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UNICO donates to community programs


The Toracco Food Bank/Shelter Fund administered by the UNICO Foundation is available to community-established programs throughout the United States that provide food and shelter where most needed. Grants are available for nonprofit organizations (food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters) that serve people in need or an agency that supports the community through rescue efforts. All must meet local and state regulations and prove a track record of providing food and shelter to low-income clientele. A full 100 percent of the grant must be used to purchase food or provide shelter – not for operating or salary costs A total of $25,000 is donated nationallyA total of $25,000 is donated nationally each year – divided among the most qualifiedeach year – divided among the most qualified applicants. In past years, repeated awards/ds/grants ($1,000 or $2,000) have been givengrants ($1,000 or $2,000) have been given to Sr. Rosa Alvarez – Gardenia House, Georgetown, Immanuel Shelter – Rehoboth Beach, and in recent years to Lighthouse for Broken Wings
($1,000- in 2022) – a place to call “home” for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Personal development programs to improve the quality of life are directed by Toni Short, R.N., who provides a co-ed residence for ages 21-71, helping them to become independent and employed – to facilitate re-entry into the community with future independence. Ten hours of community service are required of residents who are also accountable for a small weekly fee through part-time or full-time employment.

Applications for all of the above organizations were guided by UNICO Rehoboth Area.

Any qualified organization which would like additional information and an application may contact UNICO Delaware District Governor – Maria Teresa Morrison, at unicodelawaredistrict1@gmail.com.

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