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 bit.ly/sgbtrolley 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.

 

Community Build Sleeping Giant Build’s Spring Magic Floral Arranging Event: May 10

Community build Sleeping Giant Build is holding their Spring Magic event on Monday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m.! You can register here to participate.

A talented floral designer from Forget Me Not Flower Shop in North Haven will teach us how to create our own beautiful spring floral arrangements from the comfort of our homes via Zoom. The arrangement is sure to add a beautiful touch of spring to your home. Or, gift your creation to your favorite nurse to recognize their extraordinary care for National Nurses Week!

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

Supply pickup will be at 10selden (Woodbridge) or Spring Glen Church (Hamden)from 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

For more information and a picture of the completed arrangement, visit Sleepinggiantbuild.org.

 

 

New Hours at the New Haven County ReStore in Wallingford

Beginning March 8, the ReStore will be open on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will give shoppers 7 days to browse our fantastic selection of new and gently used furniture, lighting, kitchen items, tools, and décor for the home. Our operating hours at the ReStore are now:

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Donations of small items (dish sets, tools, art, seasonal) can be taken at the door. Other items must be scheduled for pickup or drop off. To coordinate pickup or drop off please send a picture of the item(s) you would like to donate to restore@habitatgnh.org or 203-800-5517. Our donation coordinator will return your message within 48 hours. Thank you for thinking of the ReStore, your donations help to fill our store and purchases help to fund the construction of Habitat homes in our community.

International Women Build Week: March 8-15

On March 8 we will kick off Women Build Week and we could not be more excited! Habitat for Humanity’s International Women Build Week, created in partnership with Lowe’s, highlights the global need for women’s access to safe and affordable housing. This year, more than 300 Women Build projects will kick off across United States, Canada and India on International Women’s Day (March 8), so we are in great company. Watch our Facebook page all week for inspiring stories from our volunteers and homeowners demonstrating the power of safe, affordable housing for women in our community.