She Built This City | SHARE Charlotte

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
LaToya Faustin
Main Address:
Hygge - 1026 Jay St
Charlotte, NC 28208
She Built This City

What We Do

She Built This City empowers women and nonbinary individuals of ALL ages in the construction and trade industry through elementary camps, Builder Girls middle school clubs, Women@Work Trade Circle mentoring, and advanced training.


How We Are Impacted: While schools and jobs are slowly going back to life and wearing masks, and social distancing is happening - we cannot be with our girls and/or host 1-2 day (or spring break) camps. We have pivoted our programming to get it to our Builder Girls Club and Explorer Girls by taking it online to Facebook LIVE DIY Projects.

Financial Donation Requested: We are in the midst of two very important COVID-19 specific projects:

1) 3D Face Masks & Shields - our 3D printer is outputting 1 per every 2 hours for the local hospital community. We are in desperate need of funds for filament (typically $30 per PLA 1kg spool, appropriate for hospitals). One spool makes 8 masks.

2) Our "Stock the 'Stream" Mobile Tool Lab Campaign: We've purchased a 1975 Airstream Argosy that we are "upfitting" the month of May to take out to girls and women in the community. If our camps, in-school clubs and Women@Work Trade Circle job connection events are cancelled & we can't meet in the workshop - we'll take the workshop to THEM! We're in need of in-kind donations (especially folding tables, lumber, laptops, computer screen, fabric for our banquette, trade partnerships with manufacturers, spray paint...and always, gas money! We're on the road with our Mobile Tool Lab as of June.

2) DIY Builder Kid Kits - We are delivering "Builder Kid Kits" of Craftsman Dura Tub bins to communities at risk & nonprofit partners serving front line responders - where children need programming options and activities. Each of our building bins has 28 projects for four children, and many reusable items (hammer, bin, glue guns, toolbelt aprons, Sharpies, etc.). Each bin is $25 to sponsor, and our goal is to deliver 100 bins to the community in April.

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