Homes #56 & #57 - Niagara Falls, Women Build (2017)

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5966 & 5972 Grey Avenue

Habitat Niagara's Women Build will see more than 300 women from across our region come together to build a two-unit, semi-detached home for two families in Niagara Falls from August to December.

Habitat Niagara’s Women Build promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes by hosting build projects with the majority of the planning and execution undertaken by women. Women Build is not about excluding men but it is all about including women!

These two houses will become homes for two local families, one with five children living in overcrowded, unsafe conditions, while the second will be an accessible home for a family with four children, one of whom requires a wheelchair.

Below is the Women Build Day schedule for our Niagara Falls homes. Each participant is asked to help fund the build through fundraising to have your exclusive day on the build site helping to build these homes!

For more information please click here.

*Participants must be 16 years of age or older

To register for your Women Build day, please contact Dawn Marie Cavasin, 905-685-7395 x204 or

Once your spot is confirmed you will receive an email notification confirming your date and additional details, then you can begin your fundraising!

Every participant is asked help fund the Women Build build through fundraising:

  • Individuals are asked to raise a minimum of $250 per Build Day
  • Corporate teams are required to donate a minimum of $2,500 per Build Day
  • Donations over $20 will receive a charitable tax receipt

NOTE: These funds help us to purchase the materials, services and land to build Habitat homes. If you are unable to fundraise your minimum amount you will be asked to donate the remainder of the amount on your build day to complete your fundraising goal.

We have easy ways to collect pledges!

  • Set-up an online personal fundraising page or your team's fundraising page by clicking here *NOTE: This does NOT resiger you for a build day. Please see above to reserve your build day prior to setting up a personal fundraising page.

  • Collect pledges in person and download a pledge form.

*$5,000 or major sponsorship

Please note that tasks cannot be guaranteed and are subject to change.

Date Task # of People House 1 House 2 Lunch Donated by
Saturday, August 19 Main Floor Framing 6 per house Niagara Girls Book Club (Melanie Cavasin, Stefanie DeMizio, Carla Rachello, Alana Rachello, Paula Rachello, Adriana Del Vastro) RESERVED: (Lindsay Clarke-Ovenden, Saher Ahmad, Heather Thrasher, Samantha Green, Barbara Atkinson, Lisa Tremblay)  
Monday, August 21 Framing Blitz *12 - 15 per house Realty Executives Plus Ltd. Brokerage John Deere Canada  
Monday, August 28 Basement Framing 6 per house Book Club Ladies (Laura Saelens, Kristen Gautreau, Melanie Dipaola, Lisa Burland, Michelle Zappitelli, Erin Giallonardo) InspireHealth Niagara Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls/Fallsview
Tuesday, August 29 Basement Framing 6 per house

Shelly Villella's Team

RESERVED: Amber Taylor, Kara Brown, Carolynn Ioannoni, Patty Rozell, Jessica Pychel ONLY 1 spot left!
Chippawa Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, August 30 Basement Framing 6 per house RESERVED: Tammy Booker, Karen Primmer, Tiffany Clark,
Lee Mestieri,Natasha Mizibrocky, Cindy Cruz
Charm and Hammer (Melinda Regnerus, Yvonne Veldboom, Jodi Klompmaker, Elza Folkerts, Deb DeBruyne, Wilma Harris) RTO/ERO - Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 14 - Niagara
Thursday,  August 31 Basement Framing 6 per house Niagara Casinos  Team House of Hammers (Zakia Hamdani, Carrie Cochrane, Elilia Kovacs, Ashley Robinson, Pamela Dilts, Jordin Marshall) River Road Retirement
Thursday, September 7 Decks 6 per house MMAD (Mothers Making A Difference): (Christine Lavey, Bonnie Bagnulo, Barbara Atkinson, Dawn Larocque, MaryAnn Sanecki, Hope Holland) RESERVED: Tammy Booker, Amy McGillis, Niki Naderi, Jesse Mathias, Katie McGillis, Brittany Elliot St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
Friday, September 8 Decks 6 per house Six Chicks Team: (Bobbijo Ford, Maria Bonadio, Ann Byford, Kim Markarian, Julie, Janice Guite) All Chicks on Deck (Debby Riesebosch, MaryAnn Ratcliffe, Bridget Nuttall, Jackie Gagnon, Mary Blom, Lyndi Andersen) Mary Ann Ratcliffe, Financial Planning Etc. 
Monday, September 11 Decks 6 per house The Wonder Women: (Kristen Dias, Kate Finora, Phyillis Gleeson, Tara Sabadin, Lindsay Warriner, Rebecca Martin) RESERVED: Carolynn Ioannoni, Sandy Gullion, Kate Kardwick, Andreana Brook, Stephanie Smith, Catherine Drapeau Little Caesars
Tuesday, September 26 Insulation 6 per house Niagara Casinos  Niagara Casinos East Side Mario's Italian Eatery / Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
Wednesday, September 27 Insulation 6 per house 610 CKTB

General Motors St. Catharines Propulsion Plant

Chippawa Presbyterian Church 
Thursday, September 28 Insulation 6 per house EMCO Ltd. Jill Ashmore's Team 
Vera Catani, Doug Ashmore, Susan Fulton, Pete Asadoorian, Julio Catani, Jill Ashmore
Mai Thai Cuisine Niagara Falls
Tuesday, October 10 Fence 8 people Reliance Reliance Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls-Fallsview
Thursday, October 20 Landscaping 10 - 12 per house Royal LePage Niagara   Embassy Suites by Hilton Niagara Falls-Fallsview
Monday, October 23 Flooring 6 per house Niagara Casinos  RESERVED: Tammy Booker, Rachel Sherriff, Adriana Kallio, Jennifer Langlois. Amanda Lucciola-Dowd, Jillian Woodhead Redeemer Bible Church 
Tuesday, October 24 Flooring 6 per house RESERVED: (Carolynn Ioannoni,  Andrea Laplante, Alison Young, Angela Peck, Lindsay Mooradian, Simone Bourke) Falls View Hose Brigade Wives Auxiliary (Christine Hess, Melissa Geddes, Keli Ryan, Dana Snyder, Pepper Gaston, Monica Orcutt) Chippawa Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, October 25 Flooring 6 per house FBT Inc. Jane McMillan, Maureen Neil, Roy Neil, Sue Timmermeister, Dawn Gerry, Carolynn Ioannoni, Erin Haid Wendy's
Thursday, October 26 Flooring 6 per house Shelly Villella's Team Curves Niagara Falls
(Margaret Matthews, Linda Andras, Carrie Macfile, Kathy Vallance, Joanne Arnold, Angie Brock)
Scotiabank Convention Centre Centerplate 
Friday, October 27 Flooring 6 per house 6 Pack: (Emily Schild, Jenn Myers, Liz McRoberts Strong, Robin Johnson, Michelle Butler, Nancie Taylor) Jill Ashmore's Team Jane McMillan, Barbara Forder, Tracy Guilmette, Rosa Maria Regis, Julia Manuel, ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT Redeemer Bible Church
Thursday, November 2 Trim 6 per house Carolynn Ioannoni, Brittany Elliot, Lisa Armstrong, Heather Whitson, Johanna Bevington, Rose Nangle Debi Vanderzanden's Team (Devi Vanderzanden, Laurie Coletti-White, Jayne Singer, Cathy Rosinski, Heather Soares, Janie Davison) St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church
Friday, November 3 Trim 6 per house Colliers International Niagara Ltd.  Kenmore Homes
Cathy McCann
Monday, November 6 Trim 6 per house We Nail it! (Heather Gillespie, Peggy Detlor, Rebecca Detlor, Nicole Detlor, Sarah Detlor, Diana O'Neill) Vintage Hotels Scotiabank Convention Centre Centerplate  
Tuesday, November 7 Trim 6 per house Niagara Canine Conditioning Centre, Inc. (Keri Evers, Barbara Lee, Marcia Ridley, Lisa Rhindress, Kelli bosco, Carlea Bovine)

Building Between the Wines (Jonna Wolfenberg, Jo Low, Katie Cuviello, Alexandra  Crawford, Janet Morettie, Cari Allan)

Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub 
Wednesday, November 8 Trim 6 per house 105.7 EZ ROCK Propack
Gooddine Catering
Thursday, November 9 Trim 6 per house Carrie Lewis, Royal LePage Niagara Dyanna Duangbupha, Jill Demoe, Sonia Curtis, Cherrill Savino, Stephanie Miller ONLY 1 SPOT AVAILABLE
Rivera Lundy Manor
Monday, November 13 Painting 6 per house RESERVED: Sandy Gullion, Jessie Dowdall, Emily Cater, Martina Kocmiel, Kaitlyn Dias, Aneta Fleming Carrie Lewis, Royal LePage Niagara  Zappi's Pizzeria
Tuesday November 14 Painting 6 per house Erin Marie, Cassandra Maddaloni, Johanna Bevington, Sue Bernier, Carolyn Nagel, Jason Fleming Avondale Stores Christ Church
Wednesday, November 15 Painting 6 per house Carolynn Ioannoni, Sam Driesel, Vanessa Jansen, Sonia Curtis, Cherrill Savino, Samantha Morris
Laurie Flasko's Team (Laurie Flasko, Christine Vizzari, Pam Krowchuk, Josephine Cavaliere, Trish Heidebrecht-Archibald, Bev Ross) Club Italia
Thursday, November 16 Painting 6 per house The Lady Paint Rollers: (Angela Rines, Pamela Thompson, Wendy Greco, Lisa Maves, Kelli Theal, Ashley Barrie) Curves Niagara Falls Club Italia
Friday, November 17 Painting 6 per house 5 L's + 1 H = Build it! (Laura Fakla, Lisa Whittingham, Liz Appelt Powell, Heather Chalmers, Sharon Marshall, Elizabeth Hunter)  CAA Niagara Stamford Lane United Church
Monday, November 20 Painting 6 per house Habitat homeowner friends and family City of Niagara Falls
RTO/ERO - Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 14 - Niagara
Monday, December 4 Finishing 6 per house Brock University Brock University Gino's Pizza
Tuesday, December 5 Finishing 6 per house Erin Marie, Sonia Curtis, Heather Whitson, Saniya Zafar, Misbah Shaikh, Angela Bachert, Teri Smirnios The Finishing Team (Angela Rines, Jordan Juliani, Christine Matys-Ballinger, Jennifer Sanderson, Tori Sanderson, Danielle Koldenhof) Lady of the Scapular
Thursday, December 14 Cleaning 6 per house Shelly Villella's Team Fallsview Casino Resort / Casino Niagara
Lee DesRosiers

Thank you!  Habitat would like to thank our major sponsors and partners for their generous support and contributions to this build!

Major sponsors and partners to date: CKTB 610, 105.7 EZ ROCK, Shelly Villella , John Deere Canada, Realty Executives Plus Ltd. Brokerage, Niagara Casinos, Carrie Lewis (Royal LePage Niagara), Allure, Halstead International, Super 8 Hotel, Royal LePage Niagara, Distinctive Designs & Cabinetry, Unique Kitchens of Burlington, Pollard Windows and Doors, Cotton Inc., Niagara Volunteer Framing Crews, Circle P Paving, Curves Niagara


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