Habitat STW Women Build

Women Build is an annual project in which Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West empowers women, without excluding men, to build homes, enabling them to positively impact the lives of families by making home ownership a reality. Last year in western St. Tammany, over 400 volunteers contributed 3,000 volunteer hours during October to help build two homes in Covington.

Women possess all that's needed to create dramatic change in our community. From volunteering to donating, there are many ways to contribute to the success of this program:
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Become a Sponsor or Donor

Download the Women Build 2017 sponsor form. The sponsorship deadline is September 15th to be included in promotional material. Have questions? Please contact Jennifer Messina via email or phone at (985) 893-3172 ext 232.

As part of your organization's sponsorship, you will be given the opportunity to contribute one item for the swag bag given to every volunteer during Women Build 2017. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your brand and organization through your partnership with Habitat STW's Women Build.

ITC.4 Promo has put together a menu of items for your review in case you would like to co-brand with Habitat. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat STW from items purchased through ITC.4. These are all items that could easily be used on a construction site or you are more than welcomed to provide your own promo item. View the items ITC4 offers by clicking here.

Become a Sponsor

Be a Volunteer

The Women Build 2017 volunteer calendar can accommodate 25 volunteers per day. Volunteer dates are October 3rd through October 31st. The build days are Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-3pm. We welcome your office, group of friends or individual volunteers!

Use the PayPal link below to make your $30 volunteer donation. Once that is complete, you will receive an email confirmation from our Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Melucci, to set up your volunteer date. If you have any questions please contact contact Katie Melucci via email or phone at (985) 893-3172 ext 222 for more information.

Be A Volunteer

Become a WATCH member

W.A.T.C.H. is a group of dedicated ladies who ensure Women Build continues to thrive in western St. Tammany. It began in 2009 when a group of women accepted the challenge by pledging $1,000 a year. In recognition and appreciation of their support, members wear a hand-crafted glass lapel pin created by Carol Lapari designs. In 2016, W.A.T.C.H. women donated $35,000 toward building safe, affordable housing.

Local artist, Gretchen Armbruster, has generously offered to donate an oil portrait to benefit W.A.T.C.H. 2017. Every person that becomes a W.A.T.C.H. member this year will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the portrait sitting. The drawing for the winner will be held at the last social of the year in October. Want to increase your chances of winning the portrait sitting?... your name will be entered for every donation you make, in increments of $1,000, to W.A.T.C.H. this year!
Download the 2017 W.A.T.C.H. sign up form here. If you have any questions please contact contact Jennifer Messina via email or phone at (985) 893-3172 ext 232 for more information.

If you would like to pay monthly on your W.A.T.C.H. membership, please contact contact Jennifer Messina via email or phone at (985) 893-3172 ext 232 to get set up on a monthly recurring payment.

Become a W.A.T.C.H. Member

Meet Our Women Build Homebuyers

Meet Felicia Gaines and her family by clicking here.

Meet Lekeita Anthony and her family by clicking here.

Directions to the Women Build 2017 Build Site

The Women Build 2017 construction site will be on 35th Street in Covington. Stay tuned for more details!

Women Build & W.A.T.C.H. 2017 Co-Chairs

Lizby Eustis is the Women Build 2017 Committee Chair. She will work with the committee to lead the way as we begin to recruit our sponsors, volunteers and will lead the planning for Hammers and Heels, a new Women Build awareness event.

Daina Short is the W.A.T.C.H. 2017 Chair. She will work alongside Lizby and the committee to keep our current members up to date on all of our socials and events. She will also work to recruit people that would like to host a W.A.T.C.H. social.

If you have any questions about Women Build or W.A.T.C.H. please feel free to contact Lizby via email or Daina via email.

Women Build 2017 Sponsors

Legacy Builder

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Community Builder


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Neighborhood Builder



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Leadership Builder

Avanti Senior Living
Bin There Dump That
Blue Williams
Bmac Interiors
Covington Rotary
Doerr Furniture
Donahue Favret
Howell & Associates
Looking Glass Salon & Spa
NOLA Lending
Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club
PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP
Resource Bank
Safelite AutoGlass
Society of Louisiana CPAs
Southern Hotel
Stirling Properties
Truitt Law Firm

Independence Builder

Artmasters Screenprinting
Blitch Knevel Architects, LLC
CJ Ladner State Farm
Friend of Habitat
Heritage Bank
Keller Williams
MSH Architects
Pelican Energy Consultants, LLC
St. Tammany HomeBuilders Charitable Trust

Family Builder

Brett Petry Architects
Citizens Bank & Trust
Coldwell Banker
Environmental Business Specialists, LLC
Glitter Dat, LLC
ITC.4 Promotions
John E. Bonneau & Associates, Inc.
Kathy Brackley
Murphy Appraisal Services
Ron Lee Homes
RE/MAX Elite