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  

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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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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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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I am a board member with Unity, A Journey of Hope. I first came to find out about Unity when a friend's band was asked to help out with a fundraiser charity event for Unity. We attended the event, which was an all day music festival. The organization was very well put on and professional. I got to know the co-founders of the charity and became more interested in what they do for people, because I also work with Seniors in my day to day work. I started to volunteer with Unity, helping out as I could on wishes to be granted and I was hooked after going on my first "wish" as a volunteer. The smile that was brought to the face of a person with terminal cancer when they met their life long hero was just amazing. No words could describe the look in the eyes of the wish recipient as his life long dream was fulfilled by Unity. From that point on, I was hooked and also humbled that I was a part of this. Making a bright spot in the day of someone who is otherwise has nothing to look forward to except for misery, pain and eventual death. I became more active within the organization, helping as much as I could and decided to become a board member. The co-founders are simply amazing and selfless, giving all they have to keep Unity the upstanding organization that it is. We are now working from being a regional organization to becoming a national one. The volunteers and all involved with Unity are simply awesome, giving all of themselves and taking nothing in return. I am so proud to be working with this organization, as I have seen what joy it brings to an adult with failing health.

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

Making dreams come true for adults with life-limiting illnesses.

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

Ask more people to help in building Unity to a national level

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

How did you learn about this organization?

From a charity event

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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