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Congratulations on your new job!

We hope the challenges, responsibilities and relationships you experience and develop will be professionally and personally rewarding.

Not only does your new company care about its work family, it cares about our local community. That’s why over the years your co-workers have improved the lives of thousands of people in Berks County through hard work and generous giving to United Way. We invite you, too, to invest in your community and show your support.

Please complete the pledge form and return it to your Human Resources department.

United Way funds critical programs

United Way works closely with 33 agency partners and provides funding for a broad range of programs within the focus areas of: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services.

Programming includes: youth development, after-school programming and mentoring, services for older adults, physical and mental health programs, disaster response and more.


United Way Leads Community Initiatives

United Way manages Ready. Set. READ! a community initiative designed to increase early grade reading proficiency and partners with the educational community, businesses, community organizations and volunteers.

The Volunteer Center: links people and groups with volunteer activities throughout Berks County.
211: Call 211 or text your zip code to 898211 and connect to a broad range of programs and services. A free bilingual service is available 24/7.
SingleCare Discount Prescription Drug Program (formerly FamilyWize): Helps reduce prescription drug costs. Get your free card now.

United Way is developing the next generation of leaders

Emerging Leaders United is a group of individuals, ages 21-45, who are making a difference in our community while furthering their own personal and professional development. With a mission to connect, educate and empower Emerging Leaders in Berks County through volunteerism and philanthropy, ELU members have exclusive access to:

  • Volunteer activities 
  • Social events 
  • Personal/professional development opportunities 

Learn more and join us today!

United Way Helps 190,000 Berks Countians Each Year

Each year, in every corner of the county, more than 190,000 local children, families and seniors receive help from the United Way of Berks County, thanks to your support.

Please note: The numbers represent residents served in each school district in 2023.  These totals are reported to United Way of Berks County by our agency/community partners and reflect our total investment in 2023 funded programs, initiatives and grants. It is possible that one person using multiple services may be reported as a beneficiary more than once. 2,591 individuals were reported as transient/homeless and are not represented on the map.

A map outline of Berks County, PA. Within the map are the names of all of the Berks County school districts. A line extends from each name to the number of people served in each district in 2023