2022 Annual Appeal Featuring the Bailey Family

Our 2022 Appeal is here and we are thrilled to share the Bailey Family’s journey to homeownership with you! The Bailey’s closed on their Habitat home in December of 2021 and almost one year later they sat down with us to share how their lives have changed. We hope you will make a donation this holiday season so that we can continue to partner with families like the Bailey’s to own their own Habitat homes.


Dedication with the Tirado Family at 139 Weybosset Street: September 18 at 1 p.m.

Congratulations to the Tirado Family!

The Habitat home at 139 Weybosset Street, New Haven has been completed and homeowner Alicia closed on the property last month! This house will be the home of Alicia and her daughter, Daliliah, who are both very excited to have a place of their own.

Special thanks to community build Raise the Roof for sponsoring this home and to the hundreds of volunteers who helped to build it.

The dedication ceremony for the Tirado family will take place on Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 p.m. at their home on Weybosset Street. We hope you will join us to celebrate!

Holiday Magic Event to Benefit Community Build Sleeping Giant Build: December 5

Community build Habitat For Humanity Sleeping Giant Build has a new event coming up just in time for the holidays! 🎀🎁🧸☃️❄️ Join them on Saturday, December 5 to create a lovely holiday floral and greenery arrangement from the comfort of your home! A ticket includes all of the materials pictured from Bethany Florist and Gift Shoppe plus guided online instruction to help you create your arrangement. Tickets can be purchased at bit.lySGB/holiday by Friday, November 27 and all funds raised will go toward the group’s 12th home. We cannot wait to create with you!

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!

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!

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!

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.