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Joe Brandi thanks sponsors at Unity 4 Orphans 2022 Wave-A-Thon in San Diego

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Dedicated Supporters!

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.

Yanelis Lopez was first introduced to Unity 4 Orphans when her aunt, who knew she wanted to study English, heard about Unity 4 Orphans’ ESL program

ESL Program Graduate Gives Back by Teaching Others!

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!

We support women,. Period. Unity 4 Orphans

Period Supply Drive Brings Dignity to Orphanage Girls in Mexico

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!

Paul Polakowski III was first introduced to Unity 4 Orphans through Joe Brandi at church in 2017

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

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.

Juliana knitted stuffed animals for the orphans

Thank you for the stuffed animals. God bless you!

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.

unity 4 orphans wave-a-thon surf fundraiser

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

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!

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!

Meet Lauren Salaz

Meet Lauren Salaz

Unity 4 Orphans would like to introduce our first intern! A junior at San Diego State University, Lauren is majoring in Comparative International Studies and minoring in Spanish. She was introduced to U4O through her scholarship, which promotes work with nonprofit organizations. She appreciates the way U4O supports children who have had difficult lives and looks forward to practicing her Spanish, but especially to spending time with the kids.

Help U4O Make Giving Tuesday the Best One Yet!

Children living in poverty worldwide experience the holidays as they would any other day: full of insecurity over food, shelter, and other basic human needs. This holiday season, Unity 4 Orphans’ Giving Tuesday mission is to make sure underprivileged orphans and children continue to feel seen and supported for a better tomorrow and a brighter future!

U4O Mental Health Counselor Greyydyn

Meet U4O’s Mental Health Professional In Nicaragua

Greyddyn is U4O’s child psychologist for our English program in Miramar, Nicaragua. Her role is to care for the psychological health of each child. She says, “My greatest motivator is the results we get to see. That brings me fulfillment and motivates me to believe that we are an agent of change in these kids’ lives.”

Service Trip group going to a Mexican orphanage

Service Trips Offer Unique Team-Building Experiences

Whether for team building within a corporation, a church group, or a collection of friends, Unity 4 Orphans’ day trips to orphanages in Tijuana provide a memorable way for teams to bond with one another and the children we serve.

screens are getting installed on the orphanage in Mexico

Window Screens Matter!

Providing for simple inadequacies that affect children’s lifestyle enables them to do their best in school and more importantly, lets them know that they are valuable and loved.

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