UNICO Scranton makes donation to Ryan’s Run 7 campaign


Holiday gift-giving started early for one group of philanthropic women in Lackawanna County. Representatives from the Ladies Auxilliary of UNICO National, Scranton Chapter presented Allied Services with a donation of $1,200. The funds were raised through the UNICO National, Scranton Chapter’s Craft and Gift Fair hosted at the Dunmore Community Center in October.

The event featured raffles, a bake sale, and over 20 vendors selling jewelry, handmade gifts, gourmet foods and accessories. The donation was made as part of wider fundraising activities for WNEP’s Ryan’s Run, the annual charity campaign benefitting children and adults with disabilities at Allied Services. St Joseph’s Center also benefitted from the fundraising event.

Shown from left: Ashley deFlice, UNICO; Ryan Leckey, Reporter/Producer, WNEP TV; Lori Nozzi, UNICO; Linda Malinoski, UNICO; Patti Montalbano, UNICO, and Jim Brogna, VP of Corporate Advancement & Communication.

UNICO Craft and Gift Fair Committee

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Committee members for the UNICO National Scranton Chapter Ladies Auxiliary’s Craft and Gift Fair are gearing up for their event on Oct. 22 at the Dunmore Community Center.

Seated from left: Patti Montalbano, food chairman; Gayle DeAntona, president of UNICO National Scranton Chapter Ladies Auxiliary; Lori Nozzi, event chairman; and Julie Yando, bake sale chairman.

Standing, same order: Joanne Quattrone, Ashley DeFlice, Linda Malinowski, Lois Mallik, Danelle Hogan, Carole Dougherty, Barbara DiRienzo, Judi Zanghi, Diane Alberigi, Rose Blasi, Gloria Bernardi, and Alice Vanston.

Ladies Auxiliary donates money to Center for Independent Living-funded scholarship

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Ladies Auxiliary of the Scranton Chapter of UNICO recently donated $2,000 to the pre-employment scholarship fund for people with High Functioning Autism run by the NEPA Center for Independent Living’s Transitional Skills Center.

The donation came from proceeds of the Bocce tournament held by the Auxiliary at the Victor Alfieri Society bocce court.

Seated in front is Robert Treptow, president, CIL board of directors.

Standing in the front row, from left: Diane Alberigi, CIL Director of Payroll Services and UNICO; Danelle Hogan, UNICO, and Christopher Arnone, CIL Board of Directors.

Back row, same order: Joseph Ross, CIL VP – Independent Living Services; Tyler Blaum, participant; Gayle DeAntona, president, Ladies Auxiliary UNICO, and Michael Mellody, CIL Chief Financial Officer.