Unity A Journey Of Hope

Rating: 4.97 stars   116 reviews

Issues: Human Services

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 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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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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  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Unity has existed now for 5 1/2 years changing lives along the way. Giving HOPE when hope is ripped away by a life-limiting illness. Unity changes the focus and helps create memories that transcend time.
Wishes that include family are my favorites. Seeing families bond, laugh, smile and realize even if for a
minute or a day that LIFE is worth living and they all get to share. Do I wish Unity was bigger...YES...
Do I wish Unity has a million dollars...YES... Do I wish for corporate sponsorship...YES... UNITY is truly blessed in more ways than one and my 3 wishes in no way are a measure of success, because each wish we do DOES change lives, creates memories and creates a purpose. Is UNITY a SUCCESS...YES... and wont you join UNITY and help us "Change lives, 1 wish at a time..."

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Unity grants wishes to adults w/a life-limiting illness. They are small but the wishes they grant are life-changing. They give HOPE when hope is ripped away by such an illness. Changing the focus is what Unity does. They are a great organization and accountable. I would donate to them ipo a HUGE national charity.

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?

Okay

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 grants wishes to adults w/a life-limiting illness. UNITY not only grants the wish but Unity also changes the FOCUS off of the dis-ease to the wish. UNITY gives HOPE where none is an option. UNITY gives people the inner strength to persevere in the eyes of adversity. UNITY also grants wishes to veterans, Unity also has Operation Christmas Wish, and Unity also leases for FREE Medical Equipment for people to use. I love the joy it brings. Write a review, view the website and share the joy!

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

by going on wishes that were granted.

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

I would help in the IT dept, PR dept so it can grow!

 
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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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