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Vero Amici for Charity of West Caldwell, N.J. was established in December 2005 by local men from the West Essex community.  Vero Amici, which translates to "True Friends," mission is to raise money through charitable contributions that will be dedicated for children, handicap citizens, senior citizens and under-privileged youths who need medical or financial assistance and to promote local awareness in our communities.

Mission: 

"Our purpose is to have a positive affect in the lives of those we touch by providing financial and emotional support.  The values of Vero Amici come from the individuals that make up our association.  These individuals are compassionate, committed and most important caring."

Where We Give:

We proudly give to community organizations throughout the West Essex Area and beyond.  Below are just some of the organizations we give to:

  • West Essex First Aid Squad
  • Caldwell/West Caldwell Local Assistance Board
  • Mental Health Association of Essex County
  • The Bridge
  • St Rocco’s Church Newark, NJ 
  • Caldwell/West Caldwell Recreation Special Needs
  • West Caldwell Fire Department 
  • Caldwell Fire Department
  • From the blog

    Announcing the 2015 Sponsor List

    Our Annual Casino Night Fundraiser is coming up on June 12th.  We're proud to announce our generous 2015 sponsors.   Our sponsors and donors make possible the charitable contributions we make to community groups and families in the Greater West Essex Area. 

    100% of the proceeds from our events, sponsors and donors go directly back into the community.  In 2014 we gave away over $20,000 to the following groups: 

    • West Essex First Aid Squad
    • Caldwell/West Caldwell Local Assistance Board
    • Mental Health Association of Essex County
    • The Bridge
    • St Rocco’s Church Newark, NJ 
    • Caldwell/West Caldwell Recreation Special Needs
    • West Caldwell Fire Department 
    • Caldwell Fire Department

    We thank all of our supporters for their generous contributions and hope to continue a legacy of giving in 2015 and beyond.   We'll see you at Casino Night! 

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    Vero Amici 9th Annual Casino Night

    We're happy to announce our ninth annual casino night fundraiser at the Hanover Manor.  This year's event will take place on June 12th from 7pm-11pm.  Tickets are $80 dollars and include: 

    • $50.00 worth of gaming chips
    • Buffet Dinner and Desert
    • Beer, Wine and Soda
    • Music

    For tickets contact Joe Garamella at 973-464-3615 

    Vero Amici is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and was named by the Assocation of Fundraising Professionals as the "Most Outstanding Community Organization," in 2014.  Last year, Vero gave $22,000 to local organizations.  

    To read more about who Vero gave to in 2014, click here: http://www.veroamici.com/vero_to_honor_orgs

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