Donate Early | Special Gift
Donate any amount between Monday, October 12 and Friday, October 16, and you will receive a RSD Hand Sanitizer as an extra incentive!
Donate Early | Special Raffles
Donate any amount between Monday, October 12 and Friday, October 16, and you will be entered to win RSD swag, including Red Knight water bottles, pop sockets and face masks 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. One professional staff member and one support staff member will be selected. Winners will coordinate their day off with their direct supervisor.
Item above, plus black Red Knight cinch bag
$25 donation — or approximately $1 per pay
All items above, plus a grey "#RSDproud - No Matter the Distance" T-shirt
$52 donation — or $2 per pay
All items above, plus Red Knight Retractable Badge Holder
$130 donation — or $5 per pay
All items above, plus Red Knight cell phone wallet
$260 donation — or $10 per pay
All items above, plus Red Knight magnet
$325 donation — or $12.50 per pay
All items above, plus Red Knight cell phone charger
$550 donation — or approximately $21.15 per pay
All items above, plus a black Red Knight hoodie (sweatshirt)
$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
Bonus | $1 donation -- or more!
Donate at least $1 per pay and be entered to win a black Red Knight hoodie (sweatshirt). A winner from each bargaining unit will be selected.
Bonus | New Givers and Current Givers who increase their donation
All new givers and any current givers who increase their contribution by at least $1 will be entered into a Target and Amazon gift card raffle. Two winners will be selected.
Incentives will be distributed at the end of November. More details will be shared on dates, times and location.
PLUS: United Way Incentives
Can We Count On U?
RHS Graduate Featured in United Way of Berks Video
October 19, 2020
Woo-hoo! We hit our 20+20 United Way Campaign goal in the first week! We’ve raised more than $41,000 so far. Thank you to all of the employees who have donated. Donations will be accepted until November 6, 2020. Every dollar counts – and will help people and non-profit organizations in our community.
October 8, 2020
We're gearing up for our 20+20 U-Knighted Campaign. E-pledge forms will be sent on October 12, 2020, and our campaign will wrap up on November 6, 2020. Our goal is to raise $40,000 and have 40 percent staff participation and have 40 current contributors increase their giving.
October 5, 2020
Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, the Reading School District raised more than $43,000 last year and received the United Way's prestigious 2019 Education Excellence Award. Thank you, Red Knights!
Stand U-Knighted with RSD! Participate in our 20+20 United Way Campaign from October 12 through November 16 2020
Our district goal is:
20 +20 | $40,000
To raise $40,000 for United Way of Berks County and local organizations.
To have 40 percent -- or approximately 800 -- of our district employees make a contribution. Every $1 counts!
40 current contributors increase giving
To have 40 of our current United Way contributors increase their giving by at least $1.
Starting October 12, 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 by request.
Our campaign wraps up on November 6.
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.
Paper Pledge Forms
United Way paper pledge forms will be available by request for those staff members who do not have access to district e-mail. If you are an employee without an e-mail address but you are interested in donating to this year's RSD United Way Campaign, please contact your direct surpervisor or prinicpal. Completed forms should be returned inter-office mail to the Superintendent's Office in the Administration Building by November 6, 2020.
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 residents in Reading. Last year, more than 100,000 local children, families and seniors benefited from more than 50 United Way funded programs.
When donating, you can select to designate your donation for the United Way Community Cares Fund or to the United Way's agency partners. 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