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  

I was involved in a recent fundraiser for Unity. I was so impressed by all the help from all volunteers in attendance. Unity gives so much of themselves so they can give to others. When they say " Changing Lives One Wish at a Time" , they really mean it.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a volunteer who has seen first hand how UNITY really does change lives on wish at a time. Recently I was personally involved when UNITY made a wish come true for my sister. My sister who has been suffering from a long term illness was told she probably had 1 year left. It had been 6 years since seeing my sister because she lives in central FL and I'm in PA. Lack of funding for both of us made this imposable. Our parents have both passed, no other siblings, we are it. Her wish was to see me one last time before she passes. One night I get a phone call from UNITY saying they wanted to rent me a car and pay my gas for a trip to see her. Within 2 days I was on my way to Fl where we walked the beach and sat around having coffee and talking about our lives and all of our memories. It was so good for both of us. I have never met any one before who has as much passion, care and concern for other people as John & Bobbi Robinson. I may not be well of financially but I sure feel rich just knowing these 2 and being able to volunteer for UNITY.

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

I don't see any changes necessary but a few more volunteers who share their passion would be helpful . More funding would help tremendously so that they could give more to each recipient .

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been a volunteer for a couple of years now so I see first hand how much John , Bobbi and the volunteers give of themselves. There is almost no end to what they will do for a wish and they do it with the warmth , love and compassion that you see so little of any more. I'm so proud of UNITY and what they do that I talk about them with everyone who will listen. I challenge everyone to go to their site, watch the videos and just try not to shed a tear. If what you see moves you then please help. A little bit of your time or a donation will help UNITY A JOURNEY OF HOPE as they continue on their mission of changing lives one wish at a time. They truly are Angels walking among us. /http://www.unityajourneyofhope.org/

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the recent opportunity to help out with one of their fund raiser events. The event was well thought out, organized and staffed and the Unity personnel went out of their way to be helpful and make everyone feel welcome.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Unity continues to be my favorite charity. They do so many great things for people who need it the most. They helped my brother-in-law when he was battling lymphoma and they helped my neighbor when she was fighting breast and ovarian cancer. Unity is run by two of the most caring people you could meet. Please consider donating to Unity.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my brother-in-law Jimmy was battling lymphoma, Unity helped him any way they could. They threw fundraisers to help pay his bills. They also got him tickets to see the Steelers.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Rating: 5 stars  

Unity, A Journey of Hope is a great organization who really gives back to the community in more ways than anyone could ever imagine. They have granted so many amazing wishes and made so many people unbelievably happy. It's an awesome thing to be a part of. They granted a wish for my cousin and gave him a huge wedding and reception. It was absolutely beautiful. Unity really does go above and beyond to fulfill their wishes and more.

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

Get the public more involved.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Unity is one of the best organizations I've ever heard of. I'm so happy to be a part of it! John and Bobbi are 2 amazing people and they work their butts off to make people happy. The volunteers are amazing people who are really caring people. I'm so lucky to be a part of this.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I got a chance to help with a wish for a guy named john he wanted a computer and web cam to talk to his son over seas I set up the computer and talked with john and his last request of me was to quit smoking and I can say today I have stopped smoking and think of him everyday. Unity is great john and Bobbi got a heart of gold

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the chance to help unity and grant a wish with them and put a computer together for a guy passing away from cancer his wish was to have a web cam to talk to his kids unity stepped up got the computer and we set it up desk and all John and Bobbi have big hearts and do this and ask for nothing in return

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

granting a wish

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

do nothing they are great people

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Rating: 5 stars  

This nonprofit is ran by two of the most dedicated and sincere people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I am the Director at Ohiopyle Vacation Rentals, and we work with them to give guests getaways in our rentals located in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. I have seen more amazing stories and wishes come true than one could ever believe thanks to the hard work of John & Bobbi. I am blessed to be a small part of this organization and making a difference in others lives. May God bless you all.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Unity- a Journey of Hope for a few years now when time permits me to and not only do they help terminally ill people fulfill their last wish, but these are also on the other hand, really GOOD people.

They have spent countless hours and sometimes cash from their own pockets not only fulfilling wishes (Bucket-list type things that are sometimes very involved or expensive), but while all this work is going on, they then have to go out and raise the money to continue the work they are doing, so they are probably the hardest-working group of people I have ever met.

It seems they have been passed-up on the charity gravy-train that the larger charities enjoy because they would rather spend their time doing their work than pandering to the money-bags that hand out the money or "prizes" to charities, They have done countless things to help terminally ill people and the only thanks they get is to have to do more fund-raising to keep it afloat. THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST INJUSTICES I HAVE EVER SEEN AND UNITY IS DESERVING OF NOT ONLY GROWTH BUT ADMIRATION FOR THEIR WORK.

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

Get them a brick-and-mortar building (instead of the founder's house where the meetings are now to save money) and a fund-raising expert.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can not say enough great things about Unity. The endless hours the people behind the scenes, John & Bobbi put in to make someone's wish come true. Bobbi reaches the un-reachable and does NOT stop when phones are hung up and doors are shut. She keeps going, it matters to her to make a difference. John keeps brings compassion and they truly are doing this out of love for people they may not know prior to a wish coming in. SO thankful for this group.

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

Give them an endless supply of sponsorship so they could keep granting wishes.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I met Bobbi and John where I worked, and we got to talking about what they do and about a wish that they were working on and they said that they are always looking for volunteers, so I thought right then and there that this is something that I would love to do. So I now volunteer with Unity, and I couldn't feel any prouder of what Unity does and the feeling that you get from knowing that you had a part in helping with a wish, no matter how small your help is in granting a wish, John and Bobbi appreciate it. You couldn't ask for nicer people or a better organization to volunteer for. They are a legit organization who has made a lot of people very happy before meeting their fate in life. They go out of their way to make these wishes happen, this is their life and they are very happy with it.

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

find someone who would sponser their 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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I met bobbi and john in petsmart where I worked and they were telling me a little bit about what they do, and I was flaburgasted.... they have given up their lives to help people with life limiting illnesses reach their dreams... its amazing the stress they go through to make these wishes come true for these people. I have never met such kind hearted people before. they are the founders of unity a journey of hope, they enlist volunteers to help out as much as possible who I found also to be kind hearted. Well I felt that it is a group that I want to be involved with, and I am glad that I did, I have not been with them long but I have been with them long enough to know that they are a caring bunch of people who do good for others, they are honest and legit and I am proud to say that I belong to unity a journey of hope!!!. also they have a goldendoodle named journey who is in training to be a therapy dog and he is just as sweet as they are!

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?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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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.

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

I would keep the organization as it is.

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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