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09/23/2020 12:45 PM

United Way of LaPorte County provides funds and collective impact leadership throughout LaPorte County to address the needs of children, youth, and struggling families. Donations to the organization remain in LaPorte County to address the greatest local needs. 

“We are honored to be named a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Kris Pate, Executive Director of United Way of LaPorte County. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including the many ways we have been able to support our local communities through the COVID-19 pandemic with food, rent and utility assistance, prescription assistance, childcare assistance, and personal protective equipment such as masks and hand sanitizers.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that United Way of LaPorte County received from volunteers, donors, and aid recipients. “United Way Of LaPorte County has excelled at keeping our non-for-profit groups meeting, getting to know one another, learning from each other and understanding the need for results based accountability in all our program's data collection. They are an understanding team that is supportive and always forthright and positive. United Way of LaPorte County is a vital organization in our community that helps our members grow and prosper! Thank you, Jeanne Ann Cannon, LCSW, Executive Director of Dunebrook.” For more comments, please visit:

“United Way of LaPorte County is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with United Way of LaPorte County.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteer, and recipients of aid. 

The complete list of 2020 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found at:

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