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With our experience, expertise and community connections, United Way of Berks County magnifies, multiplies, and maximizes the impact of our collaborators, donors and volunteers to help 190,000 Berks Countians live stronger lives each year. Our unique approach and partnerships mean you can help create brighter futures and make a huge impact in the areas of education, financial stability, health and safety net services. And it starts with you! Learn More


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Save the date for Celebrate United! Our re-imagined annual event – featuring Wilbur H. Doran Award recipient Pat Giles – is April 18. Registration opens soon!


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.
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Our Ready.Set.READ! initiative is preparing kids for school and boosting reading skills in homes and classrooms all over Berks County. Learn more about the programs and volunteer opportunities that are helping kids achieve success in school and in life.

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A mean wearing a headset in a call center is happily speaking to a caller


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.

Get Connected. Get Help.

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