How Does United Way of Berks County Make a Difference?
At United Way, we bring together the right mix of people and organizations to identify community needs and support programming to address those needs. Each year, over 190,000 people in Berks County are helped through the work of United Way and our partners. Learn more about our work.
A variety of grant opportunities are available throughout the year
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Diversity and Inclusion
Helping children from birth to third grade develop the critical reading skills that will help them achieve future success.
The Summer Youth Volunteer Guide is now available. We’ve compiled a comprehensive, diverse list of opportunities for teens and college students. Have fun, meet new people and make an impact on our community!
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LIVE UNITED Grant applications are now open year-round. One-time grants of up to $5,000 for “great ideas” and creative projects are available.
West Reading Disaster Recovery Fund Updates. We share gratitude with those who are generously supporting those affected by the West Reading tragedy.
When you need help, you don’t have to search for it on your own. Dial 211 and, with just a few questions, the 211 information and referral specialists will connect you with the help you need. From housing and utilities to health care and even volunteer opportunities, 211 can help. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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