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.
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United Way at Work
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, physical and mental health care, child care and more. When you need help call 211, text your zip code to 898211 or visit pa211.org.
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, como asistencia para vivienda y servicios públicos, atención de salud física y mental, cuidado de niños y más.
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
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 of this important program is making a difference for Berks County 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.
Nicolle Schnovel and Peggy Kershner, Co-Executive Directors of BCPS, share how United Way of Berks County helps individuals leaving prison re-enter the community and the workforce, a critical service that reduces recidivism and helps people live stronger, more independent lives.
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.
LuAnn Oatman, executive director of Berks Encore, shares how the organization’s partnership with United Way of Berks County is helping seniors and others in our community.
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.
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.
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. This is their story.
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.