Support Our 2019 Annual Appeal!

During this season of giving we ask that you consider making a donation to support our work here at Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. In this year’s annual appeal we are highlighting the Tchagouni-Gafo family and sharing with you some of the fantastic things that happened in 2019  with the help of our volunteers and donors. Thank you in advance for your donation and we wish you a very happy holiday season.

ReStore Volunteer Open Houses: November 6 and 16

Have you been thinking about volunteering at the ReStore but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, we have two ReStore open house events happening just for you! Stop by on Wednesday, November 6 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, November 16 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to learn about becoming a ReStore volunteer and sign up to get started.
If you cannot make it to the event but would still like information about helping out, please contact Allison Mangles at or (203) 785-0794 ext. 110. Volunteer information is also available on our website.

Dinner at Mezza Bar and Grill to Support Sleeping Giant Build: November 16

Community build Sleeping Giant Build is holding a fundraising event at Mezza Bar and Grill in Orange on November 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A portion of the dinner bill from the evening will help to fund Sleeping Giant Build’s 11th home, 631 Ferry Street in New Haven. Grab some friends and enjoy a night out for a great cause, including drawings for prizes throughout the evening! Vegan and gluten-free menu items are available.

Gala of the Stars: November 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Join community build Raise the Roof for an evening of dinner and dance ! Cheer on a sparkling group of stars—community leaders passionate about making the world a better place—as they dance and compete with a special fundraising twist.

The dance couples are learning choreographed ballroom routines during ten private lessons provided by Arthur Murray of Guilford, Raise the Roof’s Event Partner. The dancing stars will perform on Friday, November 15 at our 2019 Gala of Stars at The WoodWinds of Branford. The stars are competing for “votes” (dollars = votes) and their dancing is raising funds to help families build homes. Online voting has begun and will stay open through the November 15 gala performances. Donate here to vote and support the stars.

Celebrity judges will present awards for the best performances on the night of the event. Gala guests will enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course plated dinner, the performances, and then the dance floor will open for you to strut your own stuff to some great music—old and new! The purchase of tickets goes toward helping families build homes. Get your tickets early as last year’s event sold out!

Ground Breaking Ceremony for 631 Ferry Street, New Haven: October 6 at 12:00 p.m.

Please join community build Sleeping Giant Build, the Haynes family, and other Habitat supporters when we break ground on our newest home! The ceremony will take place at 631 Ferry Street in New Haven on Sunday, October 6 at noon. All are welcome.
Homeowner Keyanna and her son Keyron, pictured here at our ReStore in Wallingford, are excited to be starting work on their new home and are very thankful for the volunteers who will be helping them in this process.
Special thanks to community build Sleeping Giant Build for sponsoring this house, the group’s 11th home.

Volunteers Needed for Head of the Housatonic Regatta: October 12

All are welcome to be a part of this Habitat fall tradition! Each year our volunteers help direct traffic and collect parking donations at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Shelton. We receive a portion of the donations collected, which help to fund future Habitat homes. This is a great opportunity for friends, co-workers, neighbors, and other groups to volunteer together.
Volunteers ages 16 and older are invited to participate in one of three, 3-hour shifts between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Join us for part of the day and then take the free shuttle bus down to the river to watch the rowers cruise by. Sign ups for this event are happening now and we hope you will join us!

House Party @ Olives and Oil to Support Sleeping Giant Build: September 18

Community build Sleeping Giant Build is fundraising for their 11th Habitat house!
To support them is easy, just join the crew at Olives and Oil in New Haven for dinner on September 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. In addition to great food, sweet desserts, and bubbly beverages, attendees have a chance to play board games, enter raffles, and to learn more about volunteering.
10% of all food purchases will be donated to Sleeping Giant Build so check out the menu and plan for dinner out!
Parking will be available in the garages on Temple Street and Crown Street. Please bring in your ticket and a member of the Olives and Oil staff will validate it for you.

Shoppers Can Now Support Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven at Big Y and Stop and Shop

With the plastic bag fee in effect, we know you are in need of reusable shopping bags! If you buy your groceries at Stop & Shop or Big Y you can now support Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven when you purchase one (or more!) reusable Community Bags at any store location.
Simply purchase your Community Bag, visit the website listed on the community bag tag, enter your individual bag code, and select our Habitat affiliate as the recipient of a $1.00 donation. Every dollar raised will help to support our home building and rehab projects in New Haven. Happy shopping!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven Receives a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

We are thrilled to announce that Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven has once again achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This is the highest possible ranking and indicates the organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. You can be confident that when you donate to our organization the funds go directly to providing affordable home-ownership opportunities in our community.

Ground Breaking Ceremony for 39 Elliott Street, New Haven

Join our community build Raise the Roof on Saturday, July 20 at 9:30 a.m. to break ground on their 16th Habitat home, located at 39 Elliot Street, New Haven! The group is thrilled to be building back in The Hill and just a few blocks from the two homes being constructed on Sylvan Avenue. Volunteers will be building at both locations throughout the summer. No RSVP is required to attend the ceremony and we hope you will join us!