The adage “time is money” is put into action with the recently formed Time Bank, an initiative managed by Barrio Alegria. The Time Bank is a type of barter or exchange system where time is the currency. The initiative connects people in need of help, like assistance...
Emerging Leaders United is a passionate group of individuals looking to make a difference in Berks County. Here are three reasons to join!
RING! After answering the phone, the frail voice of an elderly woman comes over the receiver. She says that she lives on a fixed income and she does not know how she is going to pay rent, let alone all of her other bills, this month. She feels lost and alone. On the...
At United Way of Berks County, we appreciate those who are able to support our organization through a financial contribution. Your generosity helps make Berks County a better place. Donations support more than 50 programs and services at United Way Agency Partners,...
Emerging Leaders United member Mary Neiman shares her ELU experience in the first of a series of Q&As featuring a variety of ELU members.
Do you have a desire to give back? You don’t have to work with national or global organizations to make a difference. The best way to make an impact starts in your own community! Here are some easy ideas to get you started.
Every day, United Way staff and volunteers work to make Berks County a better place for everyone. We concentrate our efforts in ways that benefit the entire community, making it stronger and healthier. But, what does it mean to have a strong, healthy community?
ELU members participated in a whopping 53 opportunities in 2019. Let’s a take a look at some of our favorite events.
Do you want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!
At United Way of Berks County, we deeply value the time, energy, and love that community volunteers provide. If you already volunteer with United Way, here are a few ways to encourage volunteerism among your peers.