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Italian Home for Children Toy Drive 2012
Italian Home for Children Toy Drive 2012
Italian Home for Children Toy Drive 2012
Italian Home for Children Toy Drive 2012
Italian Home for Children Toy Drive 2012
Italia Unita member Maria Spada drops off items to the Italian Home for Children.

Italian Home for Children Toy Drive 2012

Italia Unita would like to thank our members for a very successful Toy and Clothes Drive for the Italian Home for Children. The Home is very appreciative for all that we do for the children.

Carmela Favorito speaks to the students.
Carmela Favorito and Rosario Cascio with the Italian Language students at East Boston High speak about their immigration experience.

Italia Unita Speakers Series At East Boston High School.

A monthly speaker series where Italian and Italian American members from the East Boston community and beyond would come to speak with East Boston High School students on a variety of topics pertinent to work they are doing in their Italian classroom.

Objectives:
• To expose students in East Boston High School’s Italian Language program to the rich history and impressive achievements of local Italian Americans

• To create a strengthen ties between Italia Unita and East Boston High School to the benefit of both organizations and the surrounding community

Italia Unita presents award to swimmer, Salvatore Cimmino.

Italia Unita members present Salvatore Cimmino with a plaque honoring his 17 mile swim around the Boston Harbor. For his complete amazing story click here.

Photo credit Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography

Michael Grato Awarded Scholarship.
Italia Unita Board Member, Jena, presents East Boston High Student, Michael Grato, a scholarship at the annual East Boston High Awards Banquet.

Kim Pelosi Awarded Scholarship.
Italia Unita Board Member Gene Schepici and Italia Unita member Maria Capogreco present East Boston High Student Kim Pelosi a scholarship. Sponsored in part by Verizon Communications.


Zumix Harvest Festival.
Italia Unita participated in the annual East Boston Harvest Festival. Children learned how homemade pasta is made and even made their own pasta to take home.

Jennifer DeDominicus Awarded Scholarship.
Lisa Capogreco presents a scholarship check to Jennifer DeDominicus an East Boston High School student.

An Officer Honored.
Pasquale Capogreco, president of Italia Unita, presented Sgt. Michael O'Connor a farewell token on behalf of Italia Unita for appreciation of his work in the East Boston community and with the Annual Italian Festival.


Donated Rings to Deserving Champions.
Italia Unita donated a team ring to Italian-American high schooler, Dante Arinella of East Boston. EBH won the Superbowl after finishing a 12-0 season. Unfortunately the school was unable to buy the champions their rings.Italia Unita along with many other local individuals, businesses and organizations bought each team member a ring. The rings were presented at a banquet celebration on February 18, 2005. Pictured is Italia Unita board member, Jena presenting the ring to Dante Arinella.

Home Visits to the Elderly
An Evening of Italian Poetry and Prose sponsored by Italia Unita for the elderly residents of East Boston. This event is an opportunity for the older members of our community to listen to their favorite Italian poetry and prose, reminisce, share stories, and relive special times from their youth.

On October 27th, Italia Unita sponsored an evening of Italian sing alongs at the Heritage Elderly Complex in East Boston. The evening included music and song provided by Elio Lo Russo and Jimmy Bono Geany from the Italian American band Seabreeze. The band typically play every summer in East Boston at the annual Italian Festival. Italia Unita happily sponsored this event to celebrate October as Italian Heritage Month and to provide entertainment to the elderly especially those who are not able to participate in the annual Italian Festival every summer. The duo sang traditional songs from different regions of Italy. Some of the more popular songs, were O Sole Mio, Mamma, Campagnola and much more. Most of the residents of this complex were born in Italy and the evening was a way to bring them back to their roots and reminisce with the songs they grew up with. Some residents were moved to tears as they sang and clapped along with the group. The evening concluded with Italian pastries and coffee provided by Italia Unita. This is the beginning of a series of visits to elderly homes with more sing alongs.


Adopt-A-Site
Italia Unita took part in the Adopt-A-Site Program in East Boston. The adopt a site is on the corner of Porter Street and Chelsea Street, across from Eastie's landmark Santarpio's Pizza. Thousands of visitors exit the Callahan Tunnel and enter East Boston via Porter Street where Italia Unita has maintained a greenspace area to welcome all into the community.



Italia Unita
P.O. Box 685, East Boston, MA 02128
italiaunita22@gmail.com

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