UNICO Makes Donation to St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry

UNICO Scranton Chapter and UNICO National Foundation recently presented a check for $2,000 for baby formula to Saint Joseph’s Center Baby and Children’s Pantry from the UNICO Foundation Ralph Torroco Food Bank/Shelters Fund.

The Pantry serves hundreds of families each month and depends entirely on donations from individuals and organizations in the community, which includes new and gently used clothing, baby formula/food, diapers, monetary donations, baby furniture, etc.

For information on Pantry hours or to donate, call 570-207-6640.

Shown from left: Chris DiMattio, president, UNICO Foundation; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, president and CEO, Saint Joseph’s Center; Mary Griffin, outreach coordinator, Baby and Children’s Pantry, Saint Joseph’s Center; Patti Montalbano, president, UNICO Scranton Ladies Auxiliary; Jo Ann Verduce, director of development, Saint Joseph’s Center  and UNICO Scranton board bember.

Ladies Auxiliary Delivers Holiday Cheer to Catherine McAuley Center

Patti and Bob Montalbano delivered Christmas gifts to the Catherine McAuley Center in Scranton, for a family of five and another family of four. This is the fourth year the Ladies Auxiliary of UNICO Scranton Chapter have participated in helping families through this program. 

Shown at the Christmas gift delivery are, from left: Eileen King from the Catherine McAuley Center, and Patti Montalbano, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of UNICO Scranton Chapter.

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.