Nutrition 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Nicaragua

Nutrition 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Nicaragua

December 7, 2023

Giving Season stories continue with Unity 4 Orphans’ program Nutrition 4 Change and how it’s making a difference in the lives of children in Nicaragua experiencing extreme poverty and food insecurity. Our end-of-year blog series features transformative stories from 5 different locations, each highlighting a separate program: Education 4 Change, Healing 4 Change, Nutrition 4 …

Healing 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Mexico

Healing 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Mexico

November 30, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans continues Giving Season Stories with our second program highlight! Healing 4 Change is helping children and staff at our partner orphanages in Tijuana through counseling and emotional support. Our end-of-year blog series features transformative stories from 5 different locations, each highlighting a separate program: Education 4 Change, Healing 4 Change, Nutrition 4 …

Education 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Miramar, Nicaragua

Education 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Miramar, Nicaragua

November 17, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans kicks off Giving Season with the first of five stories on how our holistic programs are helping vulnerable children. Today we’re talking about Education 4 Change in Nicaragua. Our end-of-year blog series features transformative stories from 5 different locations, each highlighting a separate program: Education 4 Change, Healing 4 Change, Nutrition 4 …

Special Education Teacher Helps Vulnerable Children Gain Knowledge and Confidence

Special Education Teacher Helps Vulnerable Children Gain Knowledge and Confidence

November 13, 2023

Special Education Teacher Helps Vulnerable Children Gain Knowledge and Confidence Unity 4 Orphans’ special needs teacher in Mexico devotes her time and talent to helping children who have experienced abandonment and abuse overcome learning barriers and realize their value. This year our Mexico team has grown substantially, unified by program director Marco and his wife …

U4O Team Unites for a Shared Purpose and Vision

U4O Team Unites for a Shared Purpose and Vision

October 30, 2023

U4O Team Unites for a Shared Purpose and Vision Each year the Unity 4 Orphans team gathers to fellowship, celebrate recent developments, and share our visions for the future of the organization and the children we serve.  The U4O team has grown in number of members and the number of countries represented, and thanks to …

U4O Helping Kids in San Diego Through Partnership With BLAST 4 Kids

U4O Helping Kids in San Diego Through Partnership With BLAST 4 Kids

October 20, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans is transforming the lives of vulnerable children across Latin America and at home in San Diego thanks to a partnership with local nonprofit BLAST 4 Kids. In 2022, we began partnering with BLAST 4 Kids, an after-school program in San Diego that serves underprivileged children in grades K-5 from low-income and often …

5 Easy Ways to Help Vulnerable Children this Giving Season

5 Easy Ways to Help Vulnerable Children this Giving Season

October 13, 2023

As we approach Giving Season, Unity 4 Orphans offers many easy ways for individuals, families, friends, and coworkers to help orphaned and vulnerable children. It’s been an exciting year for our organization with the expansion of our holistic programs into more countries than ever. We’re excited to see what we can do together in the …

Wave-A-Thon to Raise Funds for Vulnerable Children in Panama and Nicaragua

Wave-A-Thon to Raise Funds for Vulnerable Children in Panama and Nicaragua

September 28, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans expands holistic programs to support poor and vulnerable children through education and nutrition in Panama and Nicaragua, where 30% of children live in poverty. Our upcoming Wave-A-Thon, now in its 4th year, has a solid track record of raising money to help children affected by poverty and often abandonment and abuse. In …

Healing 4 Change: Uniting Teams Across Latin America for Vulnerable Children

Healing 4 Change: Uniting Teams Across Latin America for Vulnerable Children

September 22, 2023

Worldwide, it is estimated that 1 in 6 children are living in poverty, which has increased due to economic fallout from the pandemic and is steadily rising. U4O is transforming more vulnerable children’s lives than ever before, and a crucial aspect of our holistic support model is our program Healing 4 Change.  Unity 4 Orphans …

Children in Ecuador Vulnerable to Extreme Poverty and Crime

Children in Ecuador Vulnerable to Extreme Poverty and Crime

September 14, 2023

Take a firsthand look at the challenges of children we serve in Ecuador as told by a Unity 4 Orphans volunteer who visited a few locations where lives are being transformed through education and counseling. We began partnering with the nonprofit Dame Tu Mano in Ecuador a year ago, and together we are changing the …

3rd Graders Hold 3rd Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphaned Children

3rd Graders Hold 3rd Annual Lemonade Stand for Orphaned Children

September 7, 2023

Two young girls in San Diego held a lemonade stand to fundraise for orphaned and vulnerable children served by Unity 4 Orphans for the third year in a row. Proving that you’re never too young to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, 8-year-olds Aashi and Aanya held a lemonade stand for …

See You at the Beach for U4O’s 4th Annual Wave-A-Thon!

See You at the Beach for U4O’s 4th Annual Wave-A-Thon!

August 24, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans’ 4th annual Wave-A-Thon is coming up soon and it’s our favorite fundraiser of summer, where we raise money to help vulnerable children in Latin America through education and holistic care. Surf for a Cause at Unity 4 Orphans’ Wave-A-Thon Our organization and our community continue to bless the children we serve with …

Meet the Team: Caitlin Snyder

Meet the Team: Caitlin Snyder

August 17, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans welcomes a new engagement director to strengthen our current partnerships and relationships, as well as extend a hand to future partners who align with our vision.       Not only is our reach expanding to help vulnerable children in more locations across the globe, but our team also reflects our growing …

Unity 4 Orphans Now Supporting Vulnerable Children in 5 Countries!

Unity 4 Orphans Now Supporting Vulnerable Children in 5 Countries!

August 8, 2023

Orphaned and vulnerable children across Latin America are receiving nutrition, education, and counseling services with Unity 4 Orphans’ robust holistic programs. If you’ve been following U4O on social media, our monthly newsletter, or anywhere else, you know that our programs to serve the underserved children of the world continue to grow and expand. We continue …

Hope and a Helping Hand for Poor Children in Ecuador

Hope and a Helping Hand for Poor Children in Ecuador

July 18, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans joins forces with Dame Tu Mano, providing vulnerable children in Ecuador with education and holistic support to help them succeed in school and break the cycle of poverty. U4O shared the exciting news of our expansion into Ecuador last summer, and since then has launched an ESL program where over 50 kids …

Fitness Fundraiser Raises Funds for Kids in Need

Fitness Fundraiser Raises Funds for Kids in Need

July 7, 2023

Longtime Unity 4 Orphans volunteer, donor, and child sponsor shares why this cause is close to his heart and how he created a unique fundraiser to benefit children living in poverty. Our community of supporters provides endless inspiration with the ways in which they care for children vulnerable to the cycle of poverty. We’re happy …

U4O’s Mexico Team Welcomes New Spiritual Formation Leaders

U4O’s Mexico Team Welcomes New Spiritual Formation Leaders

June 30, 2023

With the addition of two new spiritual formation leaders to the team in Mexico, Unity 4 Orphans provides a holistic approach to caring for orphaned and vulnerable children. Spiritual Guidance Plays an Important Role in Holistic Care Unity 4 Orphans’ Mexico Team continues to grow more robust, offering even greater support to the children we …

What Volunteers Can Expect on a Unity 4 Orphans Service Trip

What Volunteers Can Expect on a Unity 4 Orphans Service Trip

June 16, 2023

Learn more about what to expect when volunteering on a service trip with Unity 4 Orphans and prepare for a life-changing experience! From transportation to what to bring, we have answers to commonly asked questions.     How Should I Prepare for a Service Trip with Unity 4 Orphans? We meet in Pacific Beach at …

Nutrition and ESL Bring Hope to Vulnerable Children in Punta Mita

Nutrition and ESL Bring Hope to Vulnerable Children in Punta Mita

June 9, 2023

Check in with Joe Brandi’s most recent visit to Unity 4 Orphans’ partner program in Punta Mita, Mexico, providing ESL education, nutrition, and spiritual guidance to children living in poverty.     Mexican Children in Punta Mita Stuck in the Cycle of Poverty We first shared news of a partnership in Punta Mita last summer, …

Summer Program for Under-Served Children Launched in San Diego

Summer Program for Under-Served Children Launched in San Diego

May 19, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans proudly funds San Diego partner BLAST 4 KIDS to support the launch of a program to provide local at-risk children with a safe space to learn and play while school is out of session. We first featured local program BLAST 4 KIDS to announce an exciting grant opportunity that enabled us to …

U4O Welcomes a New Group of Orphanage Children to Love and Serve!

U4O Welcomes a New Group of Orphanage Children to Love and Serve!

May 12, 2023

Serving orphanage children in Mexico is as simple as volunteering on a day trip with Unity 4 Orphans. Come with us as we share about a new group of vulnerable kids we’ve welcomed into our hearts! A New Orphanage Becomes Part of the U4O Family in Mexico We recently shared our involvement with a new …

How One Teacher in Nicaragua is Changing Lives through ESL Education

How One Teacher in Nicaragua is Changing Lives through ESL Education

May 3, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans’ dedicated teachers like Nellys in Nicaragua encourage and instruct the students in our ESL program and help them break the cycle of poverty.   When Nellys was searching for a new job, a recruiter pointed out the position with Unity 4 Orphans at our English as a second language (ESL) program in …

Expanding ESL Education to Vulnerable Children in Ecuador

Expanding ESL Education to Vulnerable Children in Ecuador

April 24, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans founder Joe Brandi and longtime champion Nick Ospina share an exciting update about bringing ESL education to vulnerable children in Ecuador.   If you’ve been on a service trip with U4O, you may have met Nick Ospina, a frequent volunteer, trip leader, and close friend of Joe. Nick’s bilingual skills always provide …

From ESL Student to Teaching Intern: A Success Story from Nicaragua

From ESL Student to Teaching Intern: A Success Story from Nicaragua

March 17, 2023

A former student from Unity 4 Orphans’ ESL program in Nicaragua shares how learning English has changed her life and what inspires her to teach others.   Yanelis began in U4O’s ESL program over three years ago and didn’t know any English prior to enrolling. Although she was intimidated in the beginning, the teacher and …

Child Sponsorships Are at the Heart of Our Mission in Nicaragua

Child Sponsorships Are at the Heart of Our Mission in Nicaragua

February 10, 2023

The success of our ESL program is fully dependent on the generosity of our regular donors, and each child we welcome begins with the need for a dedicated sponsor. Unity 4 Orphans Provides Language Acquisition through Child Sponsorship We offer three levels of support, with the goal of full sponsorship, whether solely through one individual …

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