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UNICO offers helping hand to charities in Sussex County


The UNICO Foundation, which grants up to $25,000 each year to worthy applicants of the Ralph Torraco Food and Shelter Fund, has again awarded $1,500 to Lighthouse for Broken Wings of Lewes. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Foundation has granted between $1,000 and $2,000 to this organization, directed by nurse Toni Short and a team of volunteers.

From left: Former UNICO district governor Maria Teresa Morrison, Joan Boraski and Karen Coombe of the Outreach Committee, and president Dr. Steven Stanzione gather to present a check to Lighthouse for Broken Wings.

Members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter also volunteer throughout the year to prepare meals for the homeless families living at this facility and others. In addition, they provide support for clothing drives and school and holiday supplies whenever needed, directed by Outreach Chairperson Joan Boraski and her UNICO team.

Prior to this, Gardenia House of Georgetown, directed by Sister Rosa Alvarez, was the recipient of repeated grants to support their programs/food and shelter, for women and children.

The local UNICO-Rehoboth Area Chapter has also made recent contributions to Womenade of Bethany Beach, and the UNICO National Drive for donations to the Maui Fires Relief Fund.

The UNICO Delaware District 1 annual bocce tournament, held on Sept 23 in Georgetown, supports the Brian Piccolo scholarships to be awarded in March 20 to qualified student scholar-athletes.

For more information, or to participate in any of these events/programs, which are open to the public, please contact Maria Teresa Morrison at unicodelawaredistrict1@gmail.com.

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