Who We Are
Unity 4 Orphans exists to raise awareness, unite communities, and mobilize people towards creatively and tangibly investing in the lives of marginalized children around the world.
Fighting for a brighter future where orphaned and vulnerable children experience power and transformation in every area of their lives.
Joe Brandi was a staff pastor when he felt called to act. He convinced himself that he was content, but couldn’t shake the feeling that he was being pulled towards global ministry. After sharing his feelings with his leadership, he was encouraged to participate in a mission trip to Africa with World Orphans. That trip changed everything.Joe knew that God’s vision for him was clear: he was called to dedicate the rest of his life to fighting for defenseless children. Joe says, "All children deserve to be able to feel a sense of consistency and stability and belonging in their lives. I wanted this to be a priority, no matter what. Every day, we strive to provide the children in all our programs with a sense of empowerment. We want them to grow up with opportunities and options. We want them to know they are loved by God and supported by our U4O community."
Founder & Mission Director
Operations & Finance Director
Paul Polakowski III
Is U4O a faith-based organization?
Unity 4 Orphans has roots in the Christian faith and our founder is an ordained minister. While we hold fast to those values, we are not a religious organization, rather we are recognized by the IRS as a Public Charity. We love and welcome people of all faiths and many of our volunteers and supporters have differing religious views.
Are donations to U4O tax deductible?
Yes, contributions to Unity 4 Orphans are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.