UNICO is the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. The organization's objectives are to promote the image of Italian Americans, serve the community and contribute to charitable, cultural and educational organizations and projects.
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO was chartered in 1974 and, over the past 30 plus years, has raised and donated thousands of dollars annually to support scholarship programs, organizations and individuals in the New Jersey area. Since 1975, the chapter has co-sponsored the St. Barts/UNICO Italian Festival, which attracts thousands and thousands of visitors over Labor Day weekend.
This chapter takes great pride in its history, heritage and outstanding individual membership. It has been recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” and has earned it place in our community for service to others and charitable contributions since its inception.
The UNICO motto is "Service Above Self." The entire chapter membership is committed to giving a hand up and helping people in need.