Thanksgiving Magic: November 17

Community build Sleeping Giant Build is holding Thanksgiving Magic -a virtual floral arrangement night- on Wednesday, November 17!

A talented floral designer from Forget Me Not Floral Shop in North Haven will teach participants how to create their own beautiful Thanksgiving arrangements from the comfort of their homes via Zoom. The arrangement is sure to add a festive touch of Thanksgiving to your home. Or gift your creation to a lucky friend or family member to brighten their holiday!

All proceeds from Thanksgiving Magic benefit the construction of Sleeping Giant Build’s 13th  home. You’ll be part of making it possible for a deserving family to become the proud owners of their Habitat for Humanity home in the Greater New Haven area!

Buy your ticket by November 7. The $49 registration fee includes instructions and all supplies.

Supply Pick-up:

Contact-free pickup is at Spring Glen Church (Hamden) on Wednesday, November 17 from 4:30 – 5:30pm. Signs will direct you to the pickup location.

Gala of Stars: November 12

Join community build Raise the Roof on Firday, November 12, 7:30 pm, to watch, celebrate, and support their online presentation of the 2021 Gala of Stars: Dancing for the Cause.
Local stars—community leaders passionate about making the world a better—will dance and compete for “votes” (dollars = votes) to raise funds for the building of Raise the Roof sponsored Habitat homes. Raise the Roof is grateful for the beautiful ways that the community has “danced with us” through our ongoing efforts to keep people safe and allow all to feel safe. 1700+ watched in 2020. 775+ donors and sponsors generously shared $104,000+ to help families build homes. Our community’s kindness is the music to which we dance. Join us!
Stay tuned for more info!

Head of the Housatonic Regatta: October 9

Community build Sleeping Giant Build is partnering with the New Haven Rowing Club to raise funds for their next home by assisting with parking at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta. Volunteers are needed to direct traffic and collect fees from participants in a no-contact manner.

Individuals and groups may help out during three hour shifts from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. You can sign up for one or more shifts on VolunteerUp.

Regatta volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and masks must be warn at all times during the event. For additional information please email

Dedication of 136 Rosette Street: September 25

Join the Assiobo-Hudu family, their extended family, and friends to celebrate the dedication of their Habitat home! Farouz, Mohammed, and their children moved out of their apartment and into their house at the end of July. They are now settled in and ready to welcome you to their home.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 25 at 10:00 a.m. at 136 Rosette Street, New Haven.

Special thanks to community build Sleeping Giant Build for sponsoring this home and providing many of the volunteers who helped to build it. Thanks also to our dedicated regular volunteers, supporters, and donors who help us to build each Habitat home.

The dedication ceremony will take place outdoors and all current local, state, and CDC guidelines will be followed. Face masks are required at this event.

Dedication of 70 Woolsey Street: August 29 at 12:45 p.m.

We are excited to join Habitat homeowners John and Stephanie, their children, family, friends, and other Habitat supporters for a dedication ceremony on August 29 at 12:45 p.m. The event will take place at their home on 70 Woolsey Street in New Haven. Special thanks to Raise the Roof for sponsoring this home and providing several volunteer groups and individuals to help with its construction. All current CDC and State of CT guidelines will be followed at this event.

Ground Breaking Ceremony at 139 Weybosset Street: August 29 at Noon

Join Alicia Tirado, her daughter Dalilah, and other Habitat volunteers and supporters to celebrate the ground breaking of their new Habitat home! The event will be held at 139 Weybosset Street in New Haven on Saturday, August 29 at 12:00 p.m. Parking is available on the street. Special thanks to community build Raise the Roof for sponsoring this home. All current CDC and State of CT guidelines will be followed at this event.

Dinner at Solun to Benefit Community Build Sleeping Giant Build: August 14

Skip the cooking and enjoy dinner at Solun in Woodbridge on Saturday, August 14! A portion of sales from dinners ordered between 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. will be donated to community build Sleeping Giant Build. These funds will support the construction of their 13th Habitat home. Outdoor seating is available and there will be live music.

Holiday Hours at the New Haven County ReStore: July 3 and 4

The New Haven County ReStore will have special holiday hours during Independence Day Weekend. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 3 and will be closed on Sunday, July 4. We will re-open on Monday, July 5 at 10 a.m. Please plan your shopping accordingly and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to view a selection of our available items.

Tony V and Tuxedo Junction Concert to Benefit Habitat for Humanity: July 2

Wooster Square Entertainment will be hosting concerts this summer to benefit various organizations and they have very generously selected Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven to be the beneficiary of the first show! Join us on Friday, July 2 at 6 p.m. in Wooster Square Park to kick off the concert series featuring vocalist, performer and songwriter, Tony V accompanied by Tuxedo Junction Orchestra. Tony V has entertained all through the tri-state area with a singing style reminiscent of the classic 50’s and 60’s recording artists. He will be joined by other special guest vocalists during the concert. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Please bring your own chair. Food and beverages will not be served but you are welcome to bring your own.

Community Build Sleeping Giant Build’s Trolley Paint Adventure: July 17

Join community build Sleeping Giant Build on their Trolley Paint Adventure!

Date: Saturday, July 17 (rain date: Saturday, July 24)
Time: 1:30-3:30 PM
Place: The Shore Line Trolley Museum, 17 River St., East Haven, CT
Register at by July 10
Registration Fee: Adults – $32, Children (ages 6-15) – $12

Picture this… after arriving at the Shore Line Trolley Museum, you’ll enjoy a
scenic vintage trolley ride and be inspired after learning about local trolley
history. Then, a professional artist will guide you through painting your own
masterpiece featuring a vintage trolley. Your registration fee includes a
round-trip trolley ride, painting supplies, instruction, and refreshments.
This family-friendly event includes a special area with activities just for
children (6-15 years old). Amity Leo Club members will take good care of
the children while you paint. More information is available here.