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Let’s Build a House with Chicago Women Build

by Jessica Vogl

UPDATE: The Chicago Women Build event has happened (we reached our team fundraising goal), and the giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for next year!

This month I am joining Habitat for Humanity for the Chicago Women Build — an annual event where 500 women come together to build homes for women-led families here in Chicago. Some of the women building will become the future owners of these homes. To help spread the word about the Women Build and to help fundraise for our team — the Drywall Divas! — I’m hosting my very first Instagram giveaway! Together, let’s build a house, and perhaps win some delicious baked goods in the process!

If you popped over here from Instagram, welcome! Or if this is your first time seeing this, horray! So here’s the deal: I’m hosting a giveaway on my Instagram page that is open now until October 15 at 12:00pm CT.

What is the Chicago Women Build?

I’m glad you asked! Women Build is an annual event that Habitat for Humanity hosts in cities across the country. This is the third year I’ve joined the build and the first year I’ve joined as a team captain! During the month of October, 500 women will come together to build homes for women-led families here in Chicago. Stable, quality and affordable homeownership is important, and unfortunately women face more barriers to homeownership than men.

If you’d like to learn more about why the Women Build matters, you can check it out here.

An element of our participation in the build is fundraising. Our team has a goal of raising $7,000 and we’re just over halfway there! If you’re at all interested in contributing, you can do so here. Even a little goes a long way!

What will you win in the giveaway?

I will be choosing 2 lucky winners to win a box of homemade goodies — made by me — that will be shipped directly to your door! I’m already plotting ideas of what would be great to include in these boxes, but I will make the final selections based on any dietary needs (for example, if you’re allergic to nuts, then it wouldn’t make sense to send spiced, roasted nuts!).

How can I enter?

To enter:

  1. “Like” this post (it’s the same as the image above) on my Instagram page
  2. Comment with a treat that you’d love to see in this box
  3. Tag a friend you’d like to enjoy it with!

That’s it! It’s really that simple!

Winners must be based in the continental US. This promotion is in no way sponsored, administrated, or associated with Instagram, Inc.

When will you choose the winners?

The 2 lucky winners will be chosen on Friday, October 15 at 12:00pm CT and announced in my Instagram stories.

Why is this a blog post if the giveaway is on Instagram?

Super valid question. I like where your mind is at! Instagram won’t let me share links on my posts (you have to have a certain number of followers to do so), so I needed a way to share this information in a way that people can refer back to it over the next 2 weeks while the giveaway is open, while still also being able to share other links on my blog.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? I’d love to hear it all! Thank you for reading and thank you for your support!

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