Giving to Charity

Annual Gala "Charity of Choice"

Our major fundraising event of the year is our Annual Gala Dinner.  We designate one organization per year to receive the majority of proceeds from this lavish event, our "Charity of Choice"

The rest of the Gala proceeds, combined with other fundraising we do through the year, support a broad range of organizations that include other charitable causes as well as giving to the Italian cultural community

Below is a list of recent Charity of Choice recipients.  Since 1994, Sons of Italy Garibaldi Lodge has given over $1,500,000 to local charities, and we have been giving for 33 years now!  The list of recent recipients demonstrates our commitment to giving to a wide variety of deserving charities:




Interested in becoming our
2021 Gala Charity of Choice?



If you wish to be considered for the 2021 Charity of Choice, you must apply in writing.  Submissions must be received by email before February 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered.  The submission requirements are described in the attached letter from Berardino Petrelli, President.

Please note that being accepted as the Charity of Choice carries no guarantee of funds to be received.  Written applications must be received at the following email address: president@sonsofitaly.ca

If you have any questions, please send an email


We Don't Just Give to Our Charity of Choice

While the Annual Gala is our major fundraiser and our opportunity to give a large sum in one evening to that year's Charity of Choice, we give to other charities at the Gala and throughout the year.

A summary of some of the charities we have supported in the last few years:        (*)  These charities received gifts in more than one year.

If you are seeking funds from us, click here for more information on our giving process.



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