How Does United Way Make a Difference?
Last year, more than $11 million was raised to support community needs and to invest in high performing, high priority programs. United Way of Berks County funds to more than 50 programs at 35 agency partners; helps kids become better readers through the Ready.Set.READ! initiative; offers grants to a wide variety of organizations; provides initiatives like the Volunteer Center, 211 and FamilyWize; and serves as a community convener, bringing together people and organizations around community needs.
Great Things Happen When We Live United
The last few months have challenged our community. As unemployment rose, individuals and families needed help, often for the first time. United Way, its partners and other community organizations immediately shifted to meet these growing needs, providing assistance with food, volunteers, safety equipment and more. Learn about these efforts and some of the people receiving help.
When you need help, you don’t have to search for it on your own. Dial 211 and, with just a few questions, the 211 information and referral specialists will connect you with the help you need. From housing and utilities to health care and even volunteer opportunities, 211 can help. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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