United Way of Paola
Serving all of Miami County and Northern Linn County
Over the past 34 years, the United Way of Paola has helped address health issues, basic needs and other community services in Miami County by raising and distributing over $1,000,000. Last year, United Way funded 17 local non-profit organizations for a total of $90,000. United Way uses a criteria for funding to make sure the donated funds are used to help organizations in their goals to impact our local communities in Miami County in one or more of the following categories; Education – Preparing children to enter school and graduate from school, Health – increasing access to health care, nutrition, and health environments, Income – increasing individual and family financial stability, and Basic Needs – assisting individuals and families with the basic needs in life; food, clothing shelter, utility services, etc.