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Emerging Leaders United Members Find Innovative Ways to Volunteer

Emerging Leaders United Members Find Innovative Ways to Volunteer

Last month, a group of volunteers met to make Halloween goodie bags and label donated books for United Way’s Ready.Set.READ! Program. They trickled in after work, coming from workplaces across the county: Penske Truck Leasing, UGI Energy Services, Tompkins VIST Bank,...

Time Bank Connects People in Berks

Time Bank Connects People in Berks

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...

211 Gives People a Toolkit of Knowledge

211 Gives People a Toolkit of Knowledge

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...

I’VE DONATED TO UNITED WAY: HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

I’VE DONATED TO UNITED WAY: HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

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,...

Three Ways to Help Your Community

Three Ways to Help Your Community

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.

4 Characteristics of a Healthy Community

4 Characteristics of a Healthy Community

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?