Any employee who donates at least $15 between Tuesday, August 22, 2023 and Friday, August 25, 2023 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.
Items above, plus Dress Down Days on the first Monday of each month from September 2023 through June 2024, plus Wednesday, November 22, 2023 and Thursday, December 21, 2023, and January 2, 2024. Note: We will have the 1st Dress Down Day on Monday, September 11, 2023 since the district is closed on Monday, September 4, 2023 in observance of Labor Day.
All new givers and any current givers who increase their contribution by at least $15 will be entered into a Target and Amazon gift card raffle. Four winners will be selected.
PLUS: United Way Incentives
Can We Count On U?
Stand U-Knighted with RSD! Participate in our 2023 United Way Campaign from August 22 through November 11, 2023.
Our district goal is:
To raise $50,000 for United Way of Berks County and local organizations.
To have 15 percent -- or approximately 300 -- of our district employees contribute. Every $1 counts!
22 current contributors increase their giving
To have 22 of our current United Way contributors increase their giving by at least $1.
Begins Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Ends Friday, November 11, 2023
United Way of Berks will send an e-pledge form to your district email starting on August 22, 2023. The email will be delivered from “Your United Way Committee <email@example.com>.” 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 contact Leah Fuoco at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper pledge forms are available in the main office of each building.
Early Bird Week
Week of August 22-August 25, 2023
Donate at least $15 from Tuesday, August 22 through Friday, August 25, 2023, via e-pledge or paper pledge form, and you'll be entered into a raffle to win a day off with pay.
Note: Our popular Day Off With Pay raffle will be available only during our Early Bird Week this year, so donate today!
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, 2023.
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 PA Rivers Chapter
Berks Coalition to End Homelessness Inc.
Berks Connections/Pretrial Services
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 Eastern PA
Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania
Family Guidance Center
Family Promise of Berks County
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
New Journey Community Outreach Inc.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County
The Salvation Army: Reading Corps
The Salvation Army: Service Extension Unit
Street Medicine, A Program of the Reading Hospital
Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Tower Health at Home Berks
YMCA of Reading & Berks County