Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

September 17, 2022

Thanks to a grant from Coldwell Banker West, Unity 4 Orphans is providing remedial education to help San Diego students in grades K-5 from low-income households succeed in school. Our vision to establish an outreach to vulnerable children in San Diego has come to fruition, thanks to longtime U4O supporter Nick Ospina and Coldwell Banker …

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

September 9, 2022

From a poverty-stricken village in Ecuador, Unity 4 Orphans’ founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for expansion to the area to provide intervention for education and nutrition. On his recent trip to Ecuador, one of the areas Joe Brandi traveled to gives us a glimpse into the housing conditions of one community plagued by extreme …

Unity 4 Orphans’ Supporters Host an Evening for the Children Fundraiser

Unity 4 Orphans’ Supporters Host an Evening for the Children Fundraiser

September 2, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ philanthropic supporters held a private dinner at their home in La Jolla to raise funds for children living in poverty. Gathering Friends for an Evening of Fundraising and Fellowship On a perfect August evening in La Jolla, California, Tom and Kathrine Cassidy hosted a fundraiser on behalf of the children we serve …

Why We Give Faithfully to Poor Children in Latin America

Why We Give Faithfully to Poor Children in Latin America

August 26, 2022

From a village in Ecuador, founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for the future of U4O as we expand into other countries, and why our calling is to first support the children in our ESL program in Nicaragua. After spending time with the children at Unity for Orphans’ ESL program in Miramar, Nicaragua, Joe Brandi …

Our ESL Program in Nicaragua Welcomes a New Group of Young Language Learners

Our ESL Program in Nicaragua Welcomes a New Group of Young Language Learners

August 20, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ English as a second language program in the poverty-stricken village of Miramar, Nicaragua welcomes even more children for language instruction. Thanks to our supportive community, our English as a Second Language (ESL) program in a small fishing community in Latin America continues to grow, enabling us to reach even more children living …

From Nicaragua to Ecuador, Children Living in Poverty Need Our Help

From Nicaragua to Ecuador, Children Living in Poverty Need Our Help

August 15, 2022

From a small village in Ecuador, Joe Brandi shares a vision for a new outreach through Unity 4 Orphans to bring programs for healing and change to poor children. After his annual summer visit to our program in Nicaragua, Joe traveled on to Ecuador to meet with contacts and develop a vision for the future …

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

August 10, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ newest team member adds a unique perspective to our mission of bringing healing to orphaned and poverty-stricken children in Latin America. We’re excited to introduce our newest team member, Marco Aguilera, who is filling a much-needed role as Program Director for our team in Latin America. He and his wife, Anabel, have …

Tech Tools Donated for ESL Classrooms in Miramar, Nicaragua

Tech Tools Donated for ESL Classrooms in Miramar, Nicaragua

August 5, 2022

We recently posted a need for laptops and speakers for our classrooms in Nicaragua and were blown away by the quick response from U4O supporters who immediately shipped wireless speakers and laptops to us in advance of Joe Brandi’s visit. Now each classroom has a speaker that will support the teachers’ lesson plans and provide …

Why Does English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Matter?

Why Does English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Matter?

August 1, 2022

Since 2017, Unity 4 Orphans has taught children in a poor village in Nicaragua to speak English, providing education, support, and opening doors to better-paying jobs.   Since November 2017, our ESL program has brought hope to hundreds of children, and we’re thrilled at how much it has grown since then, particularly in this past …

Kids Hold Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphans Fundraiser in San Diego

Kids Hold Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphans Fundraiser in San Diego

July 27, 2022

Three San Diego girls recently hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for the orphanages in Mexico that Unity 4 Orphans supports.  The young entrepreneurs,Vibhi (age 9), Aashi (age 7),  and Eva (age 7), put a lot of care into the planning and preparations, and the event was a success in more ways than one. …

Back-to-School Supply Drive for Orphanage Kids in Mexico

Back-to-School Supply Drive for Orphanage Kids in Mexico

July 22, 2022

The global pandemic is still being felt by the children at the orphanages in Mexico, who are struggling to get back on track in school; help them start strong for next year! The children at the orphanages in Mexico continue to study hard this summer to make up for the time and knowledge lost during …

One Young Man’s Journey from Orphan to Graduate Made Possible by Philanthropic San Diego Volunteers

One Young Man’s Journey from Orphan to Graduate Made Possible by Philanthropic San Diego Volunteers

July 14, 2022

Longtime supporters of Unity 4 Orphans share their experience as child sponsors with Unity 4 Orphans, shedding light on what it means to serve others and provide underprivileged children with healing from trauma and hope for the future. We invite you to enjoy one San Diego couple’s heartwarming sponsorship story for an orphaned child in …

Meet the Team: Wesley Ross

Meet the Team: Wesley Ross

July 11, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans is pleased to introduce someone who usually keeps a low profile but has been involved for years as a CPA and valued team member. Our CPA, Wesley Ross, was first introduced to Joe at The Rock Churchthrough a mutual friend four years ago, and he’s been involved ever since. Along with annual …

Mullets 4 Orphans: Kid Creates Crazy Fun Fundraiser

Mullets 4 Orphans: Kid Creates Crazy Fun Fundraiser

July 5, 2022

A 13-year-old San Diego teen puts the FUN in fundraiser with a creative idea he calls “Mullets 4 Orphans” by collecting donations before visiting a local barber. Last summer, Charlie Wilkinson went on a volunteer trip with his family to visit the children at the orphanage that Unity 4 Orphans supports in Tijuana. Seeing how …

San Diego Volunteers Find Love While Serving Orphaned Children Together

San Diego Volunteers Find Love While Serving Orphaned Children Together

June 12, 2022

Read this fun, unique story of two Unity 4 Orphans volunteers who found love on a volunteer trip and are now married! VOLUNTEERING WITH IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN BRINGS HIDDEN BLESSINGS In 2017, Tricia Butler was reading the La Jolla Light newspaper and she saw an ad for U4O service tripsand thought, “I should go!” She signed …

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Dedicated Supporters!

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Dedicated Supporters!

April 28, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans is so thankful for the support that led to a successful fundraiser at our 2nd Annual Wave-A-Thon! The students in our ESL program in Nicaragua are now learning valuable life skills through education and new curriculum in the English language, which will open doors for them in their future.

Joe Brandi Reflects on Easter and What It Means for Unity 4 Orphans

Joe Brandi Reflects on Easter and What It Means for Unity 4 Orphans

April 13, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans founder, Joe Brandi, shares an Easter message for our volunteers, donors, and supporters.  We send our heartfelt thank you to everyone who continues to join us in our mission to support children in Latin America by bringing education and holistic care for brighter futures and awareness to our communities and the world …

ESL Program Graduate Gives Back by Teaching Others!

ESL Program Graduate Gives Back by Teaching Others!

April 12, 2022

A recent graduate of Unity 4 Orphan’ ESL program in Nicaragua is now an intern assisting other students in becoming bilingual, an excellent path to breaking the cycle of poverty. We’re so proud of her mastery of the English language and willingness to pass on her knowledge. We know she has great potential as an English teacher someday, and will help others reach brighter futures along the way!

New ESL Curriculum Brings Even Brighter Futures to Students in Nicaragua!

New ESL Curriculum Brings Even Brighter Futures to Students in Nicaragua!

April 8, 2022

Thanks to funds raised from our 2nd Annual Wave-A-Thon, our students in Nicaragua have begun learning from the new ESL curriculum from Oxford University. This raises the quality of instruction for the kids, providing a better vehicle to mastery of the English language, and more opportunities for their futures!

Period Supply Drive Brings Dignity to Orphanage Girls in Mexico

Period Supply Drive Brings Dignity to Orphanage Girls in Mexico

April 1, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans intern, Lauren Salaz, is hosting a Period Drive to collect feminine hygiene products for the older girls and teens at the orphanages in Tijuana. For the month of April, Lauren and her supportive sorority sisters are gathering supplies on the SDSU campus, as well as in the greater San Diego community. Caring for this basic need gives the girls dignity and lets them know that they are not alone!

A Heart for the Fatherless: U4O’s Newest Board Member

A Heart for the Fatherless: U4O’s Newest Board Member

March 25, 2022

At a young age, Paul lost his father, and this loss gave him compassion for children who are being raised without one or both parents. His heart drew him to U4O’s mission and as a member of U4O’s Board of Directors, Paul assists wherever the organization has a need, and is a particularly important advisor in the areas of finance, fundraising, and general strategy.

Thank you for the stuffed animals. God bless you!

Thank you for the stuffed animals. God bless you!

March 11, 2022

We recently introduced Juliana, a 5th grader from San Diego who graciously chose to support Unity 4 Orphans for a school project by making stuffed animal “companions” for the children at the orphanages we serve. A few weeks ago, Juliana joined us on a service trip to Mexico to deliver her handmade creations, and brought joy to kids who need it most.

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Raising Kids to Give Back!

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Raising Kids to Give Back!

March 4, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ 2nd Annual Wave-A-Thon drew an awesome crowd, raised funds for a great cause, and highlighted families giving back together. We’re thankful for all of our supporters and donors, and especially love to see kids growing up with a charitable worldview!

Two New Teachers Hired in Mexico!

Two New Teachers Hired in Mexico!

February 26, 2022

We’re pleased to introduce Dennyse Urias, one of two new teachers at the orphanages in Tijuana that Unity 4 Orphans supports. She holds a degree in pedagogy, which is the theory and practice of learning, and focuses on the influence of and by the social, political, and psychological development of learners. She has always enjoyed teaching others, and we’re thankful to have her as a part of the U4O team, bringing her unique talents to kids who need it most!