UNICO National

Service Above Self
The Largest Italian-American Community Service Organization


Come out to a meeting and express your interest.  We have many activities throughout the year.  

April UNICO Meeting








22st Annual Columbus Day & Tom Cetrone Memorial Golf Tournament








Sponsor Program

Your sponsorship helps the chapter assist many young High School graduates afford their college education.  Additionally, we give to organizations like the Jimmy V Foundation, ALS, etc.

How You Can Get Involved

Call (609)-241-9109 to Donate Or Contact Us to Get Involved

Our application process is now open for our scholarship program! Apply here and give it a share!

Our application process is now open for our scholarship program! Apply here by April 30th and give it a share!

Buon Giorno. Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at Little Italy Restaurant in Northfield. We'll have a full agenda including final plans for the 41st Annual Pasta Dinner. Please remember to register on the volunteer link for the Pasta ...Dinner if you are able to help on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Please e mail me no later than Sunday, March 12, 2023 if you plan on attending the meeting at Little Italy. Thanks - Jim Giaquinto

VOLUNTEER LINK: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B44A5A722A13-unicoac2

Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas and happy holiday season. Our first meeting of the new year will take place on Tuesday, January 10 at Athenian Garden on Route 9 in Galloway. We'll review our events from 2022 and discuss our plans for 2023. Please rsvp to me ...no later than 10:00 am on Monday, January 9 if you plan on attending. I look forward to seeing many of you next week. - Jim Giaquinto, President

Buon Giorno. I’d like to thank those who participated in our Christmas Food Drive as Lud and I dropped off 150 lbs of non-perishable food items at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey - Southern Branch this morning. More items will be dropped off in the coming days. Your generosity is greatly ...appreciated.

I’d also like to thank those who attended the brunch at Smithville Inn. It was a great turnout. Good people, good food, good time. A special thank you for bringing socks, underwear, etc. I delivered 2 large containers of these items to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission today.

Finally, a special thank you for all of your hard work in 2022. We have truly strived to meet our motto of “Service over Self.” Please mark your calendars for our next meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Athenian Garden in Galloway. I’ll be forwarding an e mail regarding this meeting in early January.

I wish you and your family a happy, healthy holiday season. Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! - Jim Giaquinto

Buon Giorno! We will be holding our annual Christmas Food Drive on Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and Monday, December 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Please bring non-perishable food items which will be donated to the Community Food Bank of NJ - Southern ...Branch. Do not bring clothes as this is a food drive only. You can drop off the items our designated members homes in the following towns (DM for address):

Amy Gatto - Mays Landing
Lud Capozzi - Linwood
Angelo Longo - Galloway
Carmine Bonanni - Margate

A special thank you to Amy, Lud, Carmine, and Angelo for hosting the drop off sites. We had a very successful food drive the last two years and I'm confident of the same this year as we live by the motto "Service over Self." Stay well! - Jim Giaquinto

We are excited for Saturdays event! Get your tickets online at Eventbrite!
➡️ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oldies-dance-party-with-the-geator-jerry-blavat-tickets-461438684527

REMEMBER YOUR CLOCKS! The clocks change at 2 a.m. tonight to create the least disruption for early workers. People who don't have a digital clock that changes automatically will often switch their watches on Saturday night before bed. This year, Daylight Saving Time began on March 13, 2022, ...and ends on November 6, 2022. THAT'S TONIGHT!

UNICO National – “Join Us!”

What We Do

UNICO National is a service organization of Italian Americans established in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1922 to “engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds”. According to its website, it is the “largest Italian American service organization in the USA”. At that time of its founding, the trial of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti were in the news, and many stories fostered a belief that Italian Americans were loyal primarily to their homeland. UNICO was founded to show that Italian Americans were loyal to America first and held no allegiance to Italy except through cultural traditions.

Unico is the Italian word for “unique”, chosen to represent the one-of-a-kind nature of the organization. The word has since become a backronym which stands for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity.

Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation

Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.

UNICO is the largest Italian American service organization in the nation. Our proud motto is “Service Above Self.” Our Greater Atlantic City Chapter has been serving the community for over 38 years. In that time, the chapter has given scholarships to countless high school seniors to assist them in pursuing their college education. Since the chapter’s inception of its scholarship program, the Greater Atlantic City Chapter has distributed over $700,000 in scholarships.

If you decide to support us, your tax deductible contribution would help provide scholarships to youths that have gone beyond mere scholastic and civic goals.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to support the Atlantic County UNICO Scholarship Foundation.


Ongoing Causes

The Walk to End ALS

The ALS Association is an American nonprofit organization that raises money for research and patient services, promotes awareness about and advocates in state and federal government on issues related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  


Over $20,000 Donated


Provide scholarships to youths that have gone beyond mere scholastic and civic goals. 


Over $738,000 Donated

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We’ve Raised over $700,000

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