Giving Kids a Safe Haven

Giving Kids a Safe Haven

Youth Find a Safe Haven with United Way and Olivet Boys & Girls Club Stability is one of the most important factors contributing to a child’s success in life. That’s why United Way of Berks County supports Olivet Boys & Girls Club. Olivet provides a safe haven for...
ELU Member Amanda Funk Reflects on 2020

ELU Member Amanda Funk Reflects on 2020

ELU Member Amanda Funk Reflects on 2020 Posted by: Amanda Funk, Emerging Leaders United member and Grants and Media Manager at Abilities in Motion It’s certainly been a year to remember! I’ve loved being an active member of Emerging Leaders United (ELU), especially...
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...