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PLAYHOUSE RAFFLE AT GINGERBREAD BUILD

Now is your chance to enter to win one of these playhouses built by Bank of America Volunteers!  All 5 Playhouses will be raffled off as part of the Gingerbread Build and Showcase Competition with all proceeds benefiting Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity.  Bank of America & Hartford Habitat’s partnership goes back over 20 years with BOA completing thousands of volunteer hours and donating over $500,000 in support of Hartford Habitat’s mission to eliminate substandard housing, revitalize neighborhoods and provide affordable homeownership opportunities for families in the Greater Hartford Region.  The five themes are Barn Yard, Snoopy, Incredibles, School House and Farmer’s Market.


Please note:  The Playhouse raffle winner will be chosen at random on December 15th at 12pm. Winners will be required to pick up the 4ft x 4ft playhouse at 26 Trumbull Street, Hartford on Saturday, December 15, 2018. 

Ambassador Training

Please join us in 2019 for one of our “Habitat Ambassador” workshop. This is an opportunity to partner with Hartford Habitat’s team. We will be hosting the event at the CT Non-Profit Center in Hartford at noon and a light lunch will be served. You will meet our leadership team and learn about the various ways to get involved, such as: becoming a family partner, crew leader, site host, internships, office support, ReStore volunteer and much more.

  • March 7th
  • June 6th
  • October 4th

For more information, please email volunteer @hartfordhabitat.org or call 860-541-2208 ext. 2201

Hartford Habitat: Best Place To Work

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Connecticut, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce, and businesses. Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity has been named one of this year’s Best Places to Work in Connecticut for the fifth year.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Connecticut. The first part consisted of evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Connecticut, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

This is quite an accomplishment for our affiliate because we have 19 employees.  Hartford Habitat has become the “go to provider” for employee engagement so this acknowledgement reflects our commitment to our employees as well as our sponsors.

For more information on engagement, please call 860-541-2208 or email info@hartfordhabitat.org

2019 Calendar

JANUARY 18-21: BELOVED COMMUNITY

Hartford Habitat is pleased to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with an opportunity
to build the Beloved Community.  Join us on January 18-21st as we host a build day
on our Main Street new development. Click on the banner to register!
On January 20th, we will celebrate in song with Margaret Beers, Cleveland Williams
and Stacey Cahoon.  All proceeds from the build and concert will benefit the House
of Faith that will begin in April 2019.  St. John’s Episcopal Church, Farmington
 Avenue, West Hartford.  Tickets are $20.00 per person. Visit Eventbrite for tickets.
For more information, call April Hansley or Rose Vigdal at 860-541-2208


FEBRUARY 23: BUILDING ON FAITH
Since our beginning in 1989, Habitat has been built on a foundation of faith.
Join us on February 23 for breakfast and register your congregation for the House
of Faith Build days throughout 2019.  Asylum Hill Congregational Church 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 9am
For more information, call Rose Vigdal, our Engagement Manager at 860-541-2208 ext. 2205.


APRIL: YOUTH ADVOCACY
Hartford Habitat will host our first youth advocacy conference on April 27th.  An
opportunity for our future leaders to learn about the mission and support our advocacy
efforts.  For more information, please email volunteer@hartfordhabitat.org
or call 860-541-2208 ext. 2201


MAY: WOMEN BUILD
You will learn to frame, install siding and windows. The Habitat staff will be on
site!
Information Night Flyer—Save the Date!
Friends and Families: Recruit your friends, sorority, church or civic group to come
together for a worthy cause. Each team member must raise or donate $100 to participate.
Email Rose or call 860-541-2208 ext. 2205 for details.

JUNE 6: AMBASSADOR TRAINING
Please join us in 2019 for one of our “Habitat Ambassador” workshop. This is an 
opportunity to partner with Hartford Habitat’s team. We will be hosting the event
at the CT Non-Profit Center in Hartford at noon and a light lunch will be served. You will meet our leadership
team and learn about the various ways to get involved, such as: becoming a family
partner, crew leader, site host, internships, office support, ReStore volunteer 
and much more.

AUGUST: STICKS FOR BRICKS GOLF AND COCKTAIL
Our Annual Sticks for Bricks Tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 26th at 
Wampanoag Country Club of West Hartford. Please contact Christina D’Amato for
details on sponsorship.

SEPTEMBER 28: ROCK THE BLOCK & DEDICATION
On Saturday, September 28th, Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity will dedicate six
homes on Main Street and conclude our 30th Anniversary. We are planning another 
great dedication to celebrate our mission that builds homes, community and hope.
 More details to come!

Youth Advocacy & Engagement 2020

Hartford Habitat is pleased to announce our Third Annual Youth Advocacy & Engagement Conference! 

The culmination event of our Youth Advocacy month, will highlight our future leaders ages 11-18 in an all-day event on Saturday April 25th, 2020. We will kick off our conference with several breakout sessions including an extended Habitat “101”, a Habitat Homeowner Story, Youth Impact, a letter writing campaign, and more! 

Lunch will be provided at noon, and light snacks will be available throughout the day. During the conference, participants will also have the chance to build and decorate several Habitat Playhouses! The playhouse portion of the conference will be a great opportunity for our youth advocates to get some hands on experience and add their own personal touch to our community. 

 

There is no fee associated with this conference, and you can register here today! 

 https://hartfordhabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/youth/
 

Registration will close on April 17, 2020.
 

If you would like to reserve multiple slots for your youth group, or have any questions about this event, please reach out to Ryan Gorecki or call 860.541.2208 xt 2201. 

 

 

Building on Faith

Dear Friends,

 
Since our beginning in 1989, Habitat has been built on a foundation of faith. Our mission is to build safe, affordable housing with people in the United States and around the world, and that comes from a desire to put God's love into action.  We are pleased to share that Thrivent has been a wonderful partner and we will build another Thrivent and Build of Faith home in 2019!
 
 
Feb 23:  Build on Faith Breakfast and Information Session, Asylum Hill Congregation Church, 814 Asylum Avenue Hartford 9am
 
April 6: Beam Signing and Family Welcome, 823 Windsor Street, Hartford -  10am 
 
Contact  Rose Vigdal, our Engagement Manager at 860-541-2208 ext. 2205 for sponsorship opportunities.  Designated build days are reserved every weekday and Saturday for our Thrivent Members and Faith Partners
 
Instructions on how to Register for the Build Day
Thrivent Build Day new volunteer, Contact Ryan Gorecki for questions on registering on the hub at 860-541-2208 ext. 2201
 

Sticks for Bricks Golf Tournament

 

If you could provide a family a safe, decent, place to call home, by golfing for one day, would you do it?  If the answer is yes,CLICK HEREto register for Hartford Habitat’s 26thAnnual Sticks for Bricks Golf Tournament.

Early Bird Registration is now open:  Register as a sponsor before May 31stand get your company logo included in all 2020 promo leading up to our August 24thGolf Tournament.

Link to Brochure:2020 Sticks for Bricks Golf Tournament Brochure

Link to Online Registration:2020 Sticks for Bricks Online Registration

Thank YOU for joining us in creating an affordable homeownership opportunity for a deserving family in Greater Hartford!

Women Build 2020

Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity is one of 300 Habitat affiliates hosting Women Build fundraising projects in 2020. Women Build engages women in Hartford County to work together to build Habitat homes, community and hope. The event runs the whole month of May starting on May 1st with construction of (2) single family homes in Bristol and (1)  single family home in Bloomfield.

Women Build 2020 Committee Chair

Lucy Anne Hurston is an acclaimed sociologist, biographer, ethnographer, professor, and niece of major 20th-century writer Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston is also the Sociology Department chair at Manchester Community College.  She has taught at Manchester Community College for more than 20 years, covering Sociology to social inequality and contemporary social issues. Lucy received her Associate Degree from Manchester Community College, her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University, and her Master’s in Sociology from Ohio State University. 

As Chair of the 2020 Women Build she states: “I am honored to spearhead such an important fundraising event.  Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities.  Our Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build event provides the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their local communities.  I welcome you to join us!”

Become a 2020 Women Build Team Captain 

Please join us for our TEAM CAPTAIN’SInformation night at Manchester Community College on Thursday, February 20th. We will review the  Team Captain Kit as well as review registering your team and share fundraising ideas. This meeting is for Team Captains. Please download the packet here and bring to the meeting on February 20th.

Other opportunities to get involved:

Our Women Build Committee fundraiser HandsOFF! will be on Thursday, March 26h at CT Nonprofit Center. $15 per tickets for the event which opens at 5:30pm and class begins at 6:00pm sharp. Please see: http://bit.ly/WBCT2020 to register for the event!

For more information, contact Rose Vigdal, our Engagement Manager, at 860-541-2208 ext2205.