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  • EIN 26-0472019
  • (724) 963-3607
  • 239 Town Country Rd Vanderbilt PA 15486 USA

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Causes: Human Services, Salvation Army

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 In August of 2007 Bobbi & John decided to create a non-profit that grants wishes not only to Johns patients 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. , Johns hospice work 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.

Programs: Program expenses (final wishes of terminally ill adults)

grant wishes to terminally ill adults.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

My family and I were blessed by the kindness and selflessness of Bobbi and John Robinson with Unity when our dog went missing in Uniontown, PA. They are such a wonderful couple with a wonderful charity, full of love and light, looking to help make others lives better and more fulfilling.

1 Laura295

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Unity may be changing lives one wish at a time but they have changed my life more than you can imagine by letting me volunteer to help make these wishes come true. These people have the biggest hearts of anyone I have ever known!

1 john robinson

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was a review sent to me John Robinson from a medical Social worker about a patient she has and UNITY granted a wish for....

I am a pediatric oncology social worker. One of my "kids" had recently relapsed at the age of 19. Most wish foundations allow wishes up to the age of 18. My young adult was understandably upset by the news, She is a sophomore in college and was unable to return to school. She had committed to 18 months of missionary work and, due to the relapse, was unable to meet her commitment. Her world, along with the family's world, had crashed around them. This news put me on a mission to find an organization who could grant her the wish of an iPad mini. She said it would allow her to keep in touch with her friends at school, read books on line and communicate with her family, during times when she could not leave her home.

When I read about "Unity A Journey of Hope", I immediately sent in a referral. John Robinson contacted me through email, requesting more information. John was very clear with stating the foundation could not guarantee to grant the wish but he would do his best. Several weeks later I received the email stating the wish had been granted. I am not sure who was more excited, John or me. I promised not to tell the family so it would be a surprise.

The next time I saw my family, the recipient was just smiling from ear to ear; something I had not seen since she began treatment. Mom was just as excited.

I would like to thank your wonderful foundation for being so generous, not only to my family, but to all the families you touch. I wish there were words to describe how much our families appreciate the gifts but, the wonderful by-product of it all, is the parents finally seeing their child smile again. It is just priceless.

Wishing all the best to everyone involved with "Unity A Journey of Hope".



Have a great day!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am John the Co-Founder of UNITY. Recently we have been seeking grants and support. A lot of corporation want to see outcomes and goals that produce something material or tangible that you can see, feel, smell, touch. With Unity we may not be able too fill those shoes but, when a wish recipient says to me, " I forgot I had cancer today" or " I did not think I would see my husband ever smile again" or after Unity granted a wish to a 94 year old lady she said to me, " I have been on hospice waiting to die, but because of the wish I can't wait to live!" UNITY A JOURNEY OF HOPE, "Changing lives 1 wish at a time..." This is what UNITY is about and IF you want to make a difference come join our PASSION!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Such an amazing group of human beings making then impossible, possible! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication that you do every day and the countless hours that go unseen!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer since November 2014. I am 30 years of age and have been involved in many organizations over those years. I have never been a part of an organization that gives hope like this one. From the founders down to every last volunteer I watch people brainstorm, give time, give whatever they are able to give to show someone who needs it that there is still genuine human love to give to this world. We live in a world that is infatuated with technology, money, and a slew of other bitter qualities, but the existence of Unity helps to build a bridge between genuine human love and emotion to the person who truly needs it in their life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These folks have super hearts and do amazing work!

Linda362

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Unity a journey of hope is a wonderful non profit!!! Bobbi and John Robinson are very compassionate and caring people!!! Changing lives one wish at a time

Kulenic196

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer with Unity A Journey Of Hope for a while and all the care and countless hours all the volunteers put in for wishes and events never goes unnoticed. There are always thank yous at the end of the wish or event. It's amazing that this organization started with only 2 people and they got the job done. It's an amazing feeling knowing that I am a part of an organization that truely care about other people.

Cheryl40

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just have to say that John and Bobbi Robinson are the best, the most caring people that care for others and that loves to do for others. I have had the honor of working with them some, I have seen the ins and out of this organization and I have to say that they are the best, they are truly legit and I am honored to be a part of Unity a Journey of Hope.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

You will never find a more caring organization, from the founders John and Bobbi Robinson, to the volunteers...these people CARE! I'm proud to say that I've had the chance to work with them and see what they do first hand!

Pamela36

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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