Vero Amici 2017 Honorees

"Vero Amici, the non profit that supports worthy causes and individuals in need, once again donated to many wonderful causes in West Essex.

The following is a list of all organizations that received donations from this local group consisting of friends who banded together to make an immediate difference in the lives of both residents in need and worthy local organizations.
The Bridge-$1500
West Caldwell/Caldwell Recreation Special Needs $1000
Mental Health Association of Essex County $5000
West Caldwell/Caldwell Local Assistance Board $5000
West Essex First Aid Squad $2500
St Rocco’s Church Newark New Jersey (Ken Trimmer) $1500
Caldwell Fire Department $500
West Caldwell Fire Department $500
Sponsor Senior Citizen Lunch $1000"

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Announcing the 2017 Sponsor List

Our Annual Casino Night Fundraiser is coming up on June 8th, 2018.  We're proud to announce our generous 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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:

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Vero Amici to Honor Eight Organizations



 Vero Amici to Honor Eight Community Organizations 


October 30, 2014 -West Caldwell New Jersey non-profit organization Vero Amici invites you to attend a very special press conference to meet the recipients of this year’s donations. On hand will be members of the Vero Amici group, along with numerous recipients of their non-profit donations.

Join us for this very special event, as we donate $22,000 to local organizations including:

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 (Ken Trimmer)

Caldwell/West Caldwell Recreation Special Needs

West Caldwell Fire Department

Caldwell Fire Department.

When: Thursday November 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. 

Where: West Essex First Aid Squad, 642 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell, NJ

A reception with food and drink will follow the award ceremony. The cost of this event is being paid for by the members of Vero Amici. 


About Vero Amici: is a non-profit organization in West Essex, comprised of friends and local businessmen, who meet regularly to raise money for both worthy causes and individuals or families in need. What sets this group apart is truly their dedication to cut through red tape as most other non-profits contend with, and act quickly to offer assistance to both organizations and families in need. 


Media Contact: 

Vincent Christopher 


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