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Ann Simms Memorial Women Build

Empowering Women to Build Better Communities

Ann Simms founded Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton’s Women Build program in the year 2000. She had volunteered on a Women Build project in Florida and knew that the women and women-owned businesses in Dayton would support such a wonderful event. Since then, our affiliate has hosted an annual Women Build utilizing a majority of women volunteers and donors to build a safe and affordable home for a local single mother. The goal of Women Build is to empower and inspire women to build better communities and to make the world a safer place for women and children.

Ann passed away in July of 2019, just shy of her 85th birthday. We are honoring Ann’s life by dedicating our 2020 Women Build in her memory to create the Ann Simms Memorial Women Build. We plan to carry on the work Ann started, to empower women and improve communities. 

The Ann Simms Memorial Women build will kick off in May of 2020. 


COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in support of Governor DeWine's order, our Ann Simms Memorial Women Build has been postponed. We hope to be able to safely start the build soon and will post updates as soon as they are available. Thank you for your understanding. 


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