COVID-19 Health and Safety Update: May 20

The CDC and State of Connecticut updated their guidance for COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols this week. With these updates, we have changed our mask wearing policy at the New Haven County ReStore in Wallingford. Customers and donors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask in the ReStore. We ask that all shoppers continue to keep their distance from others and refrain from shopping at the ReStore if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.

All health and safety protocols, including mask wearing, will remain in place on the build sites until at least the end of this month. We will evaluate our policies at the end of May and will update all volunteers of any changes when they are made.

If you have any questions about what to expect when visiting the ReStore or volunteering on our build sites please feel free to contact us at 203-785-0894 or email info@habitatgnh.org.

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.

2021 Board of Directors Announced

During the affiliate’s Annual Meeting on January 25, five new board members were elected to Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven’s Board of Directors. Candidates were put forth by the Board Selection Committee and the Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve the nomination. The newest members of the board include:

Miguel Almodovar (Travelers); Emma De Las Casas (New Haven  Bank); Louise Dembry (VA CT Healthcare System); Frank Montero (Knights of Columbus); and Victoria Verderame (Knights of Columbus).

The following individuals successfully completed their terms and have been integral in the work of our affiliate for the last six years. These members include Simon Etzel, Michael D. Holmes, Chuck Lindberg, Al Lorie, and John Parese. We thank them for their dedication and service.

The complete Board of Directors list can be viewed here.

Our Annual Appeal Letter Featuring the Lopez-Sandoval Family!

Each year we ask one family to share their story in our annual appeal letter. This year, homeowner Patty and her children welcomed us to their home to share how being a part of Habitat has changed their lives in the past year, and how it is helping them to prepare for the future. We hope you will read the appeal letter and make a donation in support of other families just like Patty’s. Thank you as always for your generosity!

 

ReStore Holiday Schedule

The holidays are quickly approaching! In order to give our ReStore staff the opportunity to spend time with their families, we will be operating on the following schedule:

Wednesday, November 25: Closing at 1 p.m.

Thursday, November 26: Closed

Thursday, December 24: Closed

Friday, December 25: Closed

Thursday, December 31: Closed

Friday, January 1: Closed

Our office and construction sites will be closed November 26 and 27, as well as December 24- January 1.

Happy holidays from all of us at Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven!

“Paint the Night Away” Event to Benefit Community Build Sleeping Giant Build: November 14

Community build Sleeping Giant Build will be holding their last “Paint the Night Away” event on Saturday, November 14! This event’s them is “Gorgeous Grapes” and you can see from the sample picture that these grapes are all about the wine! Tickets to the event, which include paints and a canvas, are $40. A $25 gift card to Viron Rondo Osteria will also be sent to participants, while supplies last. There are 40 gift cards available so register early to receive yours. Questions about the event may be emailed to info@sleepinggiantbuild.org. To purchase tickets, please visit bit.ly/SGBpaint.

Pre-Applications for Habitat’s Homebuying Program Available October 1-15

***Requests for pre-applications have now closed. We will open up for pre-applications again in 2021.***

We are excited to announce that Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is now accepting pre-applications for our homebuying program! Anyone 18 years of age and older who would like to own a home is welcome to apply. We strongly encourage you to carefully review the information in the presentation below so that you understand the requirements of the homebuying program. Questions about program requirements can be emailed to Allison Mangles at amangles@habitatgnh.org. We cannot help you to complete the pre-application but we can answer questions about the program.

84 Clifton Street, New Haven

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!