UNITY A JOURNEY OF HOPE

"Changing lives, 1 wish at a time..."

Vanderbilt, PA   |  www.unityajourneyofhope.org

Mission

Grant wishes to adults with a life-limiting illness. Unity's advanced ruling was granted in the Fall of 2009! We do not have to wait until Dec. 2011

Notes from the nonprofit

UNITY was created in order to change lives of people who are battling a life-ending. Bobbi and I created UNITY because there was a need to be filled for adult wishes. People often turn us down because they say, "We only give to the children." We as adults all have wishes that go by the wayside because we cannot afford it or ever take the time to do so. We have been blessed here at UNITY, when someone cries and hugs you and says "Bless you both" then we are happy.

If you read our 990's you see UNITY is fiscally responsible. We were consistently at 85 to 93 cents of every dollar donated went directly towards a wish. Last year it has faded to 73 cents because we are totally self-funded. IMAGINE if we had a sponsor or marketing to help! Imagine the lives we could impact...

Ruling year info

2007

President/Co-Founder

Mr. John Robinson RN

Wish Coordinator/Co-Founder

Mrs. Bobbi Robinson

Main address

239 Town Country Rd John A Robinson

Vanderbilt, PA 15486 USA

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EIN

26-0472019

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

UNITY needs HELP. Unity needs people to fund raise in order to keep our mission going. Public relations is a miss that needs improved upon.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

UNITY A JOURNEY OF HOPE

UNITY grants wishes to adults w/a life-limiting illness.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of wish recipients affected by a granted wish.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

UNITY grants wishes to all Adults w/a life-limiting illness. UNITY does not discriminate as our bylaws state. All support and wishes are word of mouth.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

UNITY is very effective with making every dollar we raise go as far as it can.

For instance.....a wish for Terri with breast cancer to attend Splash Lagoon in Erie PA, with 9 people with (2) 2 DAY passes and overnight accommodations. Total cost: $300.00-------Total Value: $800.00

Unity is very adept at making miracles come true, moving mountains with limited means. The TENACITY and never taking a NO attitude makes UNITY a SUCCESS!

UNITY exemplifies compassion when planning, executing and delivering a wish. UNITY has become very efficient and skillful in providing wishes otherwise unattainable by our wish recipients alone.

Our strategy: NEVER take no for an answer.

UNITY does not get a second chance. UNITY does not have to opportunity to perform a DO-OVER, therefore when UNITY plans a wish UNITY is very detail oriented to make sure every wish is planned and executed with precision.

UNITY makes sure the wish recipient needs are met. Each wish recipient has different needs. UNITY when planning a wish takes into consideration each need and plans a wish according to the recipients individual needs.

Bobbi and I get to know each and every wish recipient and when the wish is completed we are always available to support, counsel when needed.

The Wish coordinator has a PASSION to make a difference in our wish recipients and their families and loved ones lives. Bobbi takes every wish to heart as if she was planning for herself.

The old adage "treat people the way you want to be treated" Bobbi does so with respect, confidentiality, love and compassion.

UNITY is relentless, UNITY does not give up....it may take weeks and 100 phone calls, but for our wish recipients there is no acceptable word like NO!

UNITY's greatest accomplishment has been, granting wishes for 11 1/2 years. UNITY has a small group of dedicated and passionate volunteers who truly wish to make a difference in peoples lives.

UNITY gives back to the residents of the surrounding communities.

What UNITY has fallen short on is soliciting the donations of corporations and/or donors as well as falling short on marketing.

UNITY could use YOUR help with this mission. I invite YOU to share your expertise and passion to "Change lives, 1 wish at a time..." come join our team!

Financials

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Operations

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UNITY A JOURNEY OF HOPE

Board of directors
as of 05/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Robinson

ViaQuest Hospice RN

Term: 2007 -

John Robinson

ViaQuest Hospice R.N.

Donald Tummons

Veterinarian

Brian Kisiel

Kisiel and Associates Accounting

Margel Guie

Physician

Dianna Rafferty

Chiropractor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes