ELU Events

Our monthly events focus on volunteerism and personal/professional development. Join us!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Hygiene Drive

October is National Domestic Awareness Month. ELU members can organize a personal care drives to benefit local survivors of domestic violence within their own organizations. ELU will provide boxes and a flyer to promote the collection. Access the flyer here. Items can also be purchased through an Amazon WishlistSchedule box pick up here.

Taco Tuesday at Safe Berks- Tuesday, October 3 @ 4:30-6:30 pm

To support Domestic Violence Awareness month, we’re hosting a fiesta filled event for the families at Safe Berks. Volunteers will prepare dinner, do activities with the kids, and help with projects around the facility. To register please contact Shirley Chapin at shirleyc@uwberks.org

Kick Out Learning Loss with our Kickball Tournament Benefiting Ready.Set.READ! on Saturday, October 28 @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Ready.Set.Read! (RSR), managed by United Way of Berks County, boosts literacy skills among kids in Berks County. Join us for a kickball tournament, with team and individual registration options, where proceeds benefit the work of RSR. Kids aged 13+ are welcome to participate. Lunch will be provided following the tournament. Don’t forget to spread the word about this event by sharing our flyer with your friends. To register please contact Shirley Chapin at shirleyc@uwberks.org

Virtual Event: Addressing Food Insecurity in Berks County with United Way & New Journey- Thursday, November 9 @ 12:00 pm

United Way and New Journey Community Outreach partner to tackle food insecurity in Berks County through resources and programs. Attend a virtual session to learn more about their partnership and hear an inspiring story. To register please contact Shirley Chapin at shirleyc@uwberks.org

Oakbrook Community Garden Fall Cleanup and Winter Prep- Saturday, November 11 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm

ELU members partnered with United Way’s Oakbrook Collective Impact Council (OCIC) to build garden beds and clean Oakbrook Community Garden in 2021. We continue the partnership, by preparing the garden for winter. The garden provides food for residents in an area with limited resources and grocery stores. Kids ages 9 and up are welcome to participate. To register please contact Shirley Chapin at shirleyc@uwberks.org