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2021 United Way Campaign Video

Goal Tracker

  • 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.

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U-Knighted Campaign

  • Stand U-Knighted with RSD! Participate in our 2021 United Way Campaign from August 23 through November 12, 2021.

    Our district goal is:

    Goal
    To raise $46,500 for United Way of Berks County and local organizations.

    15 percent
    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. 

    Campaign Timeline
    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 <karenmc@uwberks.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 boydkm@readingsd.org. 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

  • Kindergarten Boot Camp

    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 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