October 21, 2022
Schneider Electric, a global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is sponsoring the Essex County Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Event in Massachusetts to support and celebrate women serving their communities and building a better future for their families.
Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build events empowers women to build their own homes, help other women, and create places where families can thrive. Any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join. No experience is necessary; volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals and alongside other volunteers.
This 2022 Women’s Build event is a joint effort between the Essex County Habitat for Humanity and volunteer groups from Institution for Savings and Thrive (through the North Shore Chamber of Commerce). The future homeowners – three of whom are hardworking single mothers – were selected by lottery for low to moderate-income families.
Habitat for Humanity and Institution for Savings and Thrive also invited female elected officials to help kick off the build day (Friday, October 21) and show their support.
“Sustainability and our community members are at the core of Schneider Electric’s purpose,” noted Jennifer Vachon, Habitat volunteer and Head of Marketing for BIM Electric at Schneider Electric. “The company is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity to support women volunteers and homeowners as they create more sustainable communities where families can thrive. We look forward to continuing our partnership helping more communities create resilient and sustainable homes.”
Schneider Electric Supports Local Communities
In Massachusettsf, 47% of renters and 25% of homeowners are cost-burdened, paying more than 30% of their income on housing. In Essex County, one in four Essex County residents experience housing insecurity. Schneider Electric will continue its support of Habitat’s goal to build the 150,000+ homes needed to address housing insecurity.
This fiscal year, Schneider Electric donated nearly $3.5 million to Habitat for Humanity, which included solar grants and product donations of electrical equipment for home construction. The company’s employees have also volunteered in 30 projects across North America with their local Habitat chapters, in places like Boston; Dallas; Nashville; Raleigh, N.C.; and Orange County, California. Throughout the partnership, Schneider Electric has also sponsored and participated in multiple Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Projects.