Sempre Avanti to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

Feb 21, 2018 832

Rosanna Imbriano, founder and executive director of Sempre Avanti, Inc., announces the 5th Anniversary of the nonprofit organization she founded in 2013. An anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the beautiful Robert J. O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove.

Guests will enjoy an Italian dinner and desserts, dance music provided by Automatic Entertainment, and a special performance by award-winning Italian Tenor Micheal Castaldo. Tickets are $60. For more information, contact

At this event, Sempre Avanti is honoring four individuals who continually give of themselves for the betterment of others. Two of the honorees are, Mike and Nick Fiorito, the co-founders of Stoic Elite, an educational media company that reaches over 20K people each day. These Brooklyn brothers are best known for their annual Blankets of Hope movement in which they deliver thousands of blankets and handwritten notes to homeless in need across the country. Their mission is simple: to unite the world in love. Mike and Nick (aka the happyFreaks) have been featured on ABC, FOX, NBC, and CBS for their efforts as a social entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

The other two honorees are Paula Moccia and Antonella Locascio, of the T-Cap “Hugs for Your Head” Program. Paula, a resident of Florham Park, is the founder of the program. When she retired, Paula volunteered at a cancer center where she decided to combined her passion for sewing and her concern for patients dealing with hair loss. This experience led her to create T-Caps, which are soft comfortable hats made from T-shirts and embellished with costume jewelry, beautiful scarves, beads, lace, and more. Antonella is a talented seamstress from Cedar Grove who donates her time and skill to sew and accent the T-Caps for Paula’s program. The “Hugs for Your Head” Program has provided thousands of T-Caps for cancer centers in New Jersey and New York. Donations of T-shirts, costume jewelry, scarves, and thread are always welcome.

Sempre Avanti is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as a resource center for the Italian and Italian-American community. Its mission is to provide support to all Italians: individuals, businesses, organizations, and associations, both in the United States and Italy. As a resource center, the organization provides a multitude of services and encourages strategic alliances that not only benefit both parties, but also strengthen a shared heritage to move Italians forward. Its executive director and founder is Rosanna Imbriano. For more information, please contact 973-444-2317 or visit

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