Video Gallery

United Way has developed a variety of brief videos to share our message in fun, thoughtful and engaging ways. To share any of these videos during a virtual campaign meeting, we recommend downloading them to your desktop and playing them from there. If you need assistance, please contact Jessica Heil.

Please note: to view a video with Closed Captions, click Play, then click or tap the CC button at the bottom of the YouTube window.

To view any of these videos on our YouTube channel, click here.

 

2021 United Way Campaign
Together

Over the past year, we’ve learned what happens when people LIVE UNITED. And we’re ready to do more.

Juntos

Durante el año pasado, aprendimos lo que sucede cuando las personas VIVEN UNIDAS. Y estamos listos para hacer más.

2021 Campaign Incentives

When you make a gift to United Way this year, you may be eligible to win some fantastic prizes, courtesy of our 2021 Campaign Sponsors.

United Way at Work
The Street Medicine Program: An Impact Grant Recipient

The Street Medicine Program cares for individuals and families facing homelessness. Hear how a United Way grant helps make this work possible.

United Way FAQ

Staff members answer some of the most frequently asked questions about United Way of Berks County.

United Way Impact

Learn how United Way’s Berks COVID-19 Response Fund helped two local organizations respond to emergency needs resulting from the pandemic.

United Way Fact or Fiction

Do you know United Way fact from fiction? Test your knowledge and learn more about United Way of Berks County.

5 Things to Know About 211

211 is a free information and referral service that connects individuals to the services they need like housing and utilities assistance, child care and more.

5 Cosas Que Hay Que Saber Sobre el 211

211 es un servicio gratuito de información y referencia que conecta a las personas con los servicios que necesitan.

Celebrate United

View the replay of our recognition event, held virtually in May 2021.

Berksagram: United In Our Community

Check out Berks County’s newest social media platform – Berksagram, where we highlight all the great people and efforts making our community a better place.

Agency Partner Testimonials
Threshold Rehabilitation Services

Threshold Rehabilitation Services helps individuals with disabilities and mental health challenges through vocational rehabilitation, employment, and residential services. Discover how United Way supports these important programs in our community.

Boyertown Area Multi-Service

Boyertown Area Multi-Service provides critical safety net, health and education services to the people of eastern Berks County and beyond. Learn how United Way supports these critical programs.

New Journey Community Outreach

New Journey Community Outreach, a United Way Agency Partner, is the largest soup kitchen and food pantry in the City of Reading and a large distribution site of clothing for people in need. Learn how United Way helped New Journey ease the challenges presented by COVID-19.

Co-County Wellness Services

Engaging youth and trusted adults to educate teens about healthy relationships and reduce the teen pregnancy rate in our community are the cornerstones of Berks Teens Matter, a program of Co-County Wellness Services. Executive Director Carolyn Bazik shares how United Way’s support helps local youth.

Easterseals Eastern PA

Nancy Knoebel, executive director of Easterseals Eastern PA, shares the ways in which United Way of Berks County helps children in our community through therapeutic recreation, medical services and Make the First Five Count.

BCPS

Nicolle Schnovel and Peggy Kershner, Co-Executive Directors of BCPS, share how United Way of Berks County helps individuals re-enter the community and the workforce after leaving prison.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County

Jim Smith of Big Brothers Big Sisters shares how United Way supports critical youth mentoring programs in Berks County

Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

Ryan Breisch of the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks shares how United Way supports critical literacy programs in Berks County

Family Guidance Center

Kim McConnell of Family Guidance Center shares how United Way supports mental health care for local families and individuals.

Berks Encore

LuAnn Oatman, executive director of Berks Encore, shares how the organization’s partnership with United Way of Berks County is helping seniors and others.

Success Stories
New Journey Community Outreach: Help Comes Full Circle

NJCO Executive Director Sue Krall has heard many success stories from clients over the years, but a surprise encounter demonstrated how NJCO’s help came full circle for one local man.

This Is…Heather’s Story

Heather shares how Safe Berks, a United Way Agency Partner, helped her overcome domestic violence to create a better life for herself and her daughter.

This Is…Ester’s Story

Fleeing domestic violence, Ester’s mother created a healthy, stable life for herself and her children with the help of United Way programs and services.

Esto Es…La Historia de Ester

Huyendo de la violencia doméstica, la madre de Ester creó una vida sana y estable para ella y sus hijos con la ayuda de los programas y servicios de United Way. Esta es su historia.

This Is…Stefanie’s Story

Stefanie, an employee of Boscov’s, shares how United Way has helped her family and her coworkers.

Berks COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way and Helping Harvest: Partners in Fighting Hunger

United Way President Tammy White and Helping Harvest Executive Director Jay Worrall share how the partnership between the two organizations fights hunger and food insecurity in Berks County.

This Is…Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy

Learn how Olivet Boys and Girls Club, with support from United Way, shifted their efforts to meet the emerging needs of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the children they serve throughout Berks County.

Thank You to Our Community’s Front Line Heroes

During this time of crisis, we share our appreciation with all Berks Countians who are serving our community during the COVID-19 crisis from medical personnel to volunteers and more.

A Million Thanks

Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Berks COVID-19 Response Fund has raised more than $1 million to help organizations on the front-line of the coronavirus crisis. Berks County is a community like no other!

Because Heroes Live Here

As our community continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, we need heroes like you. Learn how your support help us aid our most vulnerable neighbors, now and in the future.

This Is…Ruth’s Story

The COVID-19 crisis has significantly increased food needs in our community. Learn how Ruth, whose late husband supported United Way for many years, received the help she needed to make ends meet.