Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

In the News

   

 



The Harvest Café is now open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch. They are open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The café is also available for your private parties and catering!





The Network program enjoys their weekly visits to the New Lane Senior Center. They love to participate in their crocheting class and other crafts that they offer.

    

   





Individuals and staff were proud to take part in the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council and the College of SI’s Public Conversations for Change event.





     

Individuals from our Day Habilitation programs enjoyed making pancakes. They poured, mixed, cooked and enjoyed eating their delicious pancakes!

 

        

    
  

    







Genevieve Benoit and Diane Buglioli, our Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, were honored at the 2018 Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon by the Staten Island Advance for their extraordinary service to the community. Congratulations to Gen and Diane and all the honorees!




      




Thank you to the Staten Island Heart Society who has generously donated 10 defibrillators to AVSP. They also conducted trainings for the individuals who work at the Harvest Café on how to use this life-saving equipment. They all had hands on training and were very focused on learning how to use the equipment.











 

  Harvest Café was on WPIX Pix 11 News - It's a "G" Thing Segment! 

If you missed it watch the episode here .

   

   

   

On May 17, 2016, Harvest Café was featured on ABC’s “The Chew”. The segment was a part of a series The Chew was doing this season focusing on how food changes lives.




        



        



Harvest Café was voted “Best Breakfast” in this year’s Best of Staten Island poll. Check us out on SILIVE.











The Harvest Cafe was featured on WABC7 Eyewitness News for Neighborhood Eats. Our thanks to Lauren Glassberg for coming and spending the time with us! To rewatch the piece again, please click here.





 

 Support AVSP When You List on Ebay!

Did you know, when you list an item on eBay, you can donate a percentage of your proceeds to A Very Special Place Inc.? By doing this, you’re helping AVSP as well as earning special eBay Giving Works features that can help you get more bids and higher sale prices. This can happen in 5 easy steps.

1 – List an item on eBay and choose to donate 10-100% of the final sale price to AVSP

2 – Buyer pays you when the listing closes and you ship the item to the buyer

3 – You get an eBay Giving Works Fee Credit within 24 hours of the listing closing

4 – MissionFish collects the donation from you and provides a tax receipt on behalf of AVSP

5 – MissionFish delivers funds to AVSP, minus a small processing fee, as well as your information so that we can thank you as well

Whether you’re an avid eBay seller or visit once in a while, it’s a great way to help A Very Special Place. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Development Department at 718-987-1234 x. 110 or eBay Giving Works/MissionFish.

 



 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


For more information about A Very Special Place including financial information and our Form 990 please visit
A Very Special Place, Inc. on Guidestar.