Grant Money Available Through Your Votes!

Community Build Sleeping Giant Build is participating in the ION Bank Foundation Community Rewards Program!

This program gives away up to $100,000 to local non-profit organizations, with each Ion Bank customer eligible to vote for their favorite non-profit organization.

Every Ion Bank customer can vote to help Sleeping Giant Build earn funds toward their next sponsorship of a Habitat home.

March Madness Stuffed Bread Fundraiser with Sleeping Giant Build!

Community Build Sleeping Giant Build is holding a March Madness fundraiser in partnership with Venice Bakery! Order one, two, three, or more of Venice Bakery’s delicious stuffed breads and the team will have them ready for you to pickup at Spring Glen Church in Hamden on March 25 between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m.

Ordering is going on now and ends March 17, so don’t delay, place your order today!

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will support the rehab and construction of the Habitat home at 257 Russell Street in New Haven.

Gala of the Stars: November 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are now available for the Gala of the Stars event hosted by community build Raise the Roof! Dinner, dancing, and a fantastic evening to support the construction of a Habitat home will take place on Friday, November 4 at The WoodWinds in Branford. Meet and vote for your favorite community stars prior to the event or vote on November 4. We hope to see you there!

Ground Breaking at 257 and 264 Russell Street: October 23 at 1 p.m.

Join the Ortiz and Wahidi Families as we break ground at 257 and 264 Russell Street in New Haven! The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at 257 Russell Street, the future home of Natale Ortiz and her three children, and then we will celebrate with Abdullah Wahidi, his wife, and their four sons who will be purchasing 264 Russell Street. All are welcome to attend. Thanks to community build Sleeping Giant Build for sponsoring 257 Russell Street and community build Raise the Roof for sponsoring 264 Russell Street. We look forward to seeing you on October 23!

Head of the Housatonic Regatta: October 8

Community build Sleeping Giant Build will once again be raising funds for their next Habitat home at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Shelton on Saturday, October 8. Volunteers will be needed for three hours shifts between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is a great outdoor activity for individual volunteers and for groups. Signups are open now in VolunteerUpContact Arnie Cary for more info.

Homebuying Program Pre-Applications Available September 12-23

Online orientation and pre-applications for our homebuying program will be available from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 23. This is the only time this year that we will be accepting pre-applications so please mark your calendars! The link to the orientation, which includes the pre-application, will be emailed on September 12. Pre-applications will then be available to print on your own or you may request to pick one up at the Habitat office or have one mailed to you. Please review the information about the homebuying program on our website so that you are prepared to view the orientation and complete your pre-application.

Dedication with the Tirado Family at 139 Weybosset Street: September 18 at 1 p.m.

Congratulations to the Tirado Family!

The Habitat home at 139 Weybosset Street, New Haven has been completed and homeowner Alicia closed on the property last month! This house will be the home of Alicia and her daughter, Daliliah, who are both very excited to have a place of their own.

Special thanks to community build Raise the Roof for sponsoring this home and to the hundreds of volunteers who helped to build it.

The dedication ceremony for the Tirado family will take place on Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. at their home on Weybosset Street. We hope you will join us to celebrate!

Community Build Raise the Roof’s Build at Bishop’s: June 11

After a two year hiatus, the Build at Bishop’s returns on June 11 with a full day of building and community! Volunteers 16 years of age and older are welcome to signup to build exterior walls for a future Habitat home. Community members of all ages are invited to stop by to fill Raise the Roof Message Walls with wishes, blessings, and artwork. The walls will be built into the build’s next sponsored Habitat house with the messages tucked into the heart of the home.

Volunteers interested in building should register in advance. Build shifts fill quickly so don’t delay!

This event takes place at The Little Red Barn at Bishop’s Orchards in Guildford.

Dedication of 603 and 611 Middletown Avenue: May 7 at 10 a.m.

Join us as we celebrate with the Bailey Family and the Bayor- Loue Family, each the proud owners of Habitat homes located at 603 and 611 Middletown Avenue in New Haven. These homes were completed in December and we are looking forward to their dedication ceremonies, especially the traditional “passing of the hammer” to each family.. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, the event will be held outdoors and there will not be any shared food or drink.

Donate Through The Great Give!: May 4-5

The Great Give, New Haven’s 36-hour, online, community-wide giving event will take place May 4-5. This year our organization is raising funds during the event to offset the increasing cost of property acquisition. We are also inviting each of you to join us in engaging your own network of friends, co-workers, and family members in support of our work. If you would like to join us as a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser please email Allison at Thank you for your support!