WE HAVE A DATE! The next She Builds OKC will be September 15th,2018!
Real Talk: Women across the country are working hard to make ends meet
yet one in seven women lives in poverty and unsafe homes.
Join Rebuilding Together OKC’s first ever women led community impact initiative! Participating in the She Builds initiative connects you to a national movement of empowering women to become change makers in their communities! Please know this is not a women-only event, all are welcome to get involved!
The She Builds OKC Main Event will be held on Saturday, September 16th with hundreds of volunteers will revitalize two homes for senior women living in Midwest City’s Mcgregor Heights neighborhood. There will be an 8 a.m. kickoff in the parking lot of the Church of God located at 1420 N. Christine Dr. with t-shirt pickup, coffee/donuts, and site assignments. Lunch will be provided and the day will conclude at 4 p.m.! Sign-up here (Team: She Builds OKC) Want to be on the same site as your pals? Register your team by completing the form located in the FAQs below!
No skills? No problem! The She Builds OKC Home Repair Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 19th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at The Home Depot on 1600 S Sooner Rd. in Oklahoma City. We will be teaching basic skills needed to improve the health and safety of your home and provide assistance to your neighbors in need. While the workshop is not required in order to be a part of the Main Event, it is highly encouraged. Plus, it will be fun! Sign-up here.
Wanna do more? Can’t make it to the aforementioned events? Sign-up for OG&E’s Big Orange Day to complete prep work for the Main Event and learn new skills on site! They will be on site September 15th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Kick off begins at 1420 N. Christine Dr. in Midwest City. Sign-up here. (Team: She Builds OKC OGE, if doing Main Event as well write “both” in the skills section)
Don’t miss the Crusaders Rugby Team’s Running of the Bulls Pub Crawl benefitting Rebuilding Together OKC’s She Builds OKC efforts! This event takes place on September 9th and begins at Bleu Garten located at 301 NW 10th St, OKC. To learn more check out the Facebook Event here.
Volunteering and the services provided are free, but Rebuilding Together OKC’s ongoing revitalization efforts are not. That’s why we are encouraging participants to set-up a CrowdRise profile! By financially investing in the She Builds OKC initiative you’re showing a commitment to community. Every generous dollar donated fuels the continuing mobilization of neighbors showing up to help their neighbors in need. Get started here.
***Needing a bit more information? Scroll down to the read more FAQs. Not seeing an answer there? Give us a call at 405.607.0464 or email email@example.com.
Honorary Event Chair: Lacie Lowry
You can watch Lacie Lowry weekdays on News 9 this morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Oklahoma has become a beloved second home for Lacie. She spends much of her time outside of television working with nonprofits and serving on various community panels. In her downtime, Lacie loves to play softball and volleyball with her News 9 coworkers, watch the OKC Thunder and be outdoors with her rescue dog. We’re thrilled to have her serve as the She Builds OKC Honorary Event Chair and appreciate her commitment to neighbors in need! Learn more about Lacie at the link.
Partner Agency: Women Lead Oklahoma
Mission: Women Lead Oklahoma is a statewide nonprofit that promotes the engagement and inclusion of women in civic life. We are building a community of dynamic, engaged women leaders across our state. Learn more by visiting www.womenleadok.org
The Home Depot
West Elm (Oklahoma City)
*Special Event Sponsors are critical to Rebuilding Together OKC’s fundraising success and provide an excellent way to enhance your support for the community! Sponsorships offer various tiers of sponsor recognition – all with marketing benefits – including product/information distribution, social media announcements, signage, and speaking opportunities at the kickoff event. For more information contact Ashley Combs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.607.0464.
Is this a women-only event?
No! In 2016, 73% of the homes repaired by Rebuilding Together OKC were owned by women, 90% of which were women of color. This is why we’re partnering with Women Lead Oklahoma to highlight the importance of women taking leadership roles in making a difference for themselves and other women in the communities in which we live. So in short, all are welcome to participate but we’re inviting women to step up and lead the pack!
How old do I need to be to volunteer?
Age 14 and older.
Is workshop attendance required for She Builds OKC event participation?
While not required, it’s highly encouraged that you attend. We promise it will be a good time!
Does this cost anything?
Volunteering is free, as it should be. However, we’re challenging every participant to raise $250 through the She Builds CrowdRise campaign! Every dollar is a commitment to Rebuilding Together OKC’s revitalization efforts provided year-round at no cost for neighbors in need.
You want me to raise money?
Yes, please. Hear us out! Setting up a CrowdRise profile is super easy and we’ve got tips and tricks to assist in your fundraising efforts along the way. No matter where you end up, we guarantee that when all of the She Builds OKC donations are combined, a huge impact will be made in the community we all hold so near and dear. P.S. since incentives never hurt anybody, raise the most and you’ll win a super pack of goodies from local businesses!!!
What’s the deal with team vs. individual sign-up?
Signing up as a team ensures you’ll be placed at the same site as your besties, co-workers, or crew. However, please note that every volunteer, team or no team, needs to go through the same individual sign-up process. If you would like to create a team for you and your squad fill out the form below and we’ll make it happen!