Women Build Co- Chairs Melinda Garvey & Neha Sampat Kick-Off 2022 Women Build at the Kendra Scott Flagship
Q: Describe the Importance of the Austin Habitat 2022 Women Build?
A: Women Build is pivotal to the mission of Austin Habitat for Humanity. It encourages women to champion a cause where 63% of the beneficiaries are single mothers and encourages women to come out on-site and experience the process—and power—of a community build.
Q: Why Is Women’s Empowerment Vital in Our Community?
A: Championing women has never been more important—especially for diverse women. The largest transference of wealth is happening now, and women are the key beneficiaries. Empowering women to continue to use that wealth to drive change in our community is critical and will create a generational impact.
Melinda Garvey & Neha Sampat Engaging With Community Leaders at the Women Build Kick-Off Event at the Kendra Scott Flagship
Q: What About the Austin Habitat Mission Resonates With You?
A: With housing everywhere becoming more and more expensive and out of reach to even those who could have afforded to be a homeowner ten years ago, Habitat’s mission to provide affordable housing and the dignity that comes with homeownership is paramount. Austin Habitat for Humanity is leading the way with aggressive build goals to serve the growing need in our community.
Q: How Can Other Women Engage in Affordable Housing?
A: It is vital that women understand the options available to them—including affordable housing. Mothers will do almost anything to give their kids a safe, dignified place to grow up—and Austin Habitat for Humanity is the answer in many cases. We need to make sure that women know this is an option and how they can qualify for an affordable home through Austin Habitat’s programs and services.
Melinda Garvey & Neha Sampat Sharing Words of Empowerment at the Women Build Kick-Off Event at the Kendra Scott Flagship