UNITY A JOURNEY OF HOPE

Rating: 4.97 stars   102 reviews

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Location: 239 Town Country Rd % John A Robinson Vanderbilt PA 15486 USA

Mission: We at Unity, A Journey of Hope have built a strong foundation from our Southwestern Pennsylvania roots and growing our Non-Profit Organization to granting over 100 wishes to date. Unity, A Journey of Hope Created in the spring of 2007 and has since become a non-profit, tax-exempt, public charity. Unity, A Journey of hope presently services: Southwestern Pennsylvania, the greater Pittsburgh and surrounding tri-state areas. Founded in Vanderbilt, PA., Fayette County. built circa 1854, known to neighbors as "The Unity School." Following a life-time dream John & Bobbi remodeled their home in 2001 and in September of 2005, they opened "Unity a Journey Home, llc" Southwestern Pennsylvania's first residential hospice house. Each resident was granted wish(s) as part of the care and therapy they received. During the operation of the hospice granting wishes as Unity does now was never a thought until much later. In August of 2007 Bobbi & John decided to create a non-profit that grants wishes not only to their residents, but they extended their hands to the surrounding community in order to grant wishes. This endeavor has proven to be a true blessing to the Robinson's. The hospice house is no longer in operation, but it was a stepping stone to what is now named "Unity, A Journey of Hope." Granting wishes to adults with life-limiting illnesses. Unity from its humble beginnings has grown into a national wish granting organization. Within this past year their hands have indeed stretched far beyond their local community granting wishes in Houston Texas, Denver Colorado, New Jersey, and Chicago Illinois as well as the greater Pittsburgh area. Unity's reach is not limited. Unity has "Operation Christmas Wish" where Unity gives the spirit of Christmas to families, whose parent has a life-limiting illness and cannot afford Christmas. Unity also "Adopts a Veteran" each year to say "Thanks for your service." Unity also leases out Durable Medical Equipment to people who may fall through the cracks and have needs that insurance can't help with. So won't you please consider helping unity grow, become a volunteer, volunteer your expertise, donate, get involved in making Unity a premier wish granting organization and like our motto states, with YOU and UNITY we will... "Change one life, one wish at a time..." To "Change One Life, One Wish at a Time" Unity grants wishes to adults 18 years of age and older with life-limiting illnesses.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Unity a non-profit business who grants wish to this with life limiting illnesses. Thy have blest many people with their hearts and their care. Bobbi and John that run the organization takes what someone would need to help make their lives a little brighter.

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I would keep the organization as it is.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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I have been involved with Unity for over a year now. They are an organization that goes beyond the meaning of love. They go about their business of granting wishes for people with life limiting illnesses. I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for this type of wish for their loved one.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I got the honor of meeting Bobbi at a BMB concert. She was there granting a wish for someone to meet Bret Michaels. It was amazing & heartfelt to see the smile on woman's face when she got to the front row next to me. Bobbi & I got to talk for a few minutes after the show & she told me what they do. It's nice to know that UNITY is going above & beyond to help make peoples lives a little more happier!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make sure they have enough money to fulfill all the wishes now & in the future.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I called Unity looking for someone to grant a wish in California for a 23 year old young man with Testicular cancer. Bobbi answered the phone in the middle of the night, bright and cheerful, answered my question and was game for trying to help. She and John followed up on the necessary paperwork, and Greg and his girlfriend Michaela enjoyed a nice evening together with excellent tickets to a Michael Buble concert complete with soundcheck passes. It was a nice evening before his last surgery the following week.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope they get more money to help more people outside their area.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Some

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

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1 person found this review helpful

These people fill a very important void, not only in a world of charitable organizations, but in lives.
I've worked with them in the past and have seen first hand how lives are touched in ways sometimes seeming miraculous.
I thank God for the opportunity to know them and to know Unity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more funding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

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I've seen Unity giving of themselves and their own money to help those in need.
I'm very blessed to know the founders and to have worked on projects with them. So many people would have missed on a last wish or a last opportunity without their intervention.
Long may they wave to help others with nowhere to turn and no hope for that one more chance in their lives.

Jeffrey Leeper

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've worked with Unity and have seen in Bobbi and John...and the rest of the group...something seldom seen these days.Genuine care and generosity.with time, talents and personal finances.There are few people I respect more and I count myself ridiculously fortunate to call them my friends.The many people they've given a last chance and hope to could say it better than I can... But I love these people and what they do.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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My 33 yr. old daughter, Deborah, had a wish that the family go to the ocean as a group. She did not get to see this as she went home to be with the Lord on June 24, 2013. Hearing that another daughter, Penny, also had cancer, Unity stepped up and fulfilled Deborah's wish though her. Eighteen of us got to go to Bethany Beach in Delaware, write Deborah's name in the sand with a heart and fulfill her wish. They provided us with lodging, gas, and some food. All because they care. It did not profit them, it profited us!
Thank you Unity!! We will forever be grateful!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish that more people could help them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

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What can I say about John & Bobbi Robinson? I have never met such loving, caring people, who go out of their way to grant these wishes. Bobbi works very hard behind the scenes to set things up, set dates & times, gathering info to help make these wishes happen--And John--well, he is the most compassionate person, and the way he speaks & handles his own patients & his wish recipents is so heartwarming. Just watch the videos, You can see his love & compassion shine through. They truly love what they do and it shows. I am proud to call them my friends

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Life-changing

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Bobbi and John Robinson and the Unity staff give of their time and love to help those in need, and to give some people their last wish in the world, in wonderful ways. They are a loving compassionate group of people, and I am glad to know them. Just go to the Unity A Journey Of Hope website and watch the videos. You will see what wonderful work they do, straight from their hearts. They go above and beyond!

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Life-changing

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2013

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Unity is always making people cry!

Photos and videos of persons who have been helped, always show men, women, and little kids weeping happy tears in gratitude that others have shown their love and concern when days look hopeless and dark.

Just knowing that there are people so kind hearted in our area is wonderful. Even the smallest request for a wish requires so much planning and work. Unity often has to beg for help to get grant wishes for persons with life-challenging illnesses, but they are not ashamed to beg and do not quit when they get no response.

In short, they are there, and with their group of loyal volunteers, they have caused happiness in the lives of many others.

They are a blessing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ask more people to help them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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2013

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With just one post and request from Unity, we learned what they needed to help another person. With a few more posts, we were able to connect Unity with a helper in a distant city, and it was a great feeling to be part of the machinery that operates solely to help others. But the biggest part of the engine is the ignition, and Bobbi and John provide that by being there for others. Never doubt the power of one (or two) person to connect with others and make a change in someone's life.

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Some

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unity a journey of hope it is !!!! I could never thank you enough !!! I was givin 1 yr to live all I wanted to do is see my sister . I thought , I would never see her again . then I got a surprise, unity gave me my sister!!! I was estatic , they paid for her car rental and gas to come see me . it made my impending death easier to deal with . igot to see my lil sister thank you Bobbie and John !!!! what u gave me was hope . there is no a amount of money that can buy what u gave me . I love you guys !!!!and that book john wrote , is so helpful in dealing with emotions on your journey home or a loved ones journey . you see my husband is also dying, he is a handicapped vetran . he was happy too.they help so many . in so many different ways . our lives have been happier because of their ways .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give them everything , id see to it that they had all the money that they needed to give others hope tooo.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Unity has provided a much needed civic service to their community. Their compassion and unselfishness that they provide are every lasting. Not only for the client, but their extended families. This nonprofit should be praised for the great work they have done and continue to do.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

want Unity to be able to grow and provide even more wishes for those adults with life limiting illnesses and their families.

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Life-changing

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Unity gave my mom her last big night on New Year's Eve of 2012. We heard of unity from my moms cancer doctor. They not only helps my mom in enjoying a spa they also helped me my husband and my daughter get one last great memory before she passed. I can't thank you all enough!

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Life-changing

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