Together We Accomplished So Much in 2022!

Together We Accomplished So Much in 2022!

January 20, 2023

Our year-end campaign raised $50,000 towards the first phase of construction on the Unity 4 Orphans Transformation Center for vulnerable children in Nicaragua! In 2022, we achieved some major goals together with our amazing community, and have set our sights on building the Miramar Transformation Center in 2023. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, …

How do we make the world a better place for underserved and at-risk children?

How do we make the world a better place for underserved and at-risk children?

January 6, 2023

Troubles worldwide can feel overwhelming and discouraging, but it only takes one small act of kindness to change the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children. Unity 4 Orphans provides several ways to care for vulnerable children living in poverty, setting them on a course to secure futures with more opportunities. Our programs include English as …

Help Make Unity 4 Orphans’ Transformation Center a Reality in 2023

Help Make Unity 4 Orphans’ Transformation Center a Reality in 2023

November 25, 2022

A longtime dream to build a Transformation Center to house Unity 4 Orphans’ ESL program in Nicaragua will become a reality in 2023, thanks to our generous community. For those who have been following Unity 4 Orphans for some time, you may have heard our vision for the Transformation Center in the small rural community …

Age Is Just a Number in Supporting Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Age Is Just a Number in Supporting Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

November 18, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ Wave-A-Thon draws surfers and boogie boarders of all ages and raises funds for orphaned and vulnerable children in San Diego and Latin America. When Joe Brandi made an announcement in a church service at La Jolla Christian Fellowship and asked for participants for U4O’s 3rd annual Wave-A-Thon, Kristan Peterson felt a tug …

A Firsthand Look at Poverty Conditions for the Children We Serve in Nicaragua, Part 2

A Firsthand Look at Poverty Conditions for the Children We Serve in Nicaragua, Part 2

October 28, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans volunteers shared their time, talents, and hearts with children from our ESL program in Nicaragua breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Welcome to the continuation of our story featuring the experiences of U4O volunteers Paul & Sara Giret, who joined Joe Brandi on his trip to Nicaragua in the summer of …

U4O’s 3rd Annual Wave-A-Thon Raises Funds to Expand Education Programs

U4O’s 3rd Annual Wave-A-Thon Raises Funds to Expand Education Programs

September 26, 2022

At Unity 4 Orphans’ 3rd annual Wave-A-Thon fundraiser in San Diego, 25 surfers gathered sponsors and hit the waves to raise money for children living in poverty. On a sunny Saturday in San Diego, we held our Wave-A-Thon fundraiser for the third year in a row, an event that’s a favorite for our dedicated volunteers …

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

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

September 9, 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 …

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 …

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 …

Open Hearts Charity Event for Children Living in Poverty

Open Hearts Charity Event for Children Living in Poverty

May 28, 2022

Our annual fundraiser to raise money for children living in poverty was a success, thanks to our dedicated community of volunteers, sponsors, and donors!         Top San Diego Charity Hosts Annual Fundraiser Unity 4 Orphans hosts an annual fundraiser, and this year’s gala was particularly memorable. Our theme was “Open Hearts” and …

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.

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!

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!

We Are Blessed By Your Support!

We Are Blessed By Your Support!

December 21, 2021

We are so inspired by the individuals who have risen up to give generously, invest their time, or fundraise for us during our end-of-the-year push. Our goal is to raise an additional $50,000 by December 31st to continue our programs and increase our impact in 2022. The pandemic has been challenging for our organization, but …

We Had an Amazing Giving Tuesday!

We Had an Amazing Giving Tuesday!

December 6, 2021

We Had an Amazing Giving Tuesday! Thank You for Your Generosity: 2021 Giving Tuesday Campaign THANK YOU to those that gave to our 2021 Giving Tuesday campaign!! We cannot thank you enough for your contributions, support, and generosity. With your support, we raised $10,000 that will go to our programs in Nicaragua and Mexico. From …

Help U4O Meet our Giving Tuesday Goal

Help U4O Meet our Giving Tuesday Goal

November 24, 2021

The countdown to Giving Tuesday is on! We are just days away from our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we’re asking for your help. God blessed Joe Brandi with a vision for Unity 4 Orphans over ten years ago and with the help of our amazing community of volunteers and supporters, we’ve made a …

Help U4O Make Giving Tuesday the Best One Yet!

Help U4O Make Giving Tuesday the Best One Yet!

November 15, 2021

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!

Annual Wave-A-Thon A Resounding Success!

Annual Wave-A-Thon A Resounding Success!

September 3, 2021

We’re so thankful for the volunteers, donors, and surfers who made the Unity 4 Orphans 2nd Annual Wave-A-Thon charity fundraising event so successful, and look forward to putting the funds raised to work for the children and families who are part of our educational program in Miramar, Nicaragua.

National Nonprofit Day

National Nonprofit Day

August 23, 2021

One of the missions of Unity 4 Orphans is to bring awareness to the ways in which people are contributing to the needs of those less fortunate, especially children living in poverty, and we proudly share in National Nonprofit Day!

Surf 4 A Cause!

Surf 4 A Cause!

August 2, 2021

U4O is hosting its 2nd annual Wave-A-Thon on August 28th to gain funding for education programs in Nicaragua! In 2020, we raised $20,000 through wave sponsors and donations; this year’s goal is to raise $30,000 for formal curriculum to launch our program to the next level!

New U4O Water Bottle Has Arrived!

New U4O Water Bottle Has Arrived!

February 18, 2021

Unity 4 Orphans celebrates the success of its first annual surf charity fundraiser for construction of the U4O Nicaragua Dream Center. Over twenty surfers and nearly a dozen volunteers came together to raise $20,000 to provide vulnerable children in Nicaragua access to education, counseling, nutrition and medical care.

Unity 4 Orphans 2020 Wave-A-Thon

Unity 4 Orphans 2020 Wave-A-Thon

February 1, 2021

Unity 4 Orphans celebrates the success of its first annual surf charity fundraiser for construction of the U4O Nicaragua Dream Center. Over twenty surfers and nearly a dozen volunteers came together to raise $20,000 to provide vulnerable children in Nicaragua access to education, counseling, nutrition and medical care.