The Italian Home for Children
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Italian Home for Children Toy Drive

It's that time of year! It has been a tradition for many years that Italia Unita has participated in supporting the Italian Home For Children. We have been very successful in the past and will continue to support this worthy organization. This year we have decided to expand our efforts and also support a local organization called Crossroads located in East Boston. Their mission is to “support families as they transition from homelessness to independent living and self-sufficiency”

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Where’s Marianna - Aundi è Marianna? – A Children’s Book written by Lisa Cappuccio Boston Concepts Presents
"Where’s Marianna - Aundi è Marianna?" – A Children’s Book written by Lisa Cappuccio

When: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:00-7:30PM
Where: East Boston Public Library, 265 Bremen St., East Boston

Where’s Marianna? Aundi è Marianna? ….Is a book for everyone, showing a glimpse of life in an Italian immigrant household, while acknowledging the responsibilities, love and commitment an Italian mother has for her family. Illustrated as a children’s book, Where’s Marianna is unique in the sense that it touches children and adults alike. It’s a lesson in respect, love, and family. Even though people rely on a mother’s support, it’s important to realize that a mother needs to be seen as a person, too.

It’s about learning how Italian families’ roles dictate a household while maintaining the traditions of their upbringing. Written in English and Calabrese dialect, it’s a way to connect to our Italian heritage while emphasizing the importance of dialect, a language still used in many Italian households today.

About the Author

Lisa Cappuccio, formerly Capogreco has worked in many areas of public relations, promotions, marketing, politics, film and print media. . Her foray into children’s books will include a dialect that she uses still today. It’s a way to preserve her Italian culture and share it throughout the world.

Living in Boston, she has spent many years documenting her family’s traditions particularly surrounding food. As a daughter of Italian immigrants, from Calabria she learned the true meaning of hard work, family values and strong traditions. Lisa is a dynamic personality and always loyal to her heritage which has encouraged her to initiate many of her own personal projects. Growing up she spoke English and a dialect of one of Italy’s regions of Calabria, as a way to communicate with her parents and extended family members. Italian dialect was commonly spoken in many immigrant households, however it is now slowly becoming extinct

Order this title through or your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer.
978-1-4969-0666-3 (SC ISBN)
978-1-4969-0667-0 (eBook ISBN)

Italia Unita Sponsors
La Cena

When: The First Wednesday of the month
Where: Rino''s Place, 258 Saratoga Street, East Boston

La Cena is for those who speak Italian and for those interested in learning the language. It is for Italia Unita members only who speak Italian and to anyone at any level of learning the language who would enjoy an opportunity to speak or practice their language skills in a friendly, social setting. La Cena is held one evening each month for dinner and conversation. One simply pays for his or her own meal. No commitment is required; one attends as he or she is able. The only requirement is a desire to share a fun evening out in an environment where Italian is spoken! Dinner includes appetizers, pasta course, main course and coffee/dessert. All other beverages and gratuities are not included. Dinner is a set price of $35 which includes house wine. (Cash only. Tax and gratuities not included).

This event is only open to Italia Unita members. RSVP's are a must to To become a member fill out this application and send it to us. Email to reserve your space.

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P.O. Box 685, East Boston, MA 02128

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