Elliot, Lisa Armstrong 3 spots left Debi Vanderzanden's team  
Friday, November 3 Trim 6 per house Colliers International Niagara Ltd.  RESERVED  
Monday, November 6 Trim 6 per house We Nail it! Vintage Hotels  
Tuesday, November 7 Trim 6 per house   RESERVED   
Wednesday, November 8 Trim 6 per house 105.7 EZ ROCK Rebecca Follows' Team RESERVED
Thursday, November 9 Trim 6 per house Carrie Lewis, Royal LePage Niagara Tammy Booker, Dyanna Duangbupha, Jill Demoe 3 spots left  
Monday, November 13 Painting 6 per house Sandy Gullion, Jessie Dowdall, Alex Deganis, Emily Cater, Martina Kocmiel, Kaitlyn Dias   Carrie Lewis, Royal LePage Niagara  
Tuesday November 14 Painting 6 per house Erin Marie, Lauren Ivanchuk, Nance Lester, Cassandra Maddaloni 2 spots left Missy Sauer's Team  
Wednesday, November 15 Painting 6 per house Carolynn Ioannoni, Sam Driesel, Vanessa Jansen  3 spots left Laurie Flasko's Team  
Thursday, November 16 Painting 6 per house The Lady Paint Rollers Allstate Insurance Company of Canada  
Friday, November 17 Painting 6 per house 5 L's + 1 H = Build it! CAA Niagara  
Monday, November 20 Painting 6 per house Handi Sandi's Crew  RESERVED  
Monday, December 4 Finishing 6 per house Brock University Brock University  
Tuesday, December 5 Finishing 6 per house Erin Marie 5 spots left The Finishing Team  
Thursday, December 14 Cleaning 6 per house Shelly Villella's Team RESERVED  

Thank you!  Habitat would like to thank our major sponsors and partners for their generous support and contributions to this build!

Major sponsors and partners to date: CKTB 610, 105.7 EZ ROCK, MacIntosh Villella Realty Team, John Deere,

Special thanks to the businesses for providing meals to our work-site volunteers:

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Thank you to our donors, they really make a difference!