Update: Women-Led Build-A-Thon Sheds Up for Auction
6 Sheds Available, All Proceeds Go To Charity
The first-ever, women-led build-a-thon took place last Saturday as part of the annual events “Women in the Trades” campaign this year, which is being run in conjunction with the Saratoga Builders Association’s Workforce Development Coalition. Young women from half a dozen local high schools were paired with female builders and project managers to spend the day constructing six 4′ x 8′ storage sheds to be auctioned off to raise money for local charities:
- Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
- Habitat For Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren & Washington Counties
- Capital Region Workforce Development Coalition
Bidding is now open online and will run through Monday, October 17, 2022 at 5PM. There is a community goal of raising $20,000 for the outstanding organizations above. In addition, proceeds from ticket sales to the Saratoga Showcase of Homes always benefit Rebuilding Together and Habitat For Humanity NSWW – a 26 year-long tradition which has raised over $1.4 Million locally. Last weekend was the first weekend of the 2022 Showcase, and the event will resume next Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM daily. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or at any of the Showcase homes.
The event was a huge success, with coverage from Spectrum News, News Channel 13, and visits from Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner. Local businesses that aided in making the build-a-thon possible include Curtis Lumber, Kodiak Construction, Teakwood Builders Inc., LeChase, Whitbeck Construction, Hoosick Valley Contractors, Witt Construction, D.A. Collins, local 231 Carpenters Union, and local CTE/BOCES.
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