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2018 Annual Report


"Something happens when people come together, united in a common goal. A powerful force is created -- it changes lives and lifts up a community. It shapes the future. This unity and power are the heart of United Way."


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Each year, 100,000 people are helped by United Way-funded programs and services. Below are four of the people you help when you give to United Way of Berks County.


BBBS Success Story - IsaacPerfect Match

Isaac, a 14-year-old smart and funny teen, was missing an adult male role model. Steve, a recent retiree and empty-nester, wanted to fill his time in a meaningful way. Thanks to United Way Agency Partner Big Brothers Big Sister, Isaac and Steve became the perfect match. Read Isaac and Steve's story


Family Promise Success Story - Emily

From Homeless to Hopeful

When Emily's family told her to leave their home, her Reading High School counselor referred her to United Way Agency Partner Family Promise. Now living on her own and looking forward to a bright future, Emily is gaining self-sufficiency and confidence to pursue her dreams. Watch Emily's story.


Meals on Wheels Success Story - Dick

More Than a Warm Meal

At 93 years-old, Dick is living independently with the help of Meals on Wheels through United Way Agency Partner Berks Encore. Not only does Dick receive a hot meal every day, but he also receives peace of mind. Read Dick's story.


Habitat for Humanity Success Stor - Jeffry

Striving for Homeownership

While working full-time and attending classes part-time, Jeffry completed Habitat for Humanity's sweat equity requirement in just over a year and moved into his own home. Read Jeffry's story.

Key Highlights: By the Numbers


$10.9 Million Raised in 2018

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United Way's Four Focus Areas

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$580,000 Grants distributed in 2018

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25,000 Local kids helped by United Way

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37,000 Kids benefitted from RSR

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2018 Value of Volunteer Time

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