Meet the Team: Wesley Ross

Meet the Team: Wesley Ross

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 …

Joe’s Reflections on the Perfect Day

Joe’s Reflections on the Perfect Day

June 27, 2022

Join Unity 4 Orphan’s founder, Joe Brandi, as he pauses at the beginning of a new day in Miramar, Nicaragua to reflect on the ingredients for a perfect day. This is what a perfect day looks like for Joe… surfing against the setting of God’s beautiful creation and visiting with the children we work with …

Joe Brandi is en Route to Nicaragua!

Joe Brandi is en Route to Nicaragua!

June 21, 2022

Joe Brandi is on his way to Nicaragua accompanied by a volunteer videographer who will capture footage of the children and their lives to showcase the reality of how they live.   Unity 4 Orphans’ Mission is to Fight for a Brighter Future for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Joe Brandi is the founder and CEO …

Open Hearts Charity Event for Children Living in Poverty

Open Hearts Charity Event for Children Living in Poverty

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 our …

Healing through Giving; One Person Can Make a Difference

Healing through Giving; One Person Can Make a Difference

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 …

One Volunteer’s Extraordinary Experience of Life at an Orphanage

One Volunteer’s Extraordinary Experience of Life at an Orphanage

May 5, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans (U4O0 is excited to share the story of one woman who followed her heart to make a difference in the lives of orphaned children in Mexico. Brenda Martinez first heard about U4O when she met our founder, Joe Brandi, at The Rock Church in October 2021. He was talking about ministry in …

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Dedicated Supporters!

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Dedicated Supporters!

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.

Joe Brandi Reflects on Easter and What It Means for Unity 4 Orphans

Joe Brandi Reflects on Easter and What It Means for Unity 4 Orphans

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 …

Thank you for the stuffed animals. God bless you!

Thank you for the stuffed animals. God bless you!

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.

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Raising Kids to Give Back!

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: Raising Kids to Give Back!

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!

Meet Lauren Salaz

Meet Lauren Salaz

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.

Equipping the Kids for Success in School!

Equipping the Kids for Success in School!

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 …

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: U4O Board Members!

Wave-A-Thon Highlights: U4O Board Members!

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 …

Congratulations to Our 1st Graduating Class in Nicaragua!

Congratulations to Our 1st Graduating Class in Nicaragua!

January 17, 2022

Unity 4 Orphans recently celebrated the graduation of six students from our ESL program in Managua, 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 …

Meet Bettina Hanna

Meet Bettina Hanna

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 …

We Are Blessed By Your Support!

We Are Blessed By Your Support!

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 …

Passion Paired with Philanthropy

Passion Paired with Philanthropy

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 …

We Had an Amazing Giving Tuesday!

We Had an Amazing Giving Tuesday!

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 …

Maddy Puts Her Best Foot Forward

Maddy Puts Her Best Foot Forward

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, …

Help U4O Meet our Giving Tuesday Goal

Help U4O Meet our Giving Tuesday Goal

November 24, 2021

The countdown to Giving Tuesday is on! We are just days away from our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we’re asking for your help. God blessed Joe Brandi with a vision for Unity 4 Orphans over ten years ago and with the help of our amazing community of volunteers and supporters, we’ve made a …

One Creative Kid Gives Back for the Holidays

One Creative Kid Gives Back for the Holidays

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!

Help U4O Make Giving Tuesday the Best One Yet!

Help U4O Make Giving Tuesday the Best One Yet!

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!

Meet U4O’s Mental Health Professional In Nicaragua

Meet U4O’s Mental Health Professional In Nicaragua

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.”

Service Trips Offer Unique Team-Building Experiences

Service Trips Offer Unique Team-Building Experiences

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.

Window Screens Matter!

Window Screens Matter!

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.