A group of women is banding together to build a house in Fairborn for a single mother of two children.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton has launched its newest initiative — Women Building Together, which aims to empower women to build stronger communities. The local program will choose a single mother each year to benefit from the program, said Kim Schaaf, donor relations specialist.
Scaaf told this newspaper that a local woman, Krissy Day, and her two children will benefit from the program this year. The house will be built in Fairborn, and the ground breaking will happen sometime this summer.
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Several organizations like the Junior League of Dayton and the YWCA Dayton have committed to be involved. Women who work for companies like Winsupply and the Dayton Racquet Club are also serving on the committee for the Women Building Together program.
Habitat for Humanity will host a fundraiser for the program on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Dayton Racquet Club. Approximately 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Women Building Together. Special cocktails will be available for $5 and parking is complimentary in the Kettering Tower Garage.
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This isn’t the first house in Fairborn built this year by Habitat for Humanity. The Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn partnered with the organization to build a home for a family of African refugees. The family moved into their house two months ago.
More information about volunteering for Women Building Together can be found online.