When actor Dan Lauria heard about the plight of children receiving help from the Global Medical Relief Fund, he arranged a visit with founder Elissa Montanti and traveled cross country to meet the youngsters in person The Hollywood actor, best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold, the money-conscious dad on the TV series, "The Wonder Years," offe...

Taverna Maui and Maui Brewing Company recently donated a total of $2,300 to the University of Hawaii Maui College's Culinary Arts Program. Funds generated from ticket sales for Taverna's First Anniversary Bash, held on Saturday, March 18, 2017, will provide financial aid for students in need. Chris Kaiwi, owner of the Kapalua bar and restaurant, ex...

The Sons of Italy Foundation-- the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States-- will celebrate their 29th annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala at Washington, D.C.’s Omni Shoreham Hotel on Thursday, May 25 from 6p...

The Columbian Club of Chicago will host a Sunday brunch at 10 a.m. on June 4 at Miseracordia Home Chicago. The event will feature a performance by Miseracordia’s own group, The Heartbreakers, and raise funds to benefit the home’s more than 600 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Proceeds from a split-the-pot will be donated...

Join local artists in an Italian art form that will come to life dubbed "La Bella Strada," Del Ray's Annual Street Painting Festival Saturday, May 13, 2017, Mt. Vernon Ave., 9-3, FREE. Watch Mt Vernon Avenue come to life as artists, sponsored by local businesses create vibrant, large-scale chalk paintings directly on the sidewalk!La Bella Strada is...

The UNICO Chapters of Delaware District 1 sponsored a “St. Joseph’s Table” to celebrate La Festa di San Giuseppe, a centuries old-tradition to help the poor and downtrodden. A weekend-long collection of non-perishable food items was held in March at Saint Edmond Church in Rehoboth Beach, topped off by baskets of bread donated by Old World Breads in...

Scholarship funds, stocking food pantries and helping individuals in need are reasons the latest incarnation of Wayne UNICO was formed in 2011. So far the new group has donated more than $50,000 to about 20 local causes, said past President Anthony DeGennaro. The non-profit has raised money through events, including calendar contests to benefit hig...

The Springfield Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, raised $10,000 for the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Tuesday. The fundraiser was one of many the Springfield UNICO holds throughout the year to help local organizations. Former club president Frank Stirlacci started this fundraise...

The founder of Italian food chain Eataly will fund a hi-tech €1 million restoration of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, aimed at preserving the delicate masterpiece. Eataly entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti made the announcement on Thursday, at a Milan event with Culture Minister Dario Franceschini. The restoration will clean the air in...

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB), a local non-profit civic group, presented the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center in Bel Air (SARC) with a check donation of $25,000. The check presentation took place at the Richlin Catering & Events Center during SIAB’s sold out 4th Annual Spring Gala, one of i...