Community Build Raise the Roof’s 6th Annual Gala of the Stars: November 13

We are excited to announce that community build Raise the Roof’s 2020 stars ⭐️ have aligned and they’re ready to dance! Raise the Roof is honored to introduce the stellar group who will dance in our sixth annual Gala of Stars: Dancing for the Cause. Meet them here.
Watch for more information coming soon about how to reserve your FREE spot in the virtual audience and join the fun on November 13. We will see you there!

Community Build Sleeping Giant Build’s “Paint the Night Away” Events: September 19, October 10, and November 14!

Have you always wanted to support Habitat for Humanity – but did not know how?  Here’s your chance! Sleeping Giant Build is hosting Paint the Night Away – a series of virtual paint nights – to raise funds for their 12th home. Via Zoom, a professional artist will guide you through painting your own masterpiece. Each night has a different theme: 9/19 – On the Trail; 10/10 – Home Sweet Home; 11/14 – Gorgeous Grapes.

Choose one, two, or all three nights. Enjoy a discount by registering for two or three nights – and provide even more support toward a very deserving family’s new home. Your registration fee includes supplies – that will be shipped directly to you.

Register today at bit.ly/SGBpaint. More information is at sleepinggiantbuild.org.

The first 40 paid registrations receive a $25 gift certificate donated by Viron Rondo Osteria – an amazing Italian restaurant in Cheshire, CT.

Independence Day Closures

In honor of Independence Day, our office will be closed on Friday, July 3. Our construction sites and the New Haven County ReStore will be closed on Saturday, July 4. Our normal operations will resume the following week. All of us here at Habitat wish you a safe and healthy Independence Day holiday.

New hours and procedures at the New Haven County ReStore!

Our ReStore, located at 286 South Colony Road in Wallingford, has re-opened and we are excited to see all of our customers back at the store! We missed you but have been busy redesigning the store and developing new protocols to keep everyone safe and healthy. We ask that you please read about our new procedures and review our hours to plan for your shopping.

New Hours:

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

New Procedures:

    • Everyone who enters the store must wear a face mask.
    • One way aisles with directional arrows have been set up to avoid congestion.
    • Only 12 individuals can be in the store at a time. If you arrive and the store is full, you will be asked to wait outside.
    • A distance of 6 feet should be kept between you and other customers or staff.
    • Please do not shop at the ReStore if you are not feeling well.
    • We currently cannot allow volunteers in the store, so no one is available to help you move items to your vehicle. If you are purchasing a large item or items, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to help you move it from the store.

A Few Reminders:

    • Donations cannot be dropped off at the store without approval. Please email restore@habitatgnh.org or text (203) 800-5517 with pictures of the items you would like to donate.
    • Once purchased, we can hold your item(s) for two days. Same day pick up is appreciated.
    • We cannot hold items that have not been paid for.

POSTPONED: Home-Buyers Orientation Session

Our home-buyers orientation session originally scheduled for April 1 has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made with the health and safety of all applicants, staff members, and volunteers in mind. A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.

ION Bank Community Awards Program: Vote for Community Build Sleeping Giant Build

Our community build Sleeping Giant Build is participating in ION Bank’s Community Awards Program! The Community Awards Program gives each Ion Bank customer the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to help the Ion Bank Foundation give away $60,000. Enrolled non-profits will receive a donation of $25 from the Ion Bank Foundation for every vote for their organization. Funds raised for Sleeping Giant Build will go toward the construction of their 12th home.

It’s simple – vote for Sleeping Giant Build in one click! Voting will take place from February 1 through March 31, 2020. You must be an Ion Bank customer to vote. One vote per customer, however, for accounts with multiple owners, each owner may vote. Customers with multiple accounts may only vote once. Each customer can vote for only one organization. Thank you for your support!

Cars for Homes: Another Great Season!

We just received our Cars for Homes donations from the last quarter and we want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has donated their car, truck, or other motor vehicle to Cars for Homes. If you are looking to easily donate your vehicle and see the proceeds used to build Habitat homes in New Haven then Cars for Homes is the program for you. Visit the Cars for Homes website to learn how you can donate your vehicle to Habitat for Humanity.

Dedication of 39 Elliott Street, New Haven

A full day of celebrations continues on February 9 at 12:45 p.m. with our dedication ceremony for 39 Elliott Street! Homeowners Laye and Fatoumata, along with their family and friends, welcome you to join them in their new home.
Special thanks to community build Raise the Roof for sponsoring this home and providing build site volunteers.This is the 16th Habitat home the community build has sponsored in New Haven.

Ground Breaking for 2 Button Street, New Haven

We will be breaking ground on the future home of the Hernandez family at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 9. Please join us along with sponsoring community build Raise the Roof as we start this new construction project. Homeowners Rosalie, Armando, and their family are very excited to begin work on their new home.

7th Annual Chili Bowl

Community build Sleeping Giant Build is holding their 7th Annual Chili Bowl on Saturday, February 1 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Amity Teen Center, 10 Selden Street in Woodbridge. Delicious chilis, fun raffles and auctions, life music, billiards, and a kids corner will round out a fantastic evening. Purchase tickets online to save time at the door!

There are a limited number of chef spots available. If you make a great chili and want to be part of the competition please email sgbchili@gmail.com for more information.