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United Way of Berks County

United Way Changes Lives in Berks County

United Way of Berks County helps people in need, addresses our county’s critical issues and makes our community a better place for everyone. Our work is rooted in those fundamental principles, and through our unique ability, we bring the right mix of people and organizations together to focus on our community’s health and human service needs and to create lasting changes throughout Berks County. Our efforts are centered on the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services, helping more than 100,000 Berks Countians each year.

Through our Community Wide Care approach, we support a vital network of health and human services by funding 50 programs at 35 United Way Agency Partners, provide grants to a variety of grassroots and nonprofit organizations, manage the Ready.Set. READ! initiative and the Volunteer Center, as well as offer assistance to the community through 2-1-1 and the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card.


Meet One of the People We've Helped

Missy - UWBC Success StoryWhen you make a gift to United Way of Berks County, you're not just making a donation, you're changing someone's life. Missy (pictured at left) is one of the 100,000 Berks Countians helped by United Way each year:

A catastrophic fall changed Missy's life. With the help of in-home therapy supported by United Way funding, therapists have worked with Missy and her family to help her transition to a more mobile and independent life. They have provided hope that Missy can rise up from her traumatic brain injury.

United Way focuses on health, education, financial stability and safety net services throughout Berks County. Together, we’re the hand raisers, the problem solvers and the game changers. A stronger community starts here.


Please join us in making Berks County a better place for all us.


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