Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Keymah Chairs Habitat WE Build May 14-15, 2011

Calling All Women:  
Grab a Hammer and Join the Fun!
Habitat For Humanity Helping Women And Families Build New Lives « CBS Los Angeles
Last summer Habitat for Humanity San Fernando / Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) held their first Women's Empowerment (WE) Build, in Pacoima, CA. Working on the Entertainment Industries Council's team, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh helped to frame a house that is now inhabited by a deserving family. The actress was so moved by the experience that she is chairing the 2011 WE Build on May 14 and 15, 2011. WE Build supports and celebrates women who work in non-traditional careers and those at the tops of their professions who encourage others by example and by sharing their success while women from all paths gather to uplift a community.
Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV is strengthening communities through their pioneering Enriched Neighborhoods program, whose services include health and nutrition training, dental hygiene, teen empowerment, tutoring, and ESL classes. In Pacoima, only 43% of high school students graduate, but in Habitat's Enriched Neighborhoods, Every child has graduated high school and 92% are attending or have graduated from college or trade school. 
The 2011 build will continue construction at the Pacooima build site., this time plastering, painting and building a playground.    Teams include "Days of Our Lives," "Bold & Beautiful," 'Entertainment Industries Council," and of course "Team T'Keyah,"  which includes Alison Arngrim, Margaret Laurena Kemp, Angela Nesbitt, Kristie LaTray, Dawnn Lewis, and Anneliese van der Pol, Please donate one or two days of your time. To participate, you need to go to the Habitat website, From there you can: Sponsor T'Keyah, Join T'Keyah's Team, "Team T'Keyah" or Form a team of your own, under Upcoming Events at www.humanityca.org. The event takes place on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 9AM - 3PM each day, at 12600 Carl Street, Pacoima, CA. and you can participate for either or both days.  Advance registration is required.  The suggested donation to participate in the build is $40 per day which covers the cost of your  shirt, hardhat , tools and lunch, but no donation is required! You can participate without a donation of any kind!  Or, if you can't make it and would like to sponsor T'Keyah in the build for as little as $5, Click Here!  Every bit helps! Really!     Sponsor anyone on Team T'Keyah by clicking here! 
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