Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

In the News

Harvest Café recently went on a field trip to, NJ to attend the food vendor fair held, at Sysco Metro New York. They learned about the different foods and items that can be used to stock a café kitchen. In addition, they were shown how the chef orders what he needs to successfully run a Café.

Residents of Glenwood attended the “Disability Pride Parade” sponsored by the, NYC Mayor’s office for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was a great day for a parade!


Residents of Jefferson attended the 40th Annual “Boat Ride for God’s Special Children”. They enjoyed a great day out on the water!


Individuals from both, Glenwood and Amboy went on a boat ride which was sponsored by the Marine and Aviation Anchor Club. They all enjoyed spending a beautiful day outside!



Amazon’s 3rd – Annual Prime Day is Tuesday July 11th and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime Members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

Golf Outing Invitation Photo

 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.











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