Early Bird Week | Win a Day Off with Pay
Any employee who donates at least $1 between Tuesday, August 24, 2021 and Friday, August 27, 2021 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.
Early Bird Week | Special Raffles
Donate any amount between Tuesday, August 24, 2021 and Friday, August 27, 2021, and you will be entered to win RSD swag, including Red Knight stickers, pens, stress balls, lanyards and pop sockets as an extra incentive!
Black Red Knight cinch bag
$25 donation — or approximately $1 per pay
Item above, plus a black-and-white Red Knight T-shirt
$52 donation — or $2 per pay
Items above, plus Red Knight Rally Towel
$130 donation — or $5 per pay
Items above, plus Dress Down Days on the first Monday of each month from September 2021 through June 2022, plus Wednesday, November 24, 2021 and Thursday, December 23, 2021. Note: We will have the 1st Dress Down Day on Monday, September 13, 2021 since the district is closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of Labor Day.
$260 donation — or $10 per pay
Items above, plus black Red Knight Umbrella
$325 donation — or $12.50 per pay
Items above, plus black-and-red Red Knight fleece blanket
$550 donation — or approximately $21.15 per pay
Items above, plus a Red Knight hoodie (sweatshirt)
$754 donation — or $29 per pay
Items above, plus a chance to win 1 day off with pay. This is in addition to the donate at least $1 Early Bird Week incentive so employees giving at least $754 would receive two opportunities to win a day off with pay.
United Way Leadership Giver — $1000 donation
Items above, plus 1 day off with pay
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.
Incentive distribution will begin in early October. More details will be shared on dates, times and location.
PLUS: United Way Incentives
Can We Count On U?
2021 United Way Campaign Video
August 24, 2021
Our 2021 United Way Campaign is underway! This year's goal is to raise $46,500 and have 15 percent of RSD staff contribute.
Stand U-Knighted with RSD! Participate in our 2021 United Way Campaign from August 23 through November 12, 2021.
Our district goal is:
To raise $46,500 for United Way of Berks County and local organizations.
To have 15 percent -- or approximately 300 -- of our district employees make a contribution. Every $1 counts!
21 current contributors increase giving
To have 21 of our current United Way contributors increase their giving by at least $1.
Begins August 24, 2021
Ends Friday, November 12, 2021
United Way of Berks will send an e-pledge form to your district email staring on August 24, 2021. The email will be delivered from “Your United Way Committee <firstname.lastname@example.org>.” If you do not receive an e-pledge form, you can either complete/submit a paper pledge form and mail it interoffice to the Superintendent's Office, or you can contact Kristin Boyd Edwards at email@example.com. Paper pledge forms are available in the main office of each building.
Early Bird Week
Week of August 23-August 27, 2021
Donate at least $1 from Tuesday, August 24 through Friday, August 27, 2021 via e-pledge or paper pledge form, and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a day off with pay.
Note: This year, our popular Day Off With Pay raffle will be available only during our Early Bird Week so make your donation today! Exceptions include staff members on medical/maternity leaves during the week of August 23,2021, and new RSD employees whose start date is between August 30 and October 30, 2021.
Early Bird Week donors will also be entered to win RSD swag, including Red Knight stickers, pens, stress balls, lanyards and pop sockets as an extra incentive!
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 are available in the main offices at our schools for staff members who do not have access to district e-mail or who did not receive an electronic pledge form. 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 supervisor or your building's main office staff. Completed forms should be returned inter-office mail to the Superintendent's Office in the Administration Building by November 10, 2021.
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