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2020 Women Build


Across our community, women and children are the most impacted by substandard living conditions. The Knoxville Habitat Women Build is your opportunity to join other women in spotlighting the housing challenges local women face. At the same time, you’ll help to build a safe, permanent home with a special mother and her family.

You are invited to devote one day (or more!) to help a local family build their home. Join us, and invite your friends!

We’ll kick off on this summer, and for six Saturdays women will unite for a common purpose, overcome challenges and raise awareness to the barriers that women face in securing affordable homes.

With your support of the 2020 Women Build, we can continue empowering women to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance.

Coins image - Donate to the 2019 Women Build


Your support for the 2020 Women Build will provide a hand up to a local mother as she achieves her dream of homeownership. 


Key Icon - Fundraising


Recruit a team of like-minded ladies to help you reach your fundraising goal. With your help, we will bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.


House Icon - Sponsor the 2019 Women Build


Sponsor the 2019 Women Build! Your support will provide a hand up to a local family and also help create a community where everyone has an affordable place to live. We invite small businesses to join Women Build Ambassadors by hosting a fundraiser.


Hammer - Volunteer at the 2019 Women Build


Volunteering offers an opportunity for individuals and groups to learn new skills and meet new people. Above all, volunteers help a deserving family build a safe, affordable home! Spots are limited. Sign up today!


Meet the Women Build Family

Koresa is a confident mom, businesswoman and overcomer who has worked hard for her achievements. After moving around a lot as a child, Koresa knew she wanted more for her family. She worked to put herself through undergraduate school and earned a bachelor’s degree in business. Upon quickly learning the difficulties of getting a job on her degree alone, Koresa then decided to enroll in cosmetology school.

While attending classes, Koresa had her two sons, Brandon and Bryce. Following her graduation in 2012, she began her career as a cosmetologist and eventually hired an assistant to help, which led her to the opportunity to open her own salon.

Despite her successful cosmetology career, Koresa has been unable to obtain an affordable mortgage in a safe area of town. She currently lives in a two-bedroom rental with her two sons, now 8 and 10, and her mother. Unfortunately, stories like Koresa’s are not uncommon. Home values have steadily increased while wages have remained stagnant, which makes it challenging for hardworking single parents like Koresa to afford a traditional mortgage.

With the support of Knoxville Habitat, Women Build sponsors, fundraising volunteers and other gracious donors, Koresa and her family will achieve the strength and stability that only comes with affordable homeownership.