One Family’s Matching Gift Raises Twice the Funds for Vulnerable Kids

One Family’s Matching Gift Raises Twice the Funds for Vulnerable Kids

January 13, 2023

One San Diego family shares their journey of giving generously to vulnerable children, whether serving orphans or raising funds through matching gifts. The first time Zach and Stephany went on a service trip in 2013 they were newly dating, and found that it was a great way to connect with each other and children who …

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 …

Bringing Hope to Children in a Poor Village in Ecuador

Bringing Hope to Children in a Poor Village in Ecuador

November 11, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for poor children in Ecuador to provide hope through education and holistic care. Every Saturday for the past seven years, a group of volunteers has been serving local children from a poor community in Ecuador. In his travels to prepare for U4O’s expansion into the country, …

Extending U4O’s ESL Education Program to Children in Ecuador

Extending U4O’s ESL Education Program to Children in Ecuador

October 7, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans’ program to help children break the cycle of poverty through ESL education, nutrition, and psychological support is expanding to Ecuador. In many small coastal villages in Ecuador, the conditions are fairly rural, with no paved streets and humble homes. U4O’s founder Joe Brandi continues to pursue a God-given vision to step into …

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 …

Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

Grant Enables Educational Intervention for San Diego Elementary Students

September 16, 2022

Thanks to a grant from Coldwell Banker West, Unity 4 Orphans is providing remedial education to help San Diego students in grades K-5 from low-income households succeed in school. Our vision to establish an outreach to vulnerable children in San Diego has come to fruition, thanks to longtime U4O supporter Nick Ospina and Coldwell Banker …

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 …

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

Showing Love to Impoverished Children in Ecuador through Nutrition and Education

September 2, 2022

From a poverty-stricken village in Ecuador, Unity 4 Orphans’ founder Joe Brandi shares a vision for expansion to the area to provide intervention for education and nutrition. On his recent trip to Ecuador, one of the areas Joe Brandi traveled to gives us a glimpse into the housing conditions of one community plagued by extreme …