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Teaming Up to Help Habitat for Humanity Chicago’s Women Build

ESD will be represented by two teams at this year’s event to create affordable houses for female homebuyers.

It’s been said the best journeys take you home. Two teams of volunteers from ESD have joined forces to make that destination a reality for Chicago area women. Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build is an annual event that seeks to overcome the gender barriers to homeownership. Workplace Solutions Practice Leader, Julie Lardenoit, says she originally got involved with the effort at last year’s event as a way to support other women. Lardenoit said “I’ve worked hard but I’ve also been very lucky. Not many women have had the same opportunities to be successful. Home ownership can make a meaningful difference in these women’s lives and I’m happy to be a small part of it.”

With a community of 500+ Chicago area women, the group hopes to raise $375,000 for this year’s event. ESD Teams will be rolling up their sleeves to help with construction on October 21.

Active community involvement and support is just one of the ways ESD lives its mission to improve society through the built environment.

To learn more about the event or to show your support for the ESD teams, visit Team ESD 1 and Team ESD 2.

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