"Service Above Self"

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The Largest Italian American Service Organization in the USA

UNICO National. the largest Italian American Service Organization in the
United States, respectfully requests that any and all local government
and law-enforcement officials assist in the protection and preservation
of Christopher Columbus memorials in their municipality and, if
necessary, aid in the prompt restoration and re-placement of damaged
Columbus statues . Regardless of the protesters' intentions, this
desecration is demeaning, insulting, and disrespectful to all
Italian-Americans. Over time, Columbus has become symbolic of the
Italian-American experience, heritage, and contributions to these United
States.

Much of the circulating information concerning Columbus is historically
inaccurate as it neglects the many positive aspects of Columbus'
explorations and has placed this information totally out of temporal
context. His accomplishments as a daring navigator can go uncontested;
he is emblematic of the millions of immigrants and their pursuit of
economic opportunity, religious freedom, and hope for a better life. "To
the world he gave a world!"

Sincerely,

Frank N. De Frank, M.D.
President, UNICO National

PNP Rick D'Arminio and wife Manuela of the Greater Ramsey, NJ Chapter helped put together food baskets for 110 local families.

 

Wethersfield CT UNICO provided meals for the staff at three COVID-19 testing centers.

Verona NJ UNICO recently donated meals to the nurses at St. Barnabas Medical Center. They also donated $500 each to the Verona PBA, Volunteer Fire Department, and First Aid Squad. 

Welcome

The UNICO National mission is to promote the image of Italian Americans along with Italian heritage and culture by supporting charitable, scientific, cultural, educational, and literary projects.

 

The men and women of our many chapters across the country devote their time, energy and resources to serve their local communities. They also support UNICO National causes such as scholarships, Cooley’s Anemia, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Cancer Prevention and Research.

Founded in 1922 by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola in Waterbury, Connecticut to unite people of Italian heritage in an organization to perform charitable, patriotic and educational deeds.

 

UNICO’s motto is “Service Above Self”. UNICO means “unique” or “only one of its kind” in Italian and additionally, the letters represent: U-Unity, N-Neighborliness, I-Integrity, C-Charity and O-Opportunity.

Thank you to Mike Fasulo and the Southington CT chapter for donating $25 gift cards to Tops Market, Anthony Jacks, Flair, Family Pizza, Fancy Bagels, and Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant. They are distributed to families of three or more when they come for the food pantry and also providing gift cards to smaller families.

 

Columbus: Facts and Fiction

Click this link to view a Youtube video of an academic account of Christopher Columbus that will inform viewers of truisms and dispel the falsehoods that surround Columbus with historical facts, not unproven rhetoric.

On this page are various examples of UNICO National members providing "Service Above Self" during the crisis

A huge thank you to Wethersfield UNICO for dropping off lunch for us today! It was much appreciated, especially on a day like today.

Montville NJ UNICO donated $3,000 in restaurant  gift cards to the outreach program and food pantry of St. Peter's Church to help feed the hungry in this time of need.  

A New Way to Meet

Here is a screen shot from a Passaic Valley NJ chapter "Zoom meeting". Though we can't meet in person, most UNICO chapters are still conducting their business of providing for those less fortunate and promoting Italian heritage.

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