Project Hospitality Honors TYSA


Join Project Hospitality this Wednesday as Project Hospitality honors the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) initiative for their important work.

The Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) Initiative is a cross-sector coalition aimed at driving major improvements in youth substance abuse on Staten Island, with the ultimate goals of decreased use of alcohol and prescription drugs and youth making healthy choices overall. The Staten Island Foundation has generously supported this initiative from its inception in early 2011.

TYSA is a dynamic partnership of both private and non-profit organizations; city and state government agencies; philanthropists; parents, teachers and teens, many of who have been working to combat alcohol and drug abuse for years. The TYSA Initiative is different because it focuses all of its member’s efforts into achieving the same goals. Staten Island doctors, pharmacists, law enforcement officials, drug treatment providers, hospitals, educators and youth organizations are all working together to help one another, and the whole community, tackle youth substance abuse.


Project Hospitality Winter Gala


The Project Hospitality Winter Gala will be held on Thursday, 28th of January, 2016. The event begins at 6:00 pm and will be held at  Nicotra’s Hilton Garden Inn located at 1100 South Avenue in Staten Island.

$150 per ticket

(Note: $115.78 of the ticket price may be considered a charitable donation.)


For more information call or email Josh Keller: (718) 448-1644,  ext. 113.

About Project Hospitality

Project Hospitality is an interfaith effort, committed to serving the needs of hungry and homeless people. They serve people with special needs — people living with HIV and AIDS, people using substances, people living with mental illness — with an array of on-site professional services. Offering a comprehensive continuum of compassionate care that begins with street outreach, shelter, and soup kitchen and food pantry, and extends to treatment, other clinical and support services, and transitional and permanent supportive housing.


Support Project Hospitality’s “Dine Out Against Hunger”



Dine Out Against Hunger is a restaurant-based fundraiser to help fight hunger on Staten Island. Over 125 participating Staten Island restaurants pledge to give 20% of their food bill (excluding the bar bill) to Project Hospitality, an interfaith effort sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, and caring for people with HIV/AIDS.


This one-day event is set for:
Thursday, April 23, 2015


People of the community can support this effort simply by going out to eat at a participating restaurant on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Co-workers can dine out at breakfast, lunch and/or dinner together; friends and families can dine out in the evening.


At participating restaurants throughout Staten Island. FULL LIST


Project Hospitality helps the homeless, who struggle daily to find enough to eat, and the working poor, struggling to meet both rent and food costs. Project Hospitality is able to offer food, shelter, and hope during these challenging times with generous contributions from caring individuals, community organizations and businesses.


The co-chairs are Claire Regan, Associate Managing Editor of the Staten Island Advance and Frank Lombardi, Executive Chef of the Hilton Garden Inn. The Founding Community Sponsor is The Honorable James Oddo, President of the Borough of Staten Island. The founding Corporate Sponsor is the Staten Island Advance. The lead sponsor is Catering by Framboise. The Placemat Sponsors are Driscoll Foods, Northfield Bank, Richmond University Medical Center, Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn and SYSCO Food Services of Metro NY and New York State Restaurant Association. A Poster Sponsor is Ashkar Corporation. Bronze sponsors are Victory State Bank, Rogers Surveying, NYC Hospitality Alliance and Richmond County Savings Foundation. Media sponsor is Mindsaw Web Development. The printing underwriter is R&L Press.

For more information

If you want to know more about Dine Out Against Hunger 2015, please call Project Hospitality at (718) 448-1544, ext. 163 or use the link to the left.

Be generous: Project Hospitality launches annual winter clothing drive

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Project Hospitality is seeking donatations of new winter gloves, hats, scarfs and other items for its annual winter clothing drive. (Staten Island Advance file photo)

Project Hospitality is seeking donatations of new winter gloves, hats, scarfs and other items for its annual winter clothing drive. (Staten Island Advance file photo)

Project Hospitality is counting on borough residents to open wallets and hearts this holiday season and donate new scarves, hats, gloves, socks, hooded sweatshirts, thermals and other cold-weather clothing between now and Jan. 6.

Please leave the prices and store tags on the clothing.

The items will be distributed to the homeless and other Staten Islanders in need of warm clothes.

Items will be accepted at Project Hospitality’s administrative offices, 100 Park Ave. in Port Richmond, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from now through Jan. 6.

The receptionist will provide receipts for all donated items.

For more information, contact Deacon Paul Kosinski, director of community outreach, at 718-448-1544 ext. 134 or email:

This year, Project Hospitality has served more than 35,000 homeless, hungry and otherwise marginalized Staten Islanders.


TONIGHT, Thursday April 18th, you can Dine Out to benefit Project Hospitality. This fantastic one day event, where local restaurants donate 20% of their days proceeds to Project Hospitality to end hunger on Staten Island.

For a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit our website.





On Thursday, May 9th, Project Hospitality will be hosting a Spring Luncheon! From their site:

Come join us to celebrate all we have accomplished and acknowledge the work of Staten Islanders whose generosity has helped to shelter and compassionately care for those in need.

For tickets and information, call 718-448-1544 ext. 163