FAQs

Q.  How long does it take to have a wish granted?

A.  Please plan on 6-8 weeks to expedite a wish.

Q.  What does “Life-Limiting” mean?

A.  A life-limiting illness is a serious illness that severely limits your life expectancy to 6 months or so, IF untreated.

Q.  What type of wish does UNITY not grant?

A.  UNITY DOES NOT:

PAY ANY BILLS

PURCHASE “ANY” VEHICLES

REMODEL HOMES

HOME FURNISHINGS

NO CASH GRANTS OR DONATIONS

ASSIST WITH RENT, MORTGAGES, CREDIT CARDS OR LOANS

UNITY DOES NOT HOLD FUNDRAISERS FOR A WISH RECIPIENT

UNITY DOES NOT ASSIST IN ANY LEGAL MATTERS (ie: divorces, or any litigation)

UNITY DOES NOT ALLOW ADOPTION OF ANIMALS AS A WISH

UNITY NO LONGER PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION FOR ANYONE OTHER THAN THE WISH RECIPIENT (Depending on the cost, other wishes may also fall into this range of being unable to grant)

Q.  How do I know if I am eligible?

A.  All Applicants must fill out an application. The application is then presented to your Primary Care Physician (PCP) to verify your illness. If your PCP does not agree that your illness is life-limiting then you are not eligible, if he/she says yes then we proceed. Your PCP will verify your illness and that you can safely participate in your wish. Unity only allocates funding for wish recipients within a 100 mile radius of Uniontown, PA.

Q.  If I have been granted a wish by another wish granting organization am I still eligible to receive a wish from Unity?

A.  No.

Q.  I only want one wish.

When you fill out an application, Unity asks that you place 3 wishes on the application, because Unity may not be able to grant a particular wish. So please make wish #1 the most important one and if for some reason we cannot make that wish a reality we will let you know and proceed with an alternate mutually agreed upon wish. Secondly, Unity only picks one wish to grant from an application.

Q.  Is Unity a travel agency?

A.  No, Unity is not a travel agency. If travel is part of your wish, Unity will make the arrangements,e.g. travel tickets, car, accommodations, etc. Any other part of your wish is your responsibility. If there is an issue with what Unity provides we will assist in those matters. Upon completion of planning a wish, you will be notified of the specific details of your wish! Travel is only allowed in the 48 contiguous states. Wishes for travel depend on destination. Due to the increasing cost of airfares, gas and travel overall not all destination wishes can be granted. Unity will pay for the wish recipient only!

Please remember that Unity is a small non-profit with limited support. All wishes that are granted are for the wish recipient only and any money allocated for a wish is for the sole use of the wish recipient. Any and all other persons accompanying the wish recipient are responsible for their expenses on any wish.