About Us

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima, Ohio, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Our membership is comprised of Americans with any amount of Italian ancestry either by birth or by marriage. 

We hold annual fundraisers that enable us to make contributions to numerous local charities and worthy causes and award college scholarships to area high school seniors. Our most notable fundraiser is our annual Pasta Dinner held every year on Palm Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center here in Lima. In just six hours, we serve more than 4,000 meals!

We have thus far been able to give more than a quarter of a million dollars to those in need. Our motto is, "Our family helping others", and while preserving our Italian heritage is important to us, we give without regard to race, religion, creed, sex or national origin. Everything we do is for the betterment of our community and comes from the heart.


Our Mission

To explore, preserve, celebrate and promote the Italian culture, language, history and traditions; perform charitable works and promote social interaction within our community.

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