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   Featured Review

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.

 
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Unity is a wonderful organization which really has a goal to serve it's mission statement. I plan to continue to support this charity. It's made up of truly caring individuals who want to help those who need assistance. It is an honor attending their events to support them.

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

Change NOTHING!

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2014

 
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Participated in an event with Unity A Journey of Hope...Meeting those that grant wishes for others was an honor. This is a first class nonprofit organization. Such kind and wonderful volunteers and organizers and the love they have for those they help is immense! I am honored to support Unity and will continue to do so in the future!! We look forward to helping Unity every chance we get!! Keep up the good work Unity!!!

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2014

 
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This is a great organization. .I have seen many beautiful moments shared and wishes granted. I know how important a person's dying wish can be..when my husband was sick he wanted to go on a train trip and I made it happen but most people in that situation can not make it happen and that is where the beautiful people of unity ome in..I had the opportunity to donate once and it was the best experience. .unity is the best and has the best people that love what they do and how the client feels when the wish is granted is priceless to them but they need people like us to help along the way.

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It is perfect..they work very hard but they need help from donations so they can carry on beautiful work .

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Life-changing

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2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I just love snd am so proud to know some of this group..truly beautiful people that work hard all for the benefit of someone else..so inspiring. God bless you unity for all you do day in and out.

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

More people helping them make wishes come true

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2013

 
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everyday i read about this wonderful group of people and all the hard work that they do, I know they would do and have done anything that they can do to make the wishes come true of strangers to them but these strangers become family and friends to them right away,I feel all the love that comes from unity just in hearing the beautiful stories and moments that happen because they care enough to work as hard as they can to make it happen.we all know that in this world today we have alot of hurdles to get over in life but this unity group will not let any hurdle get in the way of making a wish come true.God bless this wonderful group and all that they do,i know i am a better person just for watching from the sidelines at all the beautiful work they do. Keep up the angel work you do unity because you truly are angels..

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Life-changing

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2012

 
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I was approached at work by John and Bobbi several years ago. They were looking for a donation of internet service for a few months so a wish recipient could stay in contact with her family. I had just read an article in a local paper about their mission, so I was familiar with their organization. I was more than happy to help them, and approached my boss to see what we could provide. He was on board instantly, and we got everything set up to help for them. They were so appreciative of the help, and could not thank us enough. I have remained in contact with them over the years, and have donated what I can when I can as this is such a wonderful, caring and compassionate group! Im so fortunate to know them, and will continue to support them!

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
-Albert Schweitzer

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wonderful organization great people we had an oppurtunity to be a part of a benefit for entertainment what a wonderful loving caring unselfish Im not much for writing and speaking but if you have an oppurtunity to be a part of this great cause please do so you will feel honored like we did to be a part keep up the great work UNITY were here if you ever need us again Gerald from The Stonehorse Band

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2010

 
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Unity, A Journey of Hope is one of those rare groups that truely puts it's heart into every aspect of their mission. I have been fortunate enough to know the founders and a few of the staff for several years now and it is inspiring to say the least to see the life changing acts they always seem to fullfill. The ability to grant wishes using a small pool of funds and volunteers is an absolute standout in this organization. That is one of the reasons why the organization I belong to has held fundraisers for this deserving charity for several years now. One look at the list of their accomplishments and anyone can see the dedication of Unity to aiding those in need. What strikes me the most is the personal sacifices that I see constantly occuring within this group. To put others well-being ahead of one's self is a very rare quality these days and it is one of the main reasons that I felt obligated to write this review. If you have any interaction with this organization, it will be quite easy to see why they deserve the praise that is given to them.

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I'm proud that my organization works closely with Unity, and that we get to see the impact that our donations make on helping others.

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I think this is a fabulous non-profit organization!! My family has sent donations to help both them and their ambassador, Journey, for his schooling to become a therapy dog. They do their best to make wishes come true for adults that have a life-limiting illness. They put their heart and soul into making these wishes come together and go to awesome lengths using their time and resources. I would absolutely recommend this group to anyone!!

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Small but mighty! So nice to have wonderful people helping their local community and beyond .

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A lot

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Quite well

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2013

 
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I once read a book about mother Theresa and someone asked her how they could help and she said start in your own community and go in from there .... Unity is doing just that:) I know John and Bobbi personally and their pic should be in the dictionary next to selfless !

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unity239 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

holly with out people like you unity is nothing ,support doesent come easy here in fayette county , i dont think people read the paper or watch the news because people here dont know we exist ! my staff of hard working wonderful people that i call family are truly the backbone of unity , thanks for your support !