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Just The Facts:

Toolbelt Divas

THE WOMEN OF AIKEN have shown that they know a thing or two about power drills and hammers—enough to build a whole house, even. Celebrating the theme, Women Helping Women—No One Does It Alone, the Aiken County Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program provides an opportunity for women to learn useful, lifelong skills in a supportive environment while
meeting new friends and helping deserving families.

While Habitat houses are designed to help any qualified family, more than 60 percent of Habitat’s houses are built for women heads of households.

In June 2012, the Women Build team completed their sixth house with some help from Lowe’s of Aiken, which hosted free “how-to” clinics to prepare women volunteers for construction activities.

To raise funds for their 2013 build project, the team will host their first annual Aiken Kitchen Tour in the historic South
Boundary area from 1-5 p.m. on October 14. For a $20 donation, ticketholders can tour a variety of kitchen and dining areas while enjoying food demonstrations and samples provided by local businesses.

Purchase tickets online at or from Aiken retailers listed on the website. To donate to the Women
program or volunteer, contact Suzanne Castillo at (803) 642-9295, extension 105.

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