Habitat for Humanity Sleeping Giant Build is a community build associated with Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven. Community builds bring individuals, businesses, congregations, and civic groups together to support the construction of Habitat homes and raise awareness about the need for affordable housing. Current Sleeping Giant Board members and sponsor groups are from Hamden, Cheshire, North Haven, and Woodbridge but no matter what community you live in you are welcome to join us!
Volunteer opportunities include: communications, marketing, fundraising, and event management and support. Sleeping Giant Build's board of volunteers meets the 4th Thursday of the month at the Hamden Government Center on Dixwell Avenue in Hamden (across from the green). Other committee meetings may take place as scheduled by the members.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity International is the elimination of poverty housing by building affordable, decent houses for God's people in need. To further that mission, the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is to work in partnership with families and the community. We welcome people from all faiths--or none--to join us in helping to eliminate poverty housing.
Habitat houses are constructed or rehabilitated by volunteers using donations of building materials and contributions from public and private organizations, religious institutions, and individuals. Homeowners provide sweat equity, as well as a small downpayment. Habitat homes are purchased via a 25-year, zero-percent interest mortgage enabling many families who do not qualify for a conventional mortgage to become homeowners.