Free Thanksgiving Dinner with all the Trimmings

Gullotta House is partnering with St Ann’s to provide a Thanksgiving meal to members of our community. All who would like or are in need of a meal are invited to join us for the 2022 Thanksgiving dinner at St Ann’s school gym. This year’s festivities will be held on Sunday November 20th, from 1:30 – 6:00pm. In addition to providing 1,000 sit down meals, we will have grab and go meals available and will be delivering 500 meals to disabled or seniors throughout Westchester upon request. Donated turkeys can be dropped off at St Ann’s rectory from Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm.

Last November, Gullotta House hosted its 6th annual Turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Ann’s Church in Ossining. This event provided a full meal for 397 veterans, seniors and residents facing hardship. Additionally, $1,250 in gift cards and over 300 turkeys were distributed to other needy families.

With the New York City job market, stellar K-12 education system, and beautiful Hudson Valley surrounding us, living in Westchester County is indeed something to be thankful for.  Our 968,000 residents enjoy  a median household income approaching $95K.  However, 9.44% of locals live below the poverty line which means that some 90,000 have daily financial challenges.  Then there are those who have acute situations such as a sudden illness or job loss that can create a need to figure out how to put food on the table or how to pay the next month’s rent.

There are charitable organizations that help many individuals but are limited to providing assistance to only those below a certain income level.  At Gullotta House, we have no such restriction and recognize that past earnings might not be relevant in a current situation.  We strive to help Westchester residents in need, regardless of past income.  Sometimes that can be a one-time or short-term cash gift.  Other times it could be fellowship, a hot meal, or nice night out or a combination of all three.

Thanksgiving is among the most beloved of all holidays when friends, old and new, can get together, share a meal, and express gratitude for the good things in their lives.  A well-cooked meal provided by loving hands can heal some rifts and get us to focus a little less on our troubles and to concentrate on other important things.

 

At Gullotta House, we are thankful to our many contributors, volunteers, advisors, suppliers and recipient for allowing us to do what we love – helping our neighbors in need.  Keep reading throughout our website to find out how to get involved as a donor or volunteer to enable our mission of neighbors helping neighbors.

Remembering Terence Crowley

Gullotta House wishes Cowley family condolences for their loss of their brother Terry.
We thank Jim Crowley and family for  choosing to donate to Gullotta House in lieu of flowers. Click donate above to leave a donation in Terry’s honor.  

R.I.P Terry,

Gullotta House

March Madness with Gullotta House

Gullotta House is partnering with the Horseman Alumni Committee  in the 2022 NCAA Basketball pool. Winners will be determined on April 4th based on the scores of the final championship game. Proceeds will benefit Gullotta House and local community organizations. Follow these easy steps to participate:

  • Donate $100 per box by clicking the donate button above
  • Pick any available box from #1 -100 in the grid above
  • Email (gullottahouse@gmail.com) or call (914-525-0744) us to request the box you’ve selected or just ask us to pick one for you
  • If the box you’ve selected is available, we will confirm your selection. If it’s already taken, we will assign another available box to you.

Winners will be determined as follows:

Half 1,500

Half Roll Back 500

Final 3,500

Final Roll Back 500

Gullotta House 7th Anniversary Super Raffle Drawing

Announcing Gullotta House Super Restaurant Raffle plus 6 other great prizes to win! Benefiting Gullotta House Needs a Home, “transitional housing” for fire victims and flood victims. The drawing will be held at 8pm on June 25, 2022. Read more about this worthy cause in the River Journal.

Super Restaurant Raffle value will exceed $1,700 in gift certificates:

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Tarrytown  $500
The Stillery Restaurant & Bar, Stamford, CT $150
Hudson Anchor Restaurant, Sleepy Hollow $150
JP Doyles, Sleepy Hollow $150
Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steak House, White Plains $120
Osaka, Tarrytown $100
The Barley Beach House, Rye $100
Mentor’s Mediterranean Steak House, Chappaqua $100
La Camelia Restaurant, Mount Kisco $150

The Grille at Somers Pointe, $150

2nd Briarcliff Market Deli $150
3rd Clean truck or car at ABH Car Wash, Briarcliff Manor
4th Los Andes Bakery $150
5th Gas Card $250
6th Stop & Shop Gift card $300
7th Whole Foods $200

8th Yankees vs Red Sox: 4 tickets July 14th 7:05pm game (donated by Franzoso Contracting)

One ticket $20, 3 tickets for $50, 8 tickets for $100
Raffle tickets will be emailed after purchase. Winners need not be present.
Help us to reach our goal of $15,000

Sponsorships for $100: only 10 available.

Click Donate above and select “custom amount” to purchase your raffles!

Gullotta House is happy to invite you to celebrate our 7th anniversary of helping Westchester residents experiencing hardships.

Gullotta House needs a home. The time has come for us to create transitional housing for fire and flood victims and residents who have been displaced by unforeseen circumstances. Help us in this effort by donating to our fundraiser.  Join us for the anniversary  cocktail party kickoff event!

Thursday May 26th
6pm – 8:30pm

The Briarcliff Manor
25 Studio Hill Rd
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Tickets: $75 per person

Includes hors d’oeuvres, food stations, beer, and wine

Click “donate now” to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor.

Sponsorships:
Friends – $50
Supporter – $250 –  1 ticket, name/logo on flyer, Facebook Shout Out
Advocate – $500-  2 tickets, name/logo on flyer, Facebook Shout Out
Cocktail Sponsor – $1,000- 4 tickets, name/logo in local paper and sign
Event Sponsor – $1,500 – 6 tickets, name/logo in local paper and sign
Foundation Sponsor – $2,000 – table of 8, name/logo in local paper and sign

   

From day one, we have pursued our mission of assisting the many thousands of people in need in our community.  Thanksgiving mealsHeadless Horseman Plunge,  free community meals during the pandemic, and countless additional campaigns have been made possible through the community’s generosity. Help us continue our work by making a donation.

 

RTA Takes the Headless Horseman Plunge

Rising Tide Alliance is excited to partner with Gullotta House in our continuing efforts to help those in need in our community. The RTA team will be taking the Headless Horseman Plunge into the frigid waters of the Hudson River at 1pm on February 12, 2022! Support our team by donating to this great cause by clicking above.  You can also support us in person by cheering our team on. Join us at Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow on Saturday February 12th, 2022.

Coach Flora Takes the Headless Horseman Plunge

Sleepy Hollow Football Coach Jerry Flora Jr and Sleepy Hollow Booster Club are partnering with Gullotta House in our continuing efforts to help families facing hardships in our community.  Coach Flora will be taking the Headless Horseman Charity Plunge into the freezing waters of the Hudson River at 1pm on February 12, 2022! Support our coach by donating to this great cause by clicking above.  You can also show your support in person by cheering him on. Join us at Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow on Saturday February 12th, 2022.

Miss New York Takes the Headless Horseman Plunge

Miss New York 2021 is excited to partner with Gullotta House in our continuing efforts to help those in need in our community. Sydney Park is the reigning Miss New York and was the third runner up in the Miss America contest. Sydney will be taking the Headless Horseman Charity Plunge into the icy waters of the Hudson River at 1pm on February 12, 2022! Support Sydney by donating to this great cause by clicking above.  You can also show your support in person by cheering her on. Join us at Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow on Saturday February 12th, 2022.

Los Andes Takes the 2022 Headless Horseman Plunge

Los Andes Bakery is excited to partner with Gullotta House in our continuing efforts to help those in need in our community. The Los Andes team will be taking the Headless Horseman Plunge into the frigid waters of the Hudson River at 1pm on February 12, 2022! Support our team by donating to this great cause by clicking above.  You can also support us in person by cheering our team on. Join us at Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow on Saturday February 12th, 2022.

 

Devin’s Little League Football Fundraiser

Congratulations DEVIN for raising $2820 at the 2022 plunge!

 

This year 8 year old Devin Kapica will  join his Ossining neighbors at the Escape from Sing Sing Plunge on Saturday February 12th, 2022! Devin is braving the frigid waters of the Hudson River for the second time to raise money with Gullotta House for his Ossining Little League Football team and hopes his friends and neighbors can help him achieve his fundraising goal of $2,000. See a message from Devin below.

2023 Escape from Sing Sing Plunge

SAVE THE DATE

2023 SING SING PLUNGE Saturday, February 18!!!

Thank you to all of our community members who took the 2022 plunge and to all the donors who sponsored these brave participants! With your help Gullotta House was able to meet our goal and raise over $45,000 with 78 Plungers.   Here’s the final tally:

Ossining – $22,860  donations – 44 Plungers

Sleepy Hollow – $23,007 donations – 34 Plungers

Our 2022 Dedicated Plungers
1. Miss NY Syndey Park “Representing at Home” all the Best Sydney.
2. Sleepy Hollow Head Football coach Mr. Jerry Jr Flora
3. Father Elvin St. Ann’s Church
4 David Tubiolo Westchester county legislature district 14
5. Ossining Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg
6. Sleepy Hollow /Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce President Laura Rey Iannarelli.
7. Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Gayle Marchica
8. Team Titantic- Jessica Silver Rogers
9, Laura Ramsey
10. Team T.U.F.S.D Keri DiLascio
11, Mark White
12, Jean O’ Brien
13, & Lara Vivolo!!
14. Devin Kapica & Mr Dreaves Clairmont Asst. Principal -Ollf
15. Luis Vargas
16. Pink team Robin Taradash Bednarcik
17. Red Team- Woody
18, Schlitz
19, TURBO 19b, Beaker 19c, Peter Bartlett Team Crazy
20. Audrey Kaufmann
21. Brent Gamble
22. Dan Young
23 Joseph Cavallo
24. John G Crawford
25. Anthony Pullissio
26. Nicole Spruck Spruck Team LHLF
27. Loretta London
29. Jessica Mejias Team los Andes Bakery
30 Irene Amato Amato -A.S.A.P Mortgage jumping Michael
31.Kelly Gannon
32. Team Girl Scout Julia Gannon
33. De Joy
34. Daniel Monte Ocasio
34 Matthew Howard Team Tasty Table
35.Team R.T.A. Kyle Muth
36, Aniello Ricchiuti
37 & Cesar Callan
38. Tony Gullotta
39 Matthew Gullotta
40. Amilia Gullotta
41 Matt Gullotta
42. Matt Mccallister
43. David Schofield
45 David Aguirre
46. Team SunBlue Chris Hale
47.Logan Hale
48, Sloane Hale
49. Kersten Harries
50. Team JAG-ONE Ivo Fernandez
51 Irena Gazda
52, Concetta Viggiani
53, Chris Forella
54. Elizabeth Turker
55, Dave G
56, Peter Strom
57, Trustee Omar Lopez
58. ROB Capri & Pasta Ossining
59 Team Croton Doge- Jason Giordano
60. Team Mike Risko Music with Mike
61, Schuyler
62 and Adam
63 from Mike Risko Music, Tyler V.

On a chilly day in February, 2021, hundreds of participants and onlookers braved 23- degree weather to partake in the Headless Horseman Plunge Fundraiser. Gullotta House is so thankful to all contributors for helping us set a new record for this event by raising over $30,000 and we hope to exceed last year’s total at our 2022 expanded event!

This year, we are hosting the plunge into the Hudson River at two locations! Will SLEEPY HOLLOW or OSSINING raise the most for the charity plunge?

The Escape from Sing Sing Plunge will be held at Louis Engle Park Beach, Ossining on Saturday February 18, 2023  at 11am!  Plungers should arrive at 10:15am. To donate or become a sponsor click donate above.

Headless Horseman Plunge will be hosted later in the day at the beach at Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow.  The plunge will be held on Saturday February 18, 2023  at 1pm! Plungers should arrive at 12:30pm. To donate or become a sponsor for the Headless Horseman Plunge click here.

See a recap of last year’s events below.

Last year, we raised $30,000 at our 2021 headless Horseman Plunge. Do you want to take the plunge or sponsor our bravest residents? You can contribute as an individual or join our roster of business sponsors.

Our fundraising goal is to exceed $30,000 and 50 participants towards helping Westchester families facing a hardship, regardless of income.

Each plunge registrant is tasked with raising a minimum of $75. For those participants who attract sponsorships or donations in excess of $125, they’ll get to memorialize their plunge with a long sleeve event shirt. For raising $250, participants will receive a customized hoodie.

Not to be outdone, we have sponsorships targets for contributors and local businesses:

1- $50 Friend of Gullotta House; Facebook Shout out
2- $250 Facebook logo ad in paper
3- $500 Facebook logo ad in paper and up to 3 minutes talk about business at Plunge
4- $1,000 All the above, logo on shirt, and company sign at Event.

To sponsor this event or a person click donate above.

Just like last year, everyone must wear sneakers or water shoes and sign a waiver. Costumes are not only allowed but also encouraged. We are taking pictures and videos to celebrate this 2022 fundraising kick off.

It is not too late to sponsor any one or more of our heroes below by making a donation. Alternatively, plan to join the merriment in 2022 by plunging in yourself and get your friends to cheer you on, contribute to your campaign, and pass you some hot chocolate to warm you up when you come back on shore.

The following plunge participants took a dive into the  icy waters of the Hudson River for this fundraising effort in 2021:

PARTICIPANTS:

  •  Matt Gullotta
  •  Matthew Gullotta
  • Johana Romero
  • John Crawford
  • Anthony Pullissio
  • Woody
  • Beaker
  • Schilitz
  • Ana Guzman
  • Mark White
  • Jessica Silver Rogers
  • Stacy Daly
  • David Loesch
  • Daniel Perez
  • Louis A
  • Jesus Gillian
  • Mike Corrao
  • Anthony Stern
  • Laura Ramsey
  • Jacqueline Muniz
  • Anthony Senato
  • Christopher Hale

TEAMS:

  • Team London
  • Team Titantic
  • Team Mike Corrao
  • Team Mark White teachers association
  • Tasty Table
  • AAA Nolan’s Auto Body & Collision – James Skip Scipioni
  • The Red Team – T.K.E Woody, Schlitz, & Beaker
  • Jag One Physical Therapy
  • Indians Village – Delores
  • Westchester Ballroom
  • Little Hands Little Feet – Nicole Spruck
  • Team Anthony Stern
  • Hudson Anchor Restaurant
  • The Pleasantville Manor, The Somers Pointe & The Briarcliff Manor
  • Croton Auto Park
  • St Ann’s Church – Father Elvin
  • Green Home Solutions
  • Team Crazy – Peter
  • Team – Tellcancer2bounce – John Manteria, Lee Clifford, Richard Senato
  • Team – 4 Kyle
  • Team Run PB
  • Team Sun Blue Solar
  • Team J P Doyles

SPONSORS:

  • Daly Family Foundation
  • Unified Retirement Planning Group
  • Laura Rey Iannarelli – Rey Insurance Agency
  • Mike Corrao
  • J.P. Doyle’s
  • Robert Nolan – AAA Nolan’s Auto Collision
  • John G Crawford Memorial Services
  • Dinapoli Family Venues
  • Westchester Bank
  • The River Journal
  • Janet Brand, Realtor
  • DJ Johnny G
  • Prescription Center of Ossining
  • Jag One Physical Therapy
  • The Hudson Anchor Restaurant
  • J & G Italian Deli
  • The Mirage & The Stillery Restaurants
  • Terra Rustica
  • Abbruzzese Wellness
  • Dave’s Fences
  • Croton Auto Park
  • Love Holds Life
  • Daysi Briones – IQ Contracting
  • Legend Auto Repair
  • Orfino’s Resturant
  • Orange Bank & Trust
  • 105-Ten Bar & Grill
  • St Ann’s Church