Thank you for visiting our webpage for Cedar Grove UNICO. We are proud Italian Americans that deeply care about our heritage and our community. Cedar Grove UNICO is the local chapter of our National organization of thousands of other proud Italian Americans that so generously give their time and  commitment to making their local communities a better place to live,  all while supporting and promoting their heritage.


Over the years, our organization has raised funds to support the various needs of those both within and outside our local community. These events include scholarships for local high school students attending college, participating in events that donate to the Jimmy V cancer charity, feeding the less fortunate by donating turkeys and food items during Thanksgiving, providing clothing items those who lost homes during severe weather events, raising funds for our wounded veterans, hosting a pasta night for the community and other worthwhile events.

Our motto is “Service above Self” and many members give much to make this work on a daily basis.

We meet monthly at local restaurants to conduct routine business, plan upcoming events and of course eat and drink as only proud ‘Italians’ can.


I invite you to join with us, come see what we are all about and maybe become a part of a long tradition that not only feeds that belly, but also the soul; You may contact me at any time and I would gladly meet with you, or explain further what we do.


Thank you for taking the time to visit Cedar Grove UNICO.


President Patrick ‘pat’ DeFrancisci   

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