Wayne UNICO donates to police officer battling cancer

May 05, 2017 1149

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 high schoolers, golf outings to fill the food pantry and dinner dances to help families in need.

The Wayne chapter is part of UNICO National, an Italian-American service organization with “service above self” as its mantra. UNICO, originally named for the Italian word “unique,” used to describe the dedication of its members, has come to be defined as “unity, neighborliness, integrity, charity, and opportunity,” according to UNICO National.

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SOURCE: http://www.northjersey.com/

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