Community Centers in Tijuana Help Strengthen Families

Community Centers in Tijuana Help Strengthen Families

February 15, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans’ Mexico Team continues to grow in scope and vision, expanding to support families through community centers that provide hope and healing to keep them together. Our team, in the United States and internationally, believes that a family is the best line of defense for a child, and how God designed children to …

Annual Impact Report: U4O By the Numbers

Annual Impact Report: U4O By the Numbers

February 8, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans’ Annual Impact Report shows how 1,697 children received support through education, counseling, nutrition, play, and shelter in 2023, a number soon to be surpassed in 2024! In the history of our organization, 2023 was full of more challenges and changes, and yet we experienced more growth than any year before. We’re excited …

GIVE LOVE to Vulnerable Children in El Salvador

GIVE LOVE to Vulnerable Children in El Salvador

February 1, 2024

Headed into 2024 Unity 4 Orphans is excited to be expanding our program Education 4 Change to help vulnerable children in a new country: El Salvador! Last year our nonprofit, our in-country partners, and the children we serve across Latin America experienced tremendous growth. We’re using that momentum to extend our holistic approach to El …

Popoyo Partnership in Nicaragua Brings Hope Through ESL and Counseling

Popoyo Partnership in Nicaragua Brings Hope Through ESL and Counseling

January 19, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans is excited to announce a new partnership in Popoyo, Nicaragua which will provide ESL education, counseling, and holistic support to vulnerable children. Our well-established ESL program in Miramar, Nicaragua continues to change the lives of vulnerable kids in the area, with 42 students currently enrolled and a handful of them graduating in …

New Management Team Structure Enables Growth

New Management Team Structure Enables Growth

January 15, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans is pleased to announce a new full-time headquarters team member who will oversee operations and finances, helping us grow even more robust in 2024 and bring transformation to more vulnerable children than ever before. Our organization has been steadily growing for the past few years and 2023 was the biggest yet, with …

Giving Season Thank You & Happy New Year

Giving Season Thank You & Happy New Year

January 5, 2024

Thanks to our generous community, Unity 4 Orphans expanded to support over 1,700 children in 5 countries in 2023 and experienced our most successful Giving Season to date! From all of us on the U4O Headquarters Team and our in-country partners, we wish everyone who contributed to our organization in 2023 a heartfelt thank you …

U4O’s Top 5 Moments of 2023

U4O’s Top 5 Moments of 2023

December 29, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans is so thankful for all of the ways our partnerships and programs have expanded in 2023 to bring transformation to orphaned and vulnerable children. We are positioned to change more lives than ever in the new year! We’re humbled and grateful to everyone who helped our organization grow in 2023 and look …

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 …

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 …

Annual Charity Event Raises Funds for Children Living in Poverty

Annual Charity Event Raises Funds for Children Living in Poverty

May 26, 2023

With the help of an amazing group of sponsors, donors, and volunteers, Unity 4 Orphans hosted our annual Open Hearts Gala to raise money for children living in poverty. Now in its 6th year, this annual Open Hearts charity event benefiting Unity 4 Orphans drew nearly 150 supporters together for an important cause. Annual Fundraiser …

New Bike and Scooter Donations Bless Kids at Orphanages in Tijuana

New Bike and Scooter Donations Bless Kids at Orphanages in Tijuana

April 13, 2023

The children at the orphanages served by Unity 4 Orphans are riding new bikes and scooters thanks to drives held by Moonshot Brands and SmarterX. One of the pillars of our philosophy is Play 4 Change, a program that includes monthly service trips when volunteers visit the orphanages U4O supports in Tijuana. Our holistic approach …

Read About U4O’s Origin Story on CanvasRebel

Read About U4O’s Origin Story on CanvasRebel

February 3, 2023

San Diego magazine interviews Unity 4 Orphans founder Joe Brandi on his vision for starting a nonprofit focused on helping orphaned and vulnerable children. Many in our community know what U4O’s mission is and what we stand for but may not know the origin story behind Joe’s vision for our nonprofit. In an interview with …

SDVoyager Magazine Gives Joe Brandi a Shoutout!

SDVoyager Magazine Gives Joe Brandi a Shoutout!

December 30, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans founder Joe Brandi tells SDVoyager magazine about his background, what makes the organization succeed, and what he loves about San Diego. In an interview published by SDVoyager magazine, U4O founder Joe Brandi shared a bit about his upbringing and the beginnings of our nonprofit organization. Growing up in Sonora and Santa Cruz …

Program Staff in Mexico Support Orphaned Children and Unite Latin America Team

Program Staff in Mexico Support Orphaned Children and Unite Latin America Team

December 9, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ Programs Director provides an update on expanding counseling and holistic care for children and staff at the orphanages in Tijuana, Mexico. Since we welcomed them on staff, Marco and his wife Anabel have been busy supporting the staff and children at the orphanages that U4O serves south of the border. The value …

Meet Julia, Unity 4 Orphans Engagement Specialist

Meet Julia, Unity 4 Orphans Engagement Specialist

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 …

Staff Teacher in Tijuana Helps Orphaned Children Succeed in School

Staff Teacher in Tijuana Helps Orphaned Children Succeed in School

November 1, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans hires a new team member who works with children at the orphanages we serve in Mexico to provide educational and emotional support. As our programs expand in Latin America, we are adding key members to our support team, and are happy to introduce Daleth. The children we serve at orphanages in Tijuana …

Feeding Program Near Puerto Vallarta Provides Nutrition for Children

Feeding Program Near Puerto Vallarta Provides Nutrition for Children

August 24, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ new initiative in Punta Mita, Mexico benefits children affected by poverty by providing a feeding program and ESL instruction while also teaching them about Jesus.   Joe Brandi made a final stop on his recent travels to South America to a village near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In Punta Mita the main income …

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

New Program Director Brings Hope and Healing to Orphanages in Tijuana

August 10, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ newest team member adds a unique perspective to our mission of bringing healing to orphaned and poverty-stricken children in Latin America. We’re excited to introduce our newest team member, Marco Aguilera, who is filling a much-needed role as Program Director for our team in Latin America. He and his wife, Anabel, have …

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 …

One Young Man’s Journey from Orphan to Graduate Made Possible by Philanthropic San Diego Volunteers

One Young Man’s Journey from Orphan to Graduate Made Possible by Philanthropic San Diego Volunteers

July 14, 2022

Longtime supporters of Unity 4 Orphans share their experience as child sponsors with Unity 4 Orphans, shedding light on what it means to serve others and provide underprivileged children with healing from trauma and hope for the future. We invite you to enjoy one San Diego couple’s heartwarming sponsorship story for an orphaned child in …

Joe Brandi Invites You to Step In and Change the World

Joe Brandi Invites You to Step In and Change the World

July 8, 2022

Hear a little more on why Unity 4 Orphans exists and how you can step in to help us change the world, one child at a time.   Unity 4 Orphans founder, Joe Brandi, has had an amazing trip to Miramar! Watching students grow up in our ESL program is truly a gift from God. …

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 …

Student Spotlight: Meet Selene

Student Spotlight: Meet Selene

July 1, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans founder, Joe Brandi, is in Miramar, Nicaragua getting to know the kids in our ESL program and observing the learning process with our dedicated teachers. Today he pauses to introduce us to Selene. This cutie pie is Selene, a 14-year old student in our ESL program in Nicaragua whom has stolen Joe’s …

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