Committed to fighting for vulnerable children.

Who We Are

Unity 4 Orphans (U4O) inspires individuals to invest in the lives of abandoned and vulnerable children in Mexico and Latin America through consistent relationships and purpose driven programs.

Our Mission

Enter
Experience
Act
Transform

Our Vision

Fighting for a brighter future where orphaned and vulnerable children experience power and transformation in every area of their lives.

Our Story

Unity 4 Orphans (U4O) officially launched in 2010, but its roots stretch back years earlier. In 2009 U4O’s Founder, Joe Brandi, took a trip to Kenya with World Orphans where the staggering number of orphans worldwide became a reality. Joe committed his life to fighting for vulnerable children. He began his fight for creating brighter futures for orphans by joining forces with The Rock Church in San Diego, CA.
After leading short-term trips to Mexico through the church, his vision grew and Unity 4 Orphans evolved. Unity 4 Orphans focuses on the least assisted orphanages in Mexico and Latin America and has blessed over 2,000 children since 2010. Quality relationships are at the core of Unity 4 Orphans where individual children are provided with the love, consistency, quality relationships, and dignity they deserve.

Joe Brandi

U4O Founder
Joe was a Presbyterian pastor in Florida when he felt called to act. He convinced himself that he was content, but couldn’t shake the feeling that he was being pulled towards global ministry. After sharing his feelings with his church, he was encouraged to participate in a mission trip with World Orphans. That trip changed everything. Joe knew that God’s vision for him was clear: he was called to dedicate the rest of his life to fighting for defenseless children.

Staff

Joe Brandi
President / Founder
Sam Park
Trip Leader
Shannon Fox
Social Media Manager
Celeste Gomez
Orphanage Director
Laigthany Gomez
Master ESL Teacher
Deyanara Urroz
ESL Teacher
Laigthany Gomez
Master ESL Teacher
Deyanara Urroz
ESL Teacher
Greyddyn Rodriguez
Psychologist
Peter Gossett
Webmaster
Greyddyn Rodriguez
Psychologist
Peter Gossett
Webmaster

Board of Directors

Joe Brandi
Laura Fellows
Chris Fromm
Molly Stokas
George You

Advisory Committee

Brian Cannelongo — Warwick, MD
Mary Anne Lutz — San Diego, CA
Ted Watson — Winter Garden, FL

Sponsors & Partners

Rock Church San Diego, CA
Mission Sands Vacation Rentals San Diego, CA
NovoSlate Los Angeles, CA
Minute Marketing — San Diego, CA
Lady Boss — San Diego, CA
La Jolla Christian Fellowship — La Jolla, CA
New Hope Church — Rancho Penesquitos, CA
Giving Tree Property Management — San Diego, CA

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