Can We Count On U?

2018 United Way Campaign Video

RSD Incentives

PLUS: United Way Incentives

Did You Know?

  • United Way of Berks County serves tens of thousands of Berks Countians from all over our community each year, including our staff members, students and 30,649 residents in Reading.  Last year, more than 100,000 local children, families and seniors benefited from more than 50 United Way funded programs. 

    Following is a list of United Way of Berks County agency partners:

    United Way Community Care Fund

    American Cancer Society: Berks County Unit

    American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter

    Berks Connections/Pretrial Services

    Berks County Intermediate Unit Child Care

    Berks Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

    Berks Encore

    Berks Visiting Nurse Association

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Berks County

    Birdsboro Community Memorial Center

    Boyertown Area Multi Services, Inc.

    Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown

    Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc.

    Co-County Wellness Services

    Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley

    Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania

    Family Guidance Center

    Friend, Inc. Community Services

    Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

    Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance

    Habitat for Humanity of Berks County, Inc.

    Hawk Mountain Council: Boy Scouts of America

    Jewish Familiy Service: A program of the Jewish Federation of Reading

    Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

    MidPenn Legal Services

    Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County

    Opportunity House

    Primary Care/Mental Health Integration: A program of The Reading Hospital

    Safe Berks

    The Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc

    The Children's Home of Reading

    The Salvation Army: Reading Corps

    The Salvation Army: Service Extension Unit

    Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

    YMCA of Reading & Berks County

    For more information about the agency partners and how United Way assists them, visit:

U-Knighted Goal

  • Stand U-Knighted with RSD! Our district goal is to raise $30,000 for United Way of Berks County and local organizations.

    Starting Friday, October 5, e-pledge forms will be sent to employees via your district e-mail.

    If you are a staff member who does not have a district e-mail address, a personalized paper pledge form will be available at your building. Please ask your building principal for your form.

Goal Tracker

  • November 20, 2018 - Drumroll, please ...

    Woo-hoo! We exceeded our goal. Thanks to you, we raised #34,350.27. The local organizations and Berks residents who benefit from their services are surely appreciative of your generosity. Fantastic job, Red Knights. #RSDproud #StandUKnighted

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  • October 30, 2018

    Red Knights, your generosity is unbelievable! Thanks to your donations, we have raised $32,895.27 (and counting!) for United Way of Berks County and its local partner agencies. Plus, we have an impressive 81 new givers this year. #RSDproud #StandUKnighted

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  • October 23, 2018

    Wow, RSD! We did it! You have made our campaign a success. Thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our goal. To date, we have raised $32,193.27 for United Way of Berks County and its local partner agencies. Your contributions will help those in our commuinity who need it most. #RSDproud #StandUKnighted

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  • October 12, 2018

    Wow! Our staff is simply amazing. Together, we have raised $28,724. We are only $1,276 away from our goal. Thank you all so much! Team RSD! #RSDproud #StandUKnighted

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  • October 10, 2018

    Woo-hoo! RSD has 119 givers who have donated $27,011.52. This number includes 58 new givers! We are so close to our goal! Great job, RSD!

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  • October 5, 2018

    We're more than half way there! E-pledge forms were e-mailed today, loaned campaign specialists visited many schools, and we've raised $15,144! Thank you to everyone who has donated. Please encourage your coworkers to donate, too. Every dollar counts!

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  • October 1, 2018

    We've raised $5,786 from 48 contributors!

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Paper Pledge Forms

  • United Way paper pledge forms were sent to each building in early October for those staff members who do not have district e-mail addresses. If you are an employee without an e-mail address but you are interested in donating to this year's RSD United Way Campaign, you can pick up your form from your building principal or main office. Completed forms should be returned inter-office mail to the Superintendent's Office in the Administration Building as soon as possible.

Stand U-Knighted Poster

  • Stand U-Knighted Poster

    Thanks to our amazing RSD employees and their generosity, our United Way of Berks County Campaign is off to a great start!

    If you want our Stand U-Knighted sign for selfies or to hang in your classroom/office space, e-mail
    We'll get you one!

U-Knighted Campaign Special Projects

  • Thank “U” …
    Notes of Appreciation for donors
    Elementary Students and Staff

    Can We Help “U?” Coin Collections
    Secondary Students and Staff

    I contributed. Did “U?”
    Social Media Campaign

    District Staff


  • Kindergarten Boot Camp

    Mini-Grants for RSD Teachers

    Ready. Set. Read!

    Red Knights in Training - Kindergarten Boot Camp

    Raising a Reader

    Communities in Schools.

Loaned Campaign Specialists

  • Danielle Kelly

    Reading High School alum Danielle Kelly of Carpenter Technology Corporation is one of this year's Loaned Campaign Specialists. She might be visiting your school! Meet the rest of the specialists: