HFHSTW Women Build


Women Build is an annual project in which Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West empowers women 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 2016 sponsor form. The sponsorship deadline is September 16th 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 2016. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your brand and organization through your partnership with Habitat STW's Women Build.

ITC Promotional Marketing Group will be donating back 50% of the profits to Habitat STW Women Build for any co-branded Women Build swag bag item purchased through them for this event. Click here to browse their selection of swag bag items and ideas that are perfect for Women Build 2016!

Become a Sponsor


Be a Volunteer

The Women Build 2016 volunteer calendar can accommodate 25 volunteers per day. Volunteer dates are September 27th through October 29th. 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, Danielle Wilczynski, to set up your volunteer date. If you have any questions please contact contact Danielle Wilczynski 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 $38,000 toward building safe, affordable housing. Download the 2016 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 Homeowners

Meet Carly McHugh
Meet the McGee Family


Directions to the Women Build 2016 Build Site

The Women Build 2016 construction site will be at 70424 8th Street in Covington off of Harrison Avenue (Dogpound). There is no direct access from Harrison onto 8th Street. Therefore, you will need to turn onto 6th or 9th Street off of Harrison Avenue. To see a map with the address, click here.


Women Build Committee Members

Patty Accornero, Ballard Brands & PJs
Beth Assaf, Rug Chic
Sharon Bostwick, Coldwell Bankers
Megan Brassette, Pool Corp
Jodi Canadas, Rain Carbon
Nicole Castleberry, Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Julie Clark
Lizby Eustis, Keller Williams
Cindy Fandal, Keller Williams
Jennifer Gitz, Ballard Brands & PJs
Jennifer Grigsby, Rain Carbon
CJ Ladner, CJ Ladner State Farm Agency
Patsy Lang, Keller Williams
Lauren Lee, Citizen's Bank & Trust
Nancy Lee, Ron Lee Homes
Shannon O'Toole, Notes for Notes
Celia Palazzo, Habitat Board Member
Cindy Petry, Attorney at Law
Betty Ross
Michelle Senat
Phoebe Whealdon, Coldwell Bankers
Stacey Whittemore, BCSW Public Schools
Cynthia Widlitze, St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce
Ann Wise, Louisiana Custom Closets
Maurer van Voorthuysen, Habitat STW Board Chair


Women Build 2016 Sponsors

Legacy Builder

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Community Builder

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Neighborhood Builder

Home Bank
Louis Ross Jr. & Betty Ross
Painting with a Twist

Leadership Builder

Asset One
Blue Williams, LLP
Covington Rotary
DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
Howell & Associates
ITC Promotional Marketing Group
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Merrill Lynch
Northlake Mandeville Rotary Club
PJ's Coffee and Tea
Plexus Worldwide Barbara Dillon
Pool Corporation
Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP
Resource Bank
Safelite AutoGlass
Stirling Properties
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Trinity Medical Services
Truitt Law Firm

Independence Builder

CLECO Power
Environmental Business Specialists, LLC
Keller Williams Realty
msh Architects
Murphy Marine Inspections
Pelican Athletic Club

Family Builder

Acme Brick
Bmac Interiors/Terpsichore
Brett Petry Architect
Citizens Bank & Trust Co.
CJ Ladner State Farm
Coldwell Banker TEC Realtors
Investar Bank
Krewe of Eve, Lion King Float
Larry and Johnette Champagne
NOLA Lending
Phoebe Whealdon
Reagan & Reagan CPA, LLC
RE/MAX Elite
Women of Infinite Possibilities