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Unity a Journey of Hope

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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

39 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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. They grant wishes to terminally ill adults.. They are so loving and caring. Wish there were more like them. God bless you all.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our mother has passed away but Unity granted her last wish of having all her kids together for one last meal. Unity provided a beautiful meal and we shared it together in her honor. Thank you unity for loving our mother and for supporting her.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I belong to a not for profit motorcycle rights organization, ABATE, and I've been fortunate enough to work with Unity on several fundraisers as well as helping grant a wish. I'm always amazed at what they can accomplish on such a grand scale while operating on such a minimal budget. I've nothing but positive and glowing comments to say about the organization and it's volunteers. In this era of such negativity and selfishness, Unity stands as a reminder that there is still good being done in this world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Had the honor of participating (as a business vendor) at a charity bike run with these wonderful people. This charity strikes a chord with me, as I am a nurse often dealing with the terminally ill. Looking forward to participating with them in the future!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group of volunteers. This is an amazing charity and has some truly dedicated people.

Jackie31

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1 Rachel23456

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unity was the only charity that tried to help my dad by granting his last wish. We looked everywhere to find someone to help move my dad from MDA hospital in Houston back home to Spokane, Wa and even though it was outside the area Unity usually tries to help and waaaay outside the scope of charity they perform (the cost of an air ambulance was over $25,000.) they still tried to make it happen and find ways to get my dad home to say goodbye to his mom and the rest of his family this May. Unfortunately, dad's health declined quickly and I had to tell them it was too late but I'm sure we would have gotten dad home had his health held up. I'm so grateful to Unity because they gave us hope in a hopeless situation and helped remind me of the wonderful people that are in this world.

Mayme H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great group of people who do everything in their power to grant the wishes of those with life limiting illnesses.

Pamela71

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group of people. I have seen many wishes granted (one was my neighbor). It means so much to the people whose wishes are granted.

Debbie70

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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1 Cindy78

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What can I say about John & Bobbi Robinson? I have never met such loving, caring people, who go out of their way to grant these wishes. Bobbi works very hard behind the scenes to set things up, set dates & times, gathering info to help make these wishes happen--And John--well, he is the most compassionate person, and the way he speaks & handles his own patients & his wish recipents is so heartwarming. Just watch the videos, You can see his love & compassion shine through. They truly love what they do and it shows. I am proud to call them my friends

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bobbi and John Robinson and the Unity staff give of their time and love to help those in need, and to give some people their last wish in the world, in wonderful ways. They are a loving compassionate group of people, and I am glad to know them. Just go to the Unity A Journey Of Hope website and watch the videos. You will see what wonderful work they do, straight from their hearts. They go above and beyond!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unity is always making people cry!

Photos and videos of persons who have been helped, always show men, women, and little kids weeping happy tears in gratitude that others have shown their love and concern when days look hopeless and dark.

Just knowing that there are people so kind hearted in our area is wonderful. Even the smallest request for a wish requires so much planning and work. Unity often has to beg for help to get grant wishes for persons with life-challenging illnesses, but they are not ashamed to beg and do not quit when they get no response.

In short, they are there, and with their group of loyal volunteers, they have caused happiness in the lives of many others.

They are a blessing!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

With just one post and request from Unity, we learned what they needed to help another person. With a few more posts, we were able to connect Unity with a helper in a distant city, and it was a great feeling to be part of the machinery that operates solely to help others. But the biggest part of the engine is the ignition, and Bobbi and John provide that by being there for others. Never doubt the power of one (or two) person to connect with others and make a change in someone's life.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unity has provided a much needed civic service to their community. Their compassion and unselfishness that they provide are every lasting. Not only for the client, but their extended families. This nonprofit should be praised for the great work they have done and continue to do.

Terri21

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unity gave my mom her last big night on New Year's Eve of 2012. We heard of unity from my moms cancer doctor. They not only helps my mom in enjoying a spa they also helped me my husband and my daughter get one last great memory before she passed. I can't thank you all enough!

John165

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Jack Evans and I have a radio talk show on WMBS 590 in Uniontown, Pa. Unity has been guests several times and they always generate many calls of support and praise. I reach hundreds and hundreds of people and I am stop in public by listeners who tell me how wonderful Unity is. I had a company call me and they then gave a donation to Unity. They could only do this because Unity is a non-profit. Unity must keep their status.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am from the area of Unity A Journey Of Hope, and I love what they do.

Margaret W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Unity-A Journey of Hope's founders work morning, noon and night to grant the wishes of Adults . John and Bobbi grant wishes sometimes in a matter of hours when the need occurs. They give their time and expertise to do things that, when you hear what they've done with the little money they have to work with,, you shake your head in disbelief. There is such a great need in our area for these wonderful wishes. They not only help Fayette County residents but all the surrounding counties. Without Unity, many adults will miss out on a final experience that makes them smile when their Soul is leaving for it's final destination.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am in awe of Unity- A Journey of Hope. John and Bobbi Robison and their volunteers put wishes together in hours that woud take most of us days or weeks. As a hospice nurse, John truely sees the difference one small thing can make to someone on that final Journey and also the family. Bobbi really goes above and beyond with the little details that make a difference. Things the reciepient may not have even asked for. They are the Top of The List Non-profit for so many, not just in our area , but across the country !!!

Cheryl50

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Why would you take this great non-profit off your list? THAT is just wrong. These people work day in and day out to serve dying people. No it doesn't get lots of publicity. SO WHAT? Why is that a requirement to do good work? Every day they are on the phone looking to grant someone's wish. EVERY single day. Looking for people who can donate 10 minutes of their time to fulfill a wish of a lifetime . Looking for a sympathetic hotel chain or an airline or publicity dept. You should seriously rethink your protocols if that is what they are. Look at their web page, look at their Facebook page and see wishes granted and dare to say they are not among the most selfless giving people you can find. They are a great organization and deserve ANY support you can give them, whether it is looking for something a recipient needs, or arranging a trip or a visit with one of their heroes.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These people are heroes. They grant wishes to dying adults to make a dream come true. They give of their time, their income, their respect, and their love. They NEVER say something can't be done, but who do we call, who do we know who cares, how can we help this person fulfill a dream? Its not easy asking companies to give a free room for the night, an airline free tickets, a star to do a meet and greet but again and again they get people to come thru because remind them of the truly important things in life: love - family - dignity - and how they would hope to be treated in similar circumstances. This past weekend they arranged for someone to meet Bruce Springsteen, they arranged a marriage and reception for a dying man and his girlfriend in I think 3 days. The list goes on and on. I wish I had some skill to offer them, but I don't, so I re-post their stuff everywhere I can because what they do is precious, a life-changing act of love. They make a difference in someone's life EVERY SINGLE DAY. We are blessed to have these people in this world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

UNITY'S passion has no boundaries in fulfilling a heart's desire.

Linda181

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I came into contact with the organization a couple of years ago. I find what they do so totally
inspiring and heart warming it's hard to say.People can make the choice to improve the world
and environment or just sit and watch. These people deseve recognition in the biggest way.