Special | Donate Early
Donate any amount between Tuesday, October 15 and Friday, October 18, and the RSD Wellness Committee will give you a Red Knight Sandwich Container as an extra incentive!
$1 donation - or more!
Any employee who donates at least $1 will be entered into a raffle to win 1 day off with pay.
Item above, plus Red Knight cinch bag
$25 donation — or approximately $1 per pay
All items above, plus *new* I'm So #RSDproud T-shirt, created by RHS alumnus Will Wilson Jr.
$52 donation — or $2 per pay
All items above, plus *new* Red Knight phone pop socket
$130 donation — or $5 per pay
All items above, plus Dress Down Days on Nov. 22, Dec. 20 and the 1st Friday of every month during the school year.
$260 donation — or $10 per pay
All items above, plus Red Knight magnet
$325 donation — or $12.50 per pay
All items above, plus *new* Red Knight Retractable Badge Holder
$550 donation — or approximately $21.15 per pay
All items above, plus a seat at the United Way Annual Dinner in April 2020
$754 donation — or $29 per pay
All items above, plus a chance to win 1 day off with pay. This is in addition to the donate at least $1 incentive so employees giving at least $754 would receive two opportunities to win a day off with pay.
United Way Leadership Giver — $1000 donation
All items above, plus 1 day off with pay
Special | Support Staff
Support Staff Employees who donate $5 will also receive a *special* Dress Down Day on Thursday, January 2. This includes paraprofessionals, secretaries and clerks, safe school officers and parent outreach assistants.
Special | Food Service, Custodial and Maintenance (Teamsters)
Food Service, Custodial and Maintenance Employees who donate $5 will also be entered in a *special* Lunch on Us raffle. Two winners will be selected and have the choice of lunch (including drink and dessert) from Sweet Street, Ninos or Mi Casa Su Casa. Lunch date TBD.
Special | Teachers and Professional Staff
Teachers and Professional Employees who donate $15 will also be entered in a *special* Lunch on Us raffle. Two winners will be selected and have the choice of lunch (including drink and dessert) from Sweet Street, Ninos or Mi Casa Su Casa. Lunch date TBD.
Special | $25 Gift Card Raffle
All new givers and any current givers who increase their contribution by $25 or more will be entered into a Target and Amazon gift card raffle.
Special | Sweet Ride Ice Cream
The first building to have 25 employees donate to our 2019 United Way Campaign will receive a visit from the Sweet Ride Ice Cream Truck in Spring 2020.
PLUS: United Way Incentives
Entered to win your choice of a home or lifestyle item from the Lasting Image Recognition website; one of five $100 VF Outlet Gift Cards; and one of five Godiva Gourmet Gift Baskets
Entered to win a $2,000 AAA Travel Voucher; $1,500 Gas Card accepted at Turkey Hill, Sunoco, Wawa, Sheetz, Speedway and LukOil; $500 Boscov’s Gift Card; $500 Visa Gift Card, courtesy of Visions Federal Credit Union; and a 3-Minute Shopping Spree at Redner’s Warehouse Markets
Entered to win a brand new AWD Toyota RAV4, courtesy of Freedom Auto Group
Bonus: Two entries to brand new AWD Toyota RAV4, courtesy of Freedom Auto Group
Can We Count On U?
2019 United Way Campaign Video | Featuring RHS Student Emily
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 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
Primary Care/Mental Health Integration: A program of The Reading Hospital
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
Stand U-Knighted with RSD! Participate in our United Way 25-25-25 Campaign from October 15 through November 15, 2019.
Our district goal is:
25 | $25,000
To raise $25,000 for United Way of Berks County and local organizations.
25 | 25 percent
To have 25 percent -- or approximately 500 -- of our district employees make a contribution. Every $1 counts!
25 | 25 contributors increase giving
To have 25 of our current United Way contributors increase their giving by $25 -- or approximately $1 per pay.
Starting October 15, 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.
Our campaign wraps up on November 15.
October 11, 2019
We're gearing up for our 2019 Stand U-Knighted Campaign. E-pledge forms will be sent on October 15, 2019, and our campaign will wrap up on November 15, 2019. Our goal is to raise $25,000, have 25 percent staff participation and have 25 current contributors increase their giving by $25.
Paper Pledge Forms
United Way paper pledge forms were sent to each building in mid-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 by November 15, 2019.
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 email@example.com.
We'll get you one!
U-Knighted Campaign Special Projects
Thank “U” …
Notes of Appreciation for donors
Elementary Students and Staff
I contributed. Did “U?”
Social Media Campaign
RSD PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY UNITED WAY
Mini-Grants for RSD Teachers
Ready. Set. Read!
Red Knights in Training - Kindergarten Boot Camp
Raising a Reader
Communities in Schools.