Open Hearts Gala Raises Funds for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

Open Hearts Gala Raises Funds for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children

May 24, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans’ annual Open Hearts Gala was a success, raising funds to support orphaned and vulnerable children in Latin America and enabling us to expand our impact through in-country partners. On Saturday, May 18, U4O’s leadership team and volunteers welcomed guests to the Grand Ballroom at The Prado in historic Balboa Park. This year, …

Partnering With Agape Ministries to Serve Vulnerable Youth in Punta Mita

Partnering With Agape Ministries to Serve Vulnerable Youth in Punta Mita

May 16, 2024

A new partnership between Unity 4 Orphans and a grassroots nonprofit near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico provides vulnerable children and teens in Punta de Mita, Mexico with educational intervention, nutrition, and dedicated mentors to help them forge paths to brighter futures. We’re excited to join forces with Agape Ministries Mexico, serving children living in difficult circumstances …

Additional Educational Intervention Helps Students in Panama Graduate from High School

Additional Educational Intervention Helps Students in Panama Graduate from High School

May 9, 2024

In 2024 Unity 4 Orphans began funding evening classes for high school students who have dropped out of school to work and provide necessary income for their families. These evening classes give young adults opportunities to break cycles of generational poverty by completing their education. Our partners at Juntos Podemos in Panama City run a …

U4O Celebrates National Teachers Day!

U4O Celebrates National Teachers Day!

May 2, 2024

In honor of National Teachers Day, Unity 4 Orphans is proud to recognize the incredible educators who help vulnerable children learn and believe in themselves. The children in our programs are born into circumstances that often limit their opportunities to grow up healthy and earn solid incomes as adults, thus perpetuating the cycle of poverty. …

Ecuador Update: Serving Vulnerable Children in Dangerous Places

Ecuador Update: Serving Vulnerable Children in Dangerous Places

April 26, 2024

Through a partnership in Ecuador, Unity 4 Orphans provides a safe place for children living amidst poverty and rampant crime in their neighborhoods. Sociopolitical conditions are making life difficult in Ecuador for children and their families who live in the urban neighborhoods where we serve. Violence is a daily occurrence as the government and drug …

National Counseling Month: Why Healing 4 Change is Important

National Counseling Month: Why Healing 4 Change is Important

April 19, 2024

For National Counseling Month, Unity 4 Orphans is highlighting why Healing 4 Change is a crucial program to help vulnerable children heal from trauma. We believe in a holistic approach to caring for children who have experienced abandonment and abuse and are growing up in unstable conditions. Over 1,000 children are receiving counseling thanks to …

Meet the U4O Board!

Meet the U4O Board!

April 12, 2024

With the rapid growth in our organization, Unity 4 Orphans has a solid foundation of leadership and a variety of expertise on our Board that enable us to serve even more vulnerable children. This year U4O is positioned to help more children living in poverty than any other year in our history, including adding more …

El Salvador Staff Helps Children Through ESL and Holistic Support

El Salvador Staff Helps Children Through ESL and Holistic Support

April 4, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans is now helping vulnerable children in El Salvador through a partnership with teachers, pastors, and church staff who teach ESL and show God’s love! Last month we announced our expansion into El Salvador, which brings a sixth country into the U4O family. In the city of San Salvador, families often need their …

U4O’s 1st Corporate Sponsor: The Captain Collective

U4O’s 1st Corporate Sponsor: The Captain Collective

March 29, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans is excited to announce our first corporate sponsorship with The Captain Collective, which will benefit over 1,700 vulnerable children in Latin America. Keenan Jacobsen, owner and founder of The Captain Collective is partnering with us to change the lives of children living in poverty through a corporate sponsorship. San Diego Company The …

Celebrating Female Partners Making a Difference for Women’s History Month

Celebrating Female Partners Making a Difference for Women’s History Month

March 21, 2024

March is Women’s History Month and Unity 4 Orphans is spotlighting our international team of female partners who are changing the lives of vulnerable children every day! We’re excited to highlight the tremendous growth in our organization enabling us to help more children thanks to the incredible women on our headquarters team and partners in …

How U4O Creates Jobs in Other Countries

How U4O Creates Jobs in Other Countries

March 14, 2024

In-country partners are key to Unity 4 Orphans’ holistic model to help vulnerable children as well as create jobs for educators and counselors who share our mission. As our organization expands to welcome more countries and partners into our growing family, we’re helping dedicated and well-trained individuals through consistent employment. The lack of opportunities to …

U4O Now Helping Children in El Salvador Reach for Brighter Futures

U4O Now Helping Children in El Salvador Reach for Brighter Futures

March 8, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans is excited to announce our expansion into El Salvador, where our holistic programs will help children affected by poverty! Through a new partnership, we’re adding a sixth country to the U4O family and preparing to serve children struggling with poverty in El Salvador. We’re blessed to be able to extend our proven …

Feeding Hungry Bellies During National Nutrition Month

Feeding Hungry Bellies During National Nutrition Month

February 29, 2024

March is National Nutrition Month, and Unity 4 Orphans is highlighting how children living in extreme poverty are being impacted by our Nutrition 4 Change program. The global impact of malnutrition is so high that an estimated 45 million children under 5 years old experience hunger daily. For families facing extreme poverty, finding proper nutrition …

A BLAST 4 Kids Basketball Story Just in Time for March Madness

A BLAST 4 Kids Basketball Story Just in Time for March Madness

February 22, 2024

Local nonprofit partner BLAST 4 Kids is helping transform the lives of kids in San Diego and the director coaches a basketball team that teaches underprivileged children about teamwork and boosts their confidence. In 2022 U4O began partnering with BLAST, an after-school program for underprivileged children in grades K-5 in San Diego. Along with giving …

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 …

Meet the Team: Dan Gossett

Meet the Team: Dan Gossett

January 24, 2024

Unity 4 Orphans is excited to welcome Operations and Finance Director Dan Gossett, who will help oversee our program partners, events, and data. Dan joining our headquarters team is also a homecoming, as he took part in building U4O in the early days, and he’s the perfect addition to our growing organization and 3-person leadership …

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 …

Play 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Panama

Play 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Panama

December 20, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans’ program Play 4 Change is giving children in dangerous inner city Panama a place to belong, keeping them off the streets and helping them see their potential. 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 Change, …

Shelter 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Ecuador

Shelter 4 Change: Transformation Stories from Ecuador

December 14, 2023

Unity 4 Orphans’ latest Shelter 4 Change project, a Learning Center in Ecuador, will provide a dignified, safe place for local impoverished children to receive tutoring and holistic 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 Change, Play …

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 …

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