ELU Events

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

new During the months of June and July, ELU will partner with organizations who provide programs that align with United Way’s Focus Area of Safety Net Services. Safety Net Services ensure that the basic necessities of life are available for those in need. 

Garden Clean Up at Family Promise- Thursday, June 9 @ 5:00-7:00 pm

Family Promise offers the U-Turn program which serves homeless teens and young adults up to age 22 with advocacy, case management, shelter, permanent housing, and a Drop-In Center. Family Promise needs our help to maintain their property by cleaning up weeds and planting new plants. Register Here

Big Cheese- Friday, June 17 @ 6:00-9:00 pm

Our Big Cheese event is back! Want to join 500 volunteers and assemble 250,000 fortified macaroni and cheese meals to help fight hunger in Berks County? Registration opens Monday, May 16 at 12 PM! ELU members will receive an email Monday morning with a registration link.

Food Distribution at Berks County’s Largest Soup Kitchen- Wednesday, June 22 @ 8:00-10:00 am

New Journey Community Outreach operates the largest Soup Kitchen in downtown Reading and a weekly food pantry that focuses on the immediate and long-term health implications of receiving a nutritious daily meal and supplemental groceries. Volunteers are needed to distribute the items at this outdoor distribution. Kids ages 13 and up are welcome to volunteer with this opportunity. Register Here

Learning and Serving at Salvation Army: Reading Corps- Monday, June 27 @ 2:00-4:00 pm

Volunteers will learn about the Emergency assistance programs at Salvation Army that help those in need with utility costs, rent costs, prescriptions, food, and clothing. Following the tour, ELU members will then spend time interacting with the kiddos at their Summer Camp in fun activities and games. Register Here

Red, White and Blue Party at Safe Berks- Thursday, July 7 @ 5:00-7:30 pm 

Safe Berks offers crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including a 24-hour hotline in English and Spanish. Emergency temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.

We will be partnering with the residents of Safe Berks by continuing to celebrate Fourth of July and serving a picnic style meal. We will also participate in summer themed activities/games with the kiddos. Register Here

Feeding Families with Jewish Family Service- Tuesday, July 12 @ 8:30-10:30 am 

Jewish Family Service is a program of the Jewish Federation of Reading that provides various programs to people in need. ELU will partner with their food distribution to help provide food to the community of Temple, Pa. Kids ages 9 and up are welcome to join us. Register Here

RESCHEDULED-Serving Hope at Hope Rescue Mission- Wednesday, July 27 @ 5:00-7:00 pm-new Date!

Join us as we learn more about the work of Hope Rescue while serving dinner to the residents. Register Here

Miller Keystone’s Need for Blood Donations Never Takes a Vacation- Week of July 25-30  

Miller-Keystone Blood Center’s goal is to ensure there is access to blood to those who need it, but their supply is dangerously low. Will you join us in our week-long blood drive to help save a life? Be sure to include Group ID# 8399 in the notes section when you register. Register Here