Hello All.  God recently put this building in our hands. The building is on the verge of being condemned and we are seeking help in restoring it. Paola is a wonderful small town with an incredible history and most importantly full of GOD AND GREAT PEOPLE. To see this building torn down would be detrimental to the town and square and our community. 

To begin restoration we need a new roof.  The building has sat empty since 2012 with the needed repair.  This building was the original Kaiser furniture building from the early 1900's and later the Shipman liquor building.  We would like to restore this building to a working establishment for the community. It is our vision to have a PAY WHAT YOU CAN restaurant named  (WHATS FOR DINNER?) God willing it will creates jobs, and caters to families that can enjoy a meal together.

Our goal is to open a Non-Profit restaurant   for families in need of a good meal but struggle to provide such at no charge or what they can afford, to give back to the community as God has given to us.

Our plans to use the all of the profits are to tithe back into the community and church. 

GOD has provided, through donations  the materials for a new roof! ( Boone brothers roofing)
The lumber to make repairs to the joists!                                                              (Miami county lumber)
A dumpster at cost!                                                                                                             (Gerken rental)
Roof installation at cost!                                                                                                  (Mc Cool roofing)                                                                 

We need funding for the labor of :  demo of the unsafe existing roof, ceiling joists and installation of the new roof, immediately to have the building deemed safe by the city. Our goal is to reach $10,000 for the roof and joists and demo labor. Anything left over will be used for equipment for the restaurant. 

All donations and donors will be memorialized  our thank you wall in the restaurant!!!    

We are relying on God to provide and thank you for any donation you may be willing to give.  We will be doing most of the work ourselves, all monies raised will be for materials and labor that we are not skilled to complete. If you are in the area of Paola and have experience in construction please contact us. Thank you and God Bless.
1 Peter 4:10

Donations (21)

  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs


Jennifer Thomas Wright
Paola, KS

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