UNICO National is a nationwide service organization similar to Lions, Kiwanis and Rotary. Its membership is exclusively open to American men and women of Italian heritage, or persons married to men and women of Italian heritage, of good character and reputation. Members are united in a national chain, working jointly on national projects and separately on community activities, to uplift the prestige of their people. It is non-political and non-sectarian. UNICO is the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States.
Verona UNICO, a private non-profit organization, is comprised of individuals of Italian ancestry committed to providing a better quality of life for those in need on a community and national level. Chartered in 1970, Verona UNICO has dispersed more than $500,000 to a variety of causes including but not limited to: The V Foundation for Cancer Research; Cooleys Anemia; Seton Hall University Chair of Italian Studies; over 100 college scholarships for those who excel in academics, sports and community service; and a host of local charities consisting of Project Graduation, The Rescue Squad, The Volunteer Fire Department, The Verona Baseball League, The Children’s Holiday Fund, and many more. The chapter is also dedicated to preserving the Italian Heritage through various cultural programs, specifically, the Italian Book Collection at the Verona Library.
Membership information can be obtained by e-mail or visiting their website.