Builder Fundraising Toolkit

Fundraising at least $350 to participate in Women Build may seem daunting at first, but once you get started, you’ll see how quickly small donations add up. For example, if you get 10 friends to each contribute $35, you’ve made your goal! Below are sample communications you can copy and paste or change to make your own.

Check out our Women Build Resource page for more helpful information about this years build!

Offline Donations (Checks, Cash & In-kind)

Use the forms below to complete offline builder or team donations, or if an in-kind donor would like acknowledgement for their gift from Habitat.

Text Messages

  • Hey! I’m excited to participate in the Habitat Women Build this year. Along with my teammates, I will be building homes for two local deserving women. My personal fundraising goal is $X. Would you be willing to contribute a donation to fund my team’s day on the site? [personal link]
  • You might have seen my posts about the upcoming Women Build – I’m pumped to get to the build site and make a home for two fantastic local moms! Would you like to make donation to help fund my team’s day on the build? [personal link]
  • In X days I get to join my Women Build teammates in constructing 2 homes for 2 deserving local women. I’m still fundraising to cover my day on the build – would you be willing to chip in $x? [personal link]

Email Samples

Below are examples of emails you can send to friends, family, co-workers and other members of your network. Adapt one of the emails below to fit your voice and audience, then send away. Don’t forget to add your personal donation page link!

Don’t forget to say thanks!

  • Donor Thank You Email Template
  • Custom Women Build note cards (blank inside) are available for use. Please email to arrange a pick-up at the Habitat Main Office: 3135 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

Women Build Note Cards – Available for pick-up

Visit the Habitat Main Office to pick up Women Build note cards (blank inside) to send a thank you to any of your supporters, should they be donors, spouses, babysitters, etc.


  • Is your team hosting a fundraising event? Let us know here. Information you share will be automatically added to a spreadsheet for all builders to see.
  • If you want to support another fundraising event, find out more information from the spreadsheet here. 

Fundraising Best Practices Zoom

Meet our 2024 Homebuyers

The Berry Family

Joanna is mother to Brayden (11), Elizabeth (8), and Emma (5). She works as a preschool teacher at Christ United Methodist Preschool. “Being a homeowner will mean so much to me and my kids. Being able to come to a home instead of an apartment means we can enjoy a backyard for once.”

Read more about The Berry Family’s story.

The Carter Family

Kionye’ is mother to 2-year-old Kimari and works as a Customer Care Representative at Lowes Home Improvement. They attend Eastern Star Church. “My goals are to make this a safe haven and allow my son to grow in this home. I am looking forward to building and adding new things for a brand-new start.”  Kionye’ is looking forward to building her home with the 2023 Women Build!

Read more about The Carter Family’s story.

Meet our 2024 Women Build Homebuyers – short

Meet our 2024 Women Build Homebuyers – full

Share Social Graphics

Use graphics and text to help boost your fundraising efforts. Many times, these posts serve as reminders to personal asks you’ve made or generate smaller, more timely gifts. Click any image for a larger file to save and share.

Click here to visit our Flickr page where you can download pictures from the kickoff and team build days to post.