About Unico

Our Chapter

“Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of UNICO. I am proud to lead an organization that helps people in need. Our local Chapter members, “brothers” volunteer their time and efforts to help those in our community and beyond that need assistance. We are a relatively small Chapter that makes a difference by identifying the extraordinary needs of our community and families. We provide financial assistance as well as volunteers to assist many great causes. Each month our brothers identify people within our community that need assistance. Our charitable activities are highlighted each year by some of our annual events. We hold a Community Leader of the Year dinner as our main fund raiser. We take the time to acknowledge an individual within the community that gives back to help others. With the funds from this dinner, we have endowed scholarships at local high schools and colleges and organize our annual events. Every year we host a turkey basket food drive. Brothers come together to donate their time and fill 100 turkey baskets with complete Thanksgiving dinners. These baskets get distributed by members to local families in need so that the spirit of Thanksgiving can be realized by those who may not have the financial means to celebrate with a traditional turkey dinner. Our busy year comes to close in the month of December when we host a Christmas party for 100 under privileged children and their families. Our brothers become chaperones for a day and assist a child with shopping for presents for their families. Often times, these presents are nothing more than necessities for needy families. The day concludes with a present wrapping party and pictures with Santa. Everyone leaves with the spirit of Christmas within their hearts. These are only the highlights of our worthy causes. Along with the assistance of our sponsors and supporters, UNICO brothers are always looking to lend a helping hand.”