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Emerging Leaders United - Q&A with Mary Neiman

Emerging Leaders United member Mary Neiman shares her ELU experience in the first of a series of Q&As featuring a variety of ELU members.

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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.

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4 Characteristics of a Healthy Community

Every day, United Way staff and volunteers work to make Berks County a better place for everyone. We concentrate our efforts in ways that benefit the entire community, making it stronger and healthier. But, what does it mean to have a strong, healthy community?

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Looking Back on 2019 with Emerging Leaders United

ELU members participated in a whopping 53 opportunities in 2019. Let's a take a look at some of our favorite events.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering

Do you want to volunteer but don't know where to start? Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

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How to Encourage Volunteerism Among Your Coworkers and Employees

At United Way of Berks County, we deeply value the time, energy, and love that community volunteers provide. If you already volunteer with United Way, here are a few ways to encourage volunteerism among your peers.

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How to Help Your Neighbors This Holiday Season: 7 Community Service Ideas

The holiday season is a time to celebrate giving. What better way to give than to share your time with a neighbor in need?

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How You Can Impact the Lives of Children in Berks County

We believe that it is crucial to support and uplift Berks County children. United Way strives to provide programs, events, and services that keep them healthy, further their education and set them up for future success.

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What are the Benefits of Being an Emerging Leaders United Member?

Emerging Leaders United is a passionate group of individuals looking to make a difference in Berks County. Here are three reasons to join!

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Five Years of The Big Cheese: Big Fun and Big Impact

In June 2019, over 1,000 United Way volunteers came together over two days to help fight hunger in Berks County during the Big Cheese, a United Way signature event.

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United Way Is Your Partner for Corporate Social Responsibility

Partnering with United Way to develop a strong Corporate Social Responsibility program is one of the best ways to attract and retain talent.

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How Does Volunteering Benefit Employees and Companies?

People who give back to their communities are happier, healthier and more connected to the world around them. Companies with an employee engagement strategy also benefit.

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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.

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