UNICO makes donation to rehab center

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:12

    SPARTA - The Sparta Chapter of UNICO National has announced that member Gary Curtis has made a donation on behalf of the chapter to the Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center in Andover. "Gary, a long time member of Sparta UNICO, has donated a large amount of art kits to the center for use in their arts and crafts program," said fellow UNICO member Jack Mazzuoccolo. "Gary, in true UNICO spirit, has reached out to help those in the community who need it the most and all the members of the Sparta chapter are proud of his support of this important program." The arts and crafts program, run by Camille Giannone, arts and crafts specialist, and Kim Mantz, director of recreation, works with members of the center's community using art as a therapeutic tool. "We're very pleased to be able to help others in our community. That's really what UNICO is all about, helping improve the lives of those in our community," Curtis said. The art kits contain ceramic statuary along with the paints and supplies to complete the art project. "It just happens that I find myself in a position to do something positive to help, and I'm glad to do it. That's what we're all about in UNICO and I really believe that you get back what you give, many times over," Curtis said.