About U4O

Our Story

Fighting to create a Brighter Future

Unity 4 Orphans (U4O) officially launched in 2010, but its roots stretch back years earlier. In 2009 U4O’s Founder, Joe Brandi, took a trip to Kenya with World Orphans where the staggering number of orphans worldwide became a reality. Joe committed his life to fighting for vulnerable children. He began his fight for creating brighter futures for orphans by joining forces with The Rock Church in San Diego, CA.

After leading short-term trips to Mexico through the church, his vision grew and Unity 4 Orphans evolved. Unity 4 Orphans focuses on the least assisted orphanages in Mexico and Latin America and has blessed over 2,000 children since 2010. Quality relationships are at the core of Unity 4 Orphans where individual children are provided with the love, consistency, quality relationships, and dignity they deserve.

Meet the Team

Joe Brandi

President
Santa Cruz / San Diego, CA

Sam Park

Mexico Trip Leader
San Diego, CA

Ted Watson

Nicaragua Trip Leader
Apopka, FL

Brian Cannelongo

Nicaragua Trip Leader
Warwick, MD

Molly Stokas

Board of Directors Member
San Diego, CA

Shannon Fox

Social Media Coordinator
San Diego, CA

Celeste Gomez

Mexico Orphanage Director
Tiajuana, MX

Laigthany Gomez

Nicaragua Master ESL Teacher
Nicaragua

Ed Andrade

Mexico ESL Teacher
Tiajuana, MX

Xochitl Andrade

Mexico ESL Teacher
Tiajuana, MX

Sheril Brasher

Luisa Martinez

Peter Gossett

Webmaster
San Diego, CA

Board of Directors

Joe Brandi

San Diego, CA

Laura Fellows

Chris Fromm

San Diego, CA

Sam Hahn

Molly Stokas

San Diego, CA

George You

San Diego, CA

Advisory Board Members

Krysty Bush

Brian Cannelongo

Linda Hahn

Maryanne Lutz

Minh Nguyen

Hannah Smith

Ted Watson

Nicaragua Advisor
Apopka, FL

Past Champions

Dan Gossett

Former Treasurer & Head of Operations
Sacramento, CA

Celina Carriero

Adriana Monteiro

Crystine Grace

Tony Silva

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