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.
Volunteer as an Individual
Volunteer opportunities for the Ann Simms Memorial Women Build will after the first of the year. If you are interested in volunteering as an individual on the next Women Build project, sign up using the following form. We will contact you as soon as we set the date for the build.