Topeka FUNdraiser for Habitat for Humanity ‘Women Build’

Photo from Topeka Habitat for Humanity


Raising money for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build is easy with their upcoming event called “Hammers and Ales.” May 11 from 6-10pm Norseman Brewing Company will be donating 20% of all beer sales back to Topeka Habitat for Humanity to help further their mission of building homes, empowering families and strengthening our community.

Women Build Week in Topeka will be May 5-11. As they wrap Women Build Week, on May 11, they will have photos and highlights from the week on display during this fundraising event. They will also have raffles, games, a photo booth, great food, and beer. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome.


On May 5th-11th local Women Build volunteers will be building on Topeka Habitat’s 106th home at 3335 SE Powell Street. Volunteers can sign-up online at

Habitat and Lowe’s encourage all women to volunteer—no construction skills or experience in Habitat builds necessary!

For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are engaging women to work together to build Habitat homes during this year’s National Women Build Week from May 5-13. In preparation for the build week, Topeka Habitat and Lowe’s are hosting “how to” clinics to equip volunteers with knowledge and skills in construction and home interior, basic safety techniques and what to expect when building a Habitat home. These clinics are open to Habitat volunteers and fellow women volunteers during this year’s National Women Build Week.



Locally, Lowe’s will host free how-to-clinics in Topeka, KS on the following dates:

How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools                          April 10th @ 6 pm

How to Install Exterior Siding                                               April 24th @ 6 pm

How to Install Insulation and Drywall                                  May 8th @ 6 pm

How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim                          May 22nd @ 6 pm

National Women Build Week, a nationwide initiative created by Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s in 2008, has brought together more than 117,000 all-women construction volunteers to build or repair homes with nearly 5,000 families over the past 10 years. This year, Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to Habitat for Humanity to support the 2018 National Women Build Week, which is set to take place in 300 communities nationwide.

Since Lowe’s national partnership with Habitat for Humanity began in 2003, the home improvement company has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions. To learn more about National Women Build Week, visit

About Topeka Habitat for Humanity:

THFH is a non-profit, non-denomination Christian housing ministry that brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  Dedicated to ending substandard housing THFH builds simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families’ in-need.   Qualifying families receive homeownership education, connectedness to their communities as they volunteer 300-600 “sweat equity” hours and ultimately, an opportunity to own their own home through an interest-free loan. Habitat homes are built by high school students earning academic credit in career-technical education courses at three local high schools, the homes are placed on donated lots, and finished by volunteers and homeowners. All of these efforts are additionally supported by the Topeka ReStore, which sells donated home improvement items at a discount to raise funds for THFH. For more information visit or call 785-234-4322.

About Lowe’s in the Community:

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Gives Foundation together have contributed more than $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.


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