ELU Events

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

During the months of January-March, we will focus on the area of Financial Stability. The lack of financial stability is linked to negative societal issues. United Way’s efforts in the areas around supportive housing programs and promoting personal financial management are designed to help people gain long-term stability.

Painting and Pizza with Literacy Council of Reading- Wednesday, January 11 @ 5:00-7:30 PM

The Literacy Council of Reading is a United Way Agency Partner that provides adult basic literacy and English as a Second Language education programs. Join us in learning more about the work they do and assisting them in a painting project to beautify their newly updated classrooms. A pizza dinner will be provided to all volunteers courtesy of Literacy Council. Register Here

Start the New Year with a Virtual Financial Refresh with Brenton Haupt-Thursday, January 19 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Start the New Year by focusing on your financial plan in a session led by ELU Cabinet member, Brenton Haupt, Financial Advisor Associate at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. During this virtual lunch session, Brenton will share basic principles on savings/investments and planning for the future. Register Here

Money Beliefs: An Artful Exploration- Thursday, February 2 @ 5:30-7:00 pm

We all have implicit beliefs about money that drive our financial behaviors. These beliefs are shaped by our personal histories and cultural messaging but are often unconscious and unspoken. Surfacing and exploring these beliefs can help us be more aware and intentional financial actors. Join us as ELU member Michelle Kissinger, PhD, an Expressive Arts Consultant, takes us on a journey of self-exploration through music, poetry, and visual arts – including some art making of our own! Register Here

UPDATED EVENT TIME:Helping BCPS Provide a Second Chance in the New Year- Monday, February 6 @ 8:30-12:00 pm

Berks Connections Pretrial Services (BCPS) is a United Way Agency Partner with a mission to promote successful reentry of prisoners into the community. Through their Career Fair they help provide second chances to individuals reentering society. ELU members are invited to learn more about BCPS and provide support to the participants by providing mock interviews, resume editing, or working the registration table (roles will be assigned upon arrival). Register Here

Working at Habitat for Humanity ReStore to Build Futures- Wednesday, February 22 @ 3:00-6:00 pm

Habit for Humanity renovates existing homes and helps working families achieve home ownership. Their Restore also helps them in their mission and they need volunteers to help sort and work in the store. Register Here

Provide Hope to Olivet Clinton Street- Tuesday, March 7 @ 4:00-6:00 pm

Olivet Boys and Girls Club, specifically the Clinton Street club, offers their kiddos access to items they may need through the Hubs of Hope program. These closets are a place where the kids have access to school supplies, clothing, personal care items, etc. Volunteers are needed to help with sorting the donated items. Register Here

Building Leaders for a Stronger Community with Barrio Alegria-Tuesday, March 14 @ 12:00-1:00 pm

Participate in this virtual session where Daniel Egusquiza from Barrio Alegria shares information about their leadership development training with inner city participants. Build your understanding of the challenges individuals face as they learn to lead and how United Way is helping.  Register Here