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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.

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!

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.

Amy Beam - web developer for U4O

Meet Amy Beam

Amy is inspired by our mission to lift children out of poverty and help to create equity throughout the world. The people in our organization working together toward a shared goal to love others—and especially children—motivated her to join the team!

Lindsay Reph - Community Outreach Specialist for U4O

Meet Lindsay Reph

Unity 4 Orphans’ Community Outreach Specialist, Lindsay Reph, manages donor communications, various online content, and anything else that lands in her inbox. She loves to share the fact that God specializes in using the unprepared who humbly “just show up.”

Volunteer Appreciation dinner 2021 at Solterra

Celebrating Our Rockstar Volunteers!

Over a sunny weekend in June we gathered to celebrate our amazing Unity4Orphans team members and volunteers! The outdoor patio at Solterra Winery & Kitchen in Leucadia was a perfect venue, and we enjoyed delicious food and delightful company!

Kristen B Donations Coordinator for Unity 4 Orphans

Meet Kristen Brinkerhoff

For those considering getting more involved with Unity4Orphans, team member Kristen Brinkerhoff says, “Don’t overthink it and just jump in! The children will be blessed to have you as part of their lives, and each of us has gifts to offer.”

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A Call to Greater Things

Unity 4 Orphans is growing. We just welcomed our newest volunteer, Hayley Monzon, as our Donor Relations assistant. How did she find her path to us? God created it.

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An Ode to My Sister

I forgot my sister Gina’s birthday.  It was on April 3rd.  She’s an amazing sister and doesn’t deserve to be forgotten – especially by her absent-minded, self-focused brother whose life she saved multiple times back in high school.

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