How does your gift to United Way change lives?
Through our unique Community Wide Care approach, your gift helps children succeed in school, empowers families to become financially stable, promotes healthy lifestyles and helps those most in need. Everything we do is focused on Education, Health, Financial Stability and Safety Net Services.
When you give to United Way, this is your impact:
Funded programs, initiatives and grants help people throughout Berks County
Agency Partners deliver United Way-funded programs and services to people of all of ages
Berks Countians served each year through UW Agency Partners and other investments
YOUR GIFT HELPS LOCAL PEOPLE
Together, we’re helping people at all ages and stages of their lives: from children with special needs to seniors who need nutritious meals, from families in need of affordable counseling to individuals who are rebuilding their lives – and more.
YOUR GIFT HELPS KIDS BECOME BETTER READERS
We know that solid reading skills are the foundation of future success in school and in life. Our Ready.Set.READ! initiative reaches children ages birth to third grade to help build these critical literacy skills and form a love of reading.
Your Gift Helps in a Crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause a crisis in our community. Through our COVID-19 Response Fund, we award grants to meet a variety of critical needs. To date, more than 70 grants totaling $1.4 million have helped Berks Countians more than 350,000 times.