Help Us Earn A Community Thrives Grant Based on Fundraising

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The pandemic has had profound impacts on our daily lives. Social distancing and limited public gatherings have wrought emotional havoc. School and office shuttering have disrupted daily routines. Economic slow downs and job loss have exposed gaps in the social safety net. Food insecurity is more apparent, even in a relatively affluent community like Westchester County. With the help of our generous supporters and in partnership with scores of restaurants and elected officials, Gullotta House has been able to distribute over 150,000 meals since March of 2020. Our efforts have given Gullotta House an opportunity to apply for a grant from the 2021  A Community Thrives program. We’ve qualified for this potential source of funding, but winning this type of grant will not be possible without your help.

Sponsored by the USA TODAY Network’s parent company Gannett, the 2021 A Community Thrives program is a nationwide, crowdfunding program that will grant $2.3 million to eligible nonprofit organizations for specific projects aimed at social issues including education, housing, arts and culture, wellness and the environment. Gullotta House will be competing for various grants during the fundraising period of July 19, 2021 at noon to August 13, 2021 at noon. In order to be eligible for the National or Local Grants, Gullotta House must raise a minimum of $3,000 during this period through the crowdfunding campaign.  In addition to a Top Fundraiser grant, we will be competing in weekly bonus challenges. Please note that donations must be made via Gullotta House’s Official Fundraising Page on A Community Thrives’ website.

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Bonus Challenges:

  • 9/19/2021 @12:00 pm – Mon.  7/26/2021 @11:59 am: The top 4 charities with the most unique donors during this time period on their Official Fundraising Page will receive $5000. We need as many individual donors as possible during this round. We suggest a donation of $5 during this challenge. Please note that each donor must have a different email to be considered a unique donor.
  • 7/26/2021 @ 12:00 pm – Mon 8/2/2021 @11:59 am: The 8 charities that raise the most dollars during this time period on their Official Fundraising Page will receive $3000.
  • 8/2/2021 @12:00 pm – Mon 8/9/2021 @11:59 am: Six charities that receive the most unique donors during this time period on their Official Fundraising Page will receive $4000. We need as many individual donors as possible during this round. We suggest a donation of $5 during this challenge. Please note that each donor must have a different email to be considered a unique donor.
  • 8/9/2021 @12:00 pm – Fri. 8/13/2021 @12:00 pm: Eight charities to raise the most dollars during this time period on their Official Fundraising Page will receive $4000.

Non-profits are categorized based upon the size of their annual operating budget. For this type of funding, there was no formal grant proposal or hiring a grant writer. Rather, approved 501(c)(3) non-profits are tasked with (a) having a worthy cause and (b) being able to demonstrate that they have broad community support.

Gullotta House cleared the first hurdle based upon its reputation as well its activities, including our Oak Street Community Garden, Yonkers event in August that earned a write up in LoHud – Rockland/Westchester Journal News, a Gannett property. For the second criteria, we are rallying you, our organizational and individual donors. The number of individual donations as well as the amount of money donated through the Official Fundraising Campaign Page are factors in the evaluation process. So, we ask that you donate early, donate often, and donate as much as you can.

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We would appreciate you spreading the word both face-to-face and via social media. Let other potential donors know about our organization. Direct them specifically to this campaign. Let them know that their contribution will be amplified by the amount, the prestige and the social proof of winning the grant funds.

We greatly appreciate the amount of time and money our volunteers and donors have already contributed year-to-date. We are pursuing this fundraising effort because, long term, having more diversified funding opportunities and a more regional profile will bolster us in our mission of helping Westchester County residents facing hardship.

Gullotta House 6th Anniversary

Join us for Caribbean Night celebrating 6 years of helping Westchester residents experiencing hardships

Saturday, July 31st
5pm-8:30pm

22 Emwilton Pl
Ossining, NY 10562

Appetizers, drinks, & live Caribbean music 5:00 – 6:30

Salsa lessons with professional dancers @ 6:30 pm

Dancing begins @ 7:00 with live music by DJ Geo Salsa

Fire Dancer 8:15pm

Tickets: $50 per person

 

Click “Donate Now” to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor.

Sponsorships:
Friends – $100 – name/logo on poster at event
Advocates – $250 – name/logo on poster and website, 1 ticket

Guardians – $500- name/logo in local paper & 2 tickets
Life Savers – $1,000- 4 tickets, ad in local paper, $100 gift card to local restaurant

Buffet Menu

  • Roasted Pernil
  • Ceviche
  • Mango Shrimp
  • Sliders
  • Paella with lobster
  • Sangria, margaritas & rum drinks
  • Beer provided by Six Degrees & Less

Raffles and Silent Auction

From our first year through today, we could not have assisted the many thousands of people in need without the support of our community.  Thanksgiving meals, Headless 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.

Gullotta House 2021 Headless Horseman Plunge Fundraising Kickoff

On a chilly day in February, 2020, hundreds of participants and onlookers braved 23- degree weather to partake in the 5th annual Escape from Sing Sing Plunge Fundraiser. Gullotta House is so thankful to all contributors for helping us set a new record for this event by raising over $17,000!

This year, we are hosting the Headless Horseman Plunge at the beach at Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave, Sleepy Hollow.  The plunge was held on Saturday February 13, 2021  at noon and we exceeded last year’s total! See a recap of the day’s events below.

There are many wonderful charities in Westchester to patronize. Through our own experience, we know that too many of them are restricted from helping residents when the prior year’s W-2 statement exceeds a certain income level. While there are instances when that guideline makes sense, there are many when it is entirely too restrictive. In particular, when beset by debilitating illness or sudden job loss, especially when there are no savings, a family in need is in need. Gullotta House was founded in 2015 to help any Westchester resident facing a hardship – regardless of income.

Some highlights over the past five years:

  • Served over 1,000 meals at our monthly Third Thursday Dinner in Tarrytown
  • Donated over 1,000 Turkey for Thanksgiving birds
  • Brought over 1,500 kids to sports event at the Westchester County Center
  • Raised over $14,000 in response to the Landmark Diner being burned down
  • Distributed over 100,000 free community meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Last year, we raised $17,000 at our 2020 Escape from Sing Sing 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 $18,000 and 50 participants towards helping Westchester families facing a hardship, regardless of income.

Each plunge registrant is tasked with raising a minimum of $100. 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.

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 www.gullottahouse.org. There are other volunteer opportunities for this or other fundraising events undertaken by Gullotta House throughout the year.

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 2021 fundraising kick off.

Will you join us for 2021? The following plunge participants will dive into 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

It is not too late to sponsor any one or more of our heroes above by clicking through to their donation campaign. Alternatively, plan to join the merriment in 2021 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.

Gullotta House Offers Simplified Healthcare

Gullotta House is partnering with Health Alliance Network to provide simplified supplemental healthcare to the communityThe Health Alliance Network TeleMedicine program allows you to access a US Board Certified doctor from your home, office or on the go either by phone or secure video 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their doctors can help treat any non-emergency but urgent medical condition, dermatology or can even provide counseling. Participants can select from a wide range of providers and connect with the doctor by video chat or phone call without taking a trip to the doctor’s office.  Watch our video below to learn more. 

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For a discounted monthly subscription fee of $19.99 facilitated by Gullotta House, your entire household can participate in the Telehealth program. Health care benefits include unlimited medical and dermatology with NO CO-PAYS, prescription benefits (discounts on prescriptions), self-ordered blood and lab tests, and behavioral health counseling 

The Health Alliance Network TeleMedicine program is NOT INSURANCE. If you have insurance, this program is a value add to your existing plan providing convenience, accessibility and cost savings.  You will save on co-pays, deductibles and visit fees typically charged by traditional insurance while having access to the same doctors with the nationwide Telehealth plan. 

A portion of your subscription will go to Gullotta House for our fundraising efforts. Visit our page to learn more and subscribe. 

Order an at Home COVID -19 Rapid Test while Supporting Gullotta House 

Anytime Covid Test, LLC is working with Gullotta House to offer an at home RAPID TEST for COVID-19 antibodies that gives private and confidential results in 15 minutes or less in the privacy of your home or office. Click here to place your order. A portion of each order will go to Gullotta House to fund our many initiatives.

Gullotta House Bowling Event Fundraiser

Join Anthony Pullissio and  Gullotta House for our bowling fundraiser to support our efforts for Westchester residents in need facing hardships and food insecurities. Click donate to sign up to bowl, to purchase your raffle tickets, or to make a donation.

Saturday, February 20th at 1PM (Snow date: Saturday, February 27th at 1PM)

Cortlandt Lanes, 2192 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt, NY

Tickets:

$25 per person

$125 per Team of 5

Raffles:

$10 per ticket

$20 for 3 tickets

Your bowling tickets include 3 games for two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and soft drinks. We will have prizes for various categories that will be provided to bowlers and to raffle winners. Our raffle drawing will take place on the day of the event. Winners need not be present.

A big shout out to Cortland Lanes and Anthony Pullissio for making this happen!

Help Tazza Café Provide Free Meals to the Community

Tazza Café is partnering with Gullotta House to feed residents in need in the Armonk, Millwood, Ridgefield, and Katonah communities and first responders with healthy free meals. This is grab and go and where there is curbside pick up, our volunteers will put the meals into the trunks of your cars, following social distancing guidelines.

If you are able, you can make a donation of any amount to help launch this effort. Every $3.50 donation can provide one meal!

Please forward to your friends who may be looking to help in some way and rest assured that 100% of the money you donate will be used to serve our community.

White Plains Middle School PTA is Providing Free Community Meals

The White Plains Middle School PTA is partnering with Gullotta House to feed the White Plains Middle School Community with healthy free meals. We will be distributing meals on Thursdays at 5pm through the end of June at Eastview Middle School, 350 Main St, White Plains. This is grab and go and where there is curbside pick up, our volunteers will put the meals into the trunks of your cars, following social distancing guidelines.

If you are able, you can make a donation of any amount to help launch this effort. Just $3.50 can provide someone in need with a full meal!

Please forward to your friends who may be looking to help in some way and rest assured that 100% of the money you donate will be used to serve our community.

Help Your Community is Supporting Mount Kisco Families & Responders

Help Your Community is partnering with Gullotta House and will be executing weekly activities to raise money to feed the families and first responders in Mt. Kisco during COVID-19.

On Saturday May 2nd, we will be walking a marathon, and we hope that you will donate and help your community during this time. Only five dollars can provide an entire meal to someone in need. Please share this with your friends and family who may be looking to help in some way!

Orfino’s Supports Free Community Meals

Orfino’s Restaurant is partnering with Gullotta House to feed Briarcliff Manor and neighboring communities and first responders with healthy free meals. This is grab and go and where there is curbside pick up, our volunteers will put the meals into the trunks of your cars, following social distancing guidelines.

If you are able, you can make a donation of any amount to help launch this effort. Every $3.50 donation can provide one meal!

Please forward to your friends who may be looking to help in some way and rest assured that 100% of the money you donate will be used to serve our community.

A.S.A.P. Mortgage Supports Free Community Meals

A.S.A.P. Mortgage  is partnering with Gullotta House to feed Peekskill and neighboring communities and first responders with healthy free meals. This is grab and go and where there is curbside pick up, our volunteers will put the meals into the trunks of your cars, following social distancing guidelines.

If you are able, you can make a donation of any amount to help launch this effort. Every $3.50 donation can provide one meal!

Please forward to your friends who may be looking to help in some way and rest assured that 100% of the money you donate will be used to serve our community.