Bambini Stories

Gianni is mid-way through his week of day camp and having a blast! He has had another opportunity this summer to spend a week swimming, playing basketball, and just being a kid, because of the IWL. If not for your generosity providing a shadow helper, he would not be able to participate in a summer camp because of his special needs. This is the week that Gianni looks forward to all year and we are so grateful that you make that possible for him.

The Guarino Family

Dear The Italian Welfare League,

Word cannot express how grateful Taya and I are for your kindness, generosity and support during this difficult time. I know you didn’t know my husband Anthony, but he was a good man who fought a tough battle with ALS. I will never forget the words he spoke often “it’s not what you take from life but what you give back to others, is what ultimately defines us”.

The Senerchia Family

Dear Italian Welfare League,

I wanted to thank you very much for the grant money allowing our son Thomas to attend the C.A.M.P. program with Speech Language Pathology in Motion. Financially, it eases the strain on our budget and more importantly, it allows Thomas the opportunity to participate in activities that foster his educational and emotional growth.

Thank you again.

The Green Family

Since my son began his sessions with his speech therapist Alex, not only have I noticed a change in his communication but so have others. His vocabulary has expanded and he has gained great confidence in his ability to communicate with others intelligently. My son actually cried when he was told his sessions were going to end. I would like to thank everyone at the Italian Welfare League for their efforts in helping my son, as he struggled greatly when he first began the program. He at least now has the tools he needs to continue his growth in conquering his speech and language barriers. Thank you again for your sincere efforts.

A family at Jewels Institute

We can’t thank you enough for awarding our son Nico with a grant for equine therapy. To say that he has been enjoying his sessions would be an understatement! We are so grateful!

The Mossa Family

Just a quick note to let you know the boys are doing so well in gymnastics/tumbling. It has had a calming effect and has toned down the energy level at home. Plus, they love going and it appears it’s been another really good opportunity for them to learn to follow direction. I highly recommend for any special needs mom.

Thank you again!

The O'Neill Family

Our family would personally like to thank you for your help with our son’s medical bills. Each year, due to Thalassemia, we are overwhelmed by bills and are so very grateful for your help. You have alleviated a lot of stress for us and we want you to know how much that means!

The Camilleri Family

Dear Italian Welfare League,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Italian Welfare League for awarding our daughter with grant money provided to ACDS. Markella is a very special three and half year little girl who was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a very rare form of epilepsy when she was only six months old. Markella has made tremendous progress in her development since her diagnosis and continues to thrive since she began attending ACDS this fall.

Thank you again for your generosity, it truly means a lot!

The Giammalva Family

I wanted to write and thank you and all the selfless men and women of your organization who give so much of their time and energy … No words of mine can truly express our gratitude and appreciation for all the IWL has done for our family. Please send our heartfelt thanks to all of your members and donors who make these grants and this assistance possible.

The Vigliotti Family