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UNICO is an Italian-American service organization. The Garfield Chapter raises funds to support various charities and to assist our community in times of need. We meet on the first Thursday of every month with the exception of July and August. Some of the charities we support are - Cooley's Anemia Research, The Jimmy V Foundation, Mental Health Research, as well as several others. Our chapter also gives scholarships to local high school students.   

UNICO's History

UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education and perform patriotic deeds.

To read more about UNICO's history, please visit the UNICO National website at 

The UNICO Creed

U in the common brotherhood and UNITY of man created by an all-wise and loving GOD.

N that my highest fulfillment and greatest happiness are to be found in unselfish service to my NEIGHBOR.

I that INTEGRITY of character-not wealth, position, or power-is the greatest possession I can have.

C that true CHARITY is not motivated by selfish purpose but is the expression of genuine love for my neighbor.

O in my responsibility to use every OPPORTUNITY to increase my usefulness to the needy and underprivileged.    

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