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Mary Mascher Women Build Week & Frame-A-Thon logo
A critical component of every home is a strong and sturdy frame. We invite the community to help make the frame of the Mary Mascher Women Build home even stronger by adding some love to each 2'x4' or stud that will frame the home! 
Consider a donation and decorate a stud for the Mary Mascher Women Build home!

Pick up a 2'x4' from the Habitat office, decorate it, and return it to IVHFH. Boards returned by April 27 will be displayed at the Women Build Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Help us reach our $55,000 fundraising goal to support construction of the Mary Mascher Women Build home and Helping Hands repair. We suggest individuals make a $50.00 to decorate their 2'x4'. Businesses, please consider a $500.00 donation to sponsor your 2'x4'.

Studs can be decorated with paint and markers. You can get as creative as possible! Artwork, poetry, words of encouragement to the family, etc. Remember, these boards will live on forever in the structure of the home, filling the house with the community's messages of love, support, and hope for the future homeowners, Romance and Etienne and their four children!

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY: Come back and join us on Saturday, April 29 at 10:00 AM where we will have your 2'x4' displayed at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Mary Mascher Women Build home!

We will invite all participants to join us again in the fall when the frame of the Women Build home is complete. You will have an opportunity to see where your stud was placed in the structure of the home.
More about Women Build Week
IVHFH 2023 Women Build Week is a special kickoff celebration of the Mary Mascher Women Build taking place April 23-29.
Dine Out for Women Build - Wednesday, April 26, 4-9 PM. Wednesday, April 26, Short's Burger and Shine downtown Iowa City will share 15% of sales from 4-9 PM with IVHFH to benefit Women Build! 
Volunteer Day - Thursday, April 27, 8 AM-5 PM. Volunteers will help lay sod and complete related tasks at the 2022 Women Build home located at 780 Barber Place in Iowa City. Register to volunteer here: https://build.iowavalleyhabitat.org/volunteer_calendar
Women Build Groundbreaking Ceremony - Saturday, April 29, 10 AM. Join the Women Build committee and Habitat homeowners as we break ground at the site of the 13th Women Build home, 2637 Blazing Star Drive in Iowa City.

Read more about the IVHFH Homeownership program.

Read more about the Helping Hands Home Repair program.




2'x4' Stud of 100 completed


Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity logo
In Support of Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
We envision a world in which each person has a decent place to live. Locally, we partner with both current and future homeowners, local businesses, residents, and social service organizations to construct and renovate safe, decent, affordable housing in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Louisa, and Washington Counties.  We also secure affordable financing so that homeowners in our program save thousands of dollars over the life of their mortgage.   Globally, we work to remove barriers to decent housing by supporting Global Village trips and tithing to Habitat for Humanity global builds.  Together with our community, Habitat homeowners gain the strength, stability, and self-reliance needed to build better lives and stronger communities.


INDIVIDUALS! Consider a suggested donation of $50.00 in support of Women Build! Get creative--you can decorate your 2'x4' with artwork, poetry, words of encouragement for the future homeowners, and more!



BUSINESSES! Consider a suggested donation of $500.00 in support of Women Build! Decorate your 2'x4' with your name and logo and have team members sign their name and leave messages of hope and encouragement for the future homeowners!