Working with our business and community supporters, Samaritan Daytop Foundation annually hosts fundraisers to raise dollars to support the work of Samaritan Daytop Village. Our special events offer valuable sponsorship opportunities as well as auctions and raffles featuring donated prizes and experiences.

Where Good LivesTM Gala

Our largest fundraiser of the year, the Where Good LivesTM Gala places the spotlight on the people and programs who make good possible every day of the year. Over 300 people attend the Gala to honor individuals who share a commitment to good. Funds raised at the Gala translate into innovative programs, enhanced services and facility improvements across all sites operated by Samaritan Daytop Village. Sponsorship opportunities exist for the annual event.

You can view our video "One Degree" from the 2018 Where Good LivesTM Gala on our YouTube channel.

Golf & Bocce Invitational & Dinner

Hosted by Samaritan Daytop Village Board member Vincent F. Pitta, the Golf & Bocce Invitational & Dinner features a day of golf and bocce on the greens of the Richmond County Country Club in Staten Island. The dinner portion of the day includes awards, raffles, and a presentation to an honoree who is making a difference in the community. For more information, contact the Development Department.

Holiday Toy Drive

Samaritan Daytop Village operates a network of family shelters that houses over 1,400 children from newborns to the age of 18. Samaritan Daytop Foundation leads an annual Holiday Toy Drive to ensure each child has a gift to open for the holidays. Visit our Amazon Wish List to purchase toys for children in Samaritan Daytop Village’s Family Transitional Residences and our Young Mothers Program.


Email the Development Department or call (718) 206-2000 ext. 1285 if you would like to donate auction or raffle items or plan a fundraiser benefiting Samaritan Daytop Village.