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, …
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December 2, 2022
Our newest team member has been volunteering with Unity 4 Orphans since 2021, leading service trips and now as a special liaison to engage and support our community. Join us in welcoming Julia to the team officially, although she’s been involved with our organization for over a year and a half. She originally heard about …
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October 21, 2022
Unity 4 Orphans’ intern in San Diego shares what drew her to our mission to help orphaned and vulnerable children and encourages others to join a service trip. The newest member of our team, Alyssa, heard about U4O through the Communications Department at Point Loma Nazarene University, where she is currently in her senior year. …
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July 11, 2022
Unity 4 Orphans is pleased to introduce someone who usually keeps a low profile but has been involved for years as a CPA and valued team member. Our CPA, Wesley Ross, was first introduced to Joe at The Rock Churchthrough a mutual friend four years ago, and he’s been involved ever since. Along with annual …
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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 …
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May 20, 2022
One teenage girl living in poverty finds self-confidence and learns initiative through U4O’s ESL instruction and supportive counseling services with our program in Miramar, Nicaragua. Programs Provide Education and Support to Students Living in Poverty Andrea is a young woman in her teens who recently moved on from our ESL program to university, and our …
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May 6, 2022
We recently connected with longtime Unity 4 Orphans supporter, Jared Lutmer, to discuss how he became involved with our organization and how it’s impacted his life. His dedication to helping the children we serve through education and holistic care will hopefully inspire others to give back, and show that one person’s efforts can make a …
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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.
April 13, 2022
Unity 4 Orphans founder, Joe Brandi, shares an Easter message for our volunteers, donors, and supporters. We send our heartfelt thank you to everyone who continues to join us in our mission to support children in Latin America by bringing education and holistic care for brighter futures and awareness to our communities and the world …
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March 11, 2022
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.
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!
February 15, 2022
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.
February 3, 2022
A new school year has begun for the children Unity 4 Orphans supports in Nicaragua. It not only takes a village to garner the funds needed to provide necessary items, but also to obtain and distribute them to the kids, and we’re so grateful for our awesome community! Coming alongside children in Latin America to …
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January 26, 2022
On a perfect San Diego day in August, Unity 4 Orphans held our 2nd Annual Wave-A-Thon fundraiser. With the participation of 23 surfers and support from our incredible community, we were able to raise $30k toward new curriculum and ESL classes for our students in Miramar, Nicaragua. Steve Castillo, our board treasurer, admired all of …
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January 17, 2022
Unity 4 Orphans recently celebrated the graduation of six students from our ESL program in Miramar, Nicaragua and couldn’t be prouder! Along with their teachers, they worked hard, and we commend their efforts and drive to succeed. Fluency in English expands their opportunities, giving each of them a brighter outlook on the future. Sunday, December …
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January 4, 2022
Bettina Hanna has been involved with Unity 4 Orphans for about 5 years. She was first introduced to the organization by a journalist friend who asked her to film a trip to Tijuana where volunteers dressed as Disney princesses. That day, she says that she fell in love with the way the U4O group interacted …
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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 …
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December 16, 2021
Entrepreneurial teen inspires with creative fundraising initiative during this Season of Giving! Meet Ben We’re proud to introduce you to an exceptional kid from NorCal, Ben Legge, who is 17 years old and in the 11th grade. Ben has worked hard to become skilled at woodworking and as you can see, is extremely talented! Alongside …
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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 …
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December 2, 2021
Meet Maddy Maddy is an eight grader who loves to dance in her free time and used that as inspiration for a unique collection drive to benefit those less fortunate. In November, she gathered donations of new pairs of socks that were delivered to children at the orphanages that Unity 4 Orphans supports in Tijuana, …
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November 19, 2021
One little girl’s original idea to give to those less fortunate is inspiring others to get creative in their giving this giving season!
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!
November 5, 2021
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.”
October 20, 2021
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.
October 6, 2021
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.