Time Bank Connects People in Berks

Time Bank Connects People in Berks

Time Bank Connects People in Berks The adage “time is money” is put into action with the recently formed Time Bank, an initiative managed by Barrio Alegria. The Time Bank is a type of barter or exchange system where time is the currency.  The initiative connects...
How Does Volunteering Benefit Employees and Companies?

How Does Volunteering Benefit Employees and Companies?

HOW DOES VOLUNTEERING BENEFIT EMPLOYEES AND COMPANIES? Posted by: Karen McKeever, Campaign and e-Pledging Director People who give back to their communities are happier, healthier and more connected to the world around them. Companies with an employee engagement...
211 Gives People a Toolkit of Knowledge

211 Gives People a Toolkit of Knowledge

211 Gives People a Toolkit of Knowledge RING! After answering the phone, the frail voice of an elderly woman comes over the receiver. She says that she lives on a fixed income and she does not know how she is going to pay rent, let alone all of her other bills, this...
I’VE DONATED TO UNITED WAY: HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

I’VE DONATED TO UNITED WAY: HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

I've Donated to United Way: How Else Can I Help? At United Way of Berks County, we appreciate those who are able to support our organization through a financial contribution. Your generosity helps make Berks County a better place. Donations support more than 50...
Emerging Leaders United – Q&A with Mary Neiman

Emerging Leaders United – Q&A with Mary Neiman

Emerging Leaders Q&A with Mary Neiman Posted by: Shirley Chapin, Emerging Leaders United and Online Engagement Associate I’ve been responsible for the day-to-day work of Emerging Leaders United for nearly three years now, and I’ve met literally hundreds of members who...
Three Ways to Help Your Community

Three Ways to Help Your Community

Three Ways to Help Your Community Do you have a desire to give back? You don’t have to work with national or global organizations to make a difference. The best way to make an impact starts in your own community! Here are some easy ideas to get you started. These can...