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United Way of Berks County
Description of Service
Assists deployed troops, veterans and military families.
Pantry: Pantry with food, clothing, household items, cleaning supplies, etc.
Care Packages: Collects monetary donations and items to include in care packages.
Volunteer: Hold a fundraiser, collect items for packages, write letters and cards to the troops or sponsor a care package.
Donate: Make donations to help with postage or sponsor a special care package to one of the troops.
Donations can be dropped off during scheduled hours or call to schedule appointment for larger donation.
Occasionally have furniture, clothing and baby items available and can schedule appointments for emergency assistance.
Call or email to get involved
For furniture, clothing and baby items, a military ID must be shown. All items must be weighed when taken.
For Christmas/Holiday and birthday gifts for children 15 and under of deployed troops at no charge. A list can be reviewed and 1 gift per child can be choosen. They can wrap the gifts, include a personal message from the military family member and ship them directly to the child.
Monetary donations, inquiries, cards and letters can be mailed to either the mailing address or physical address.
Donation drop off can also be scheduled by calling the phone number. Please try to give at least 48 hours notice so can prepare to have volunteers available to assist. There is a donation drop off container in front of the office door to drop small amounts of items when not in the office. Please do NOT leave money, DVDs or CDs in this container.
They try to ship at least 50 boxes every week. At any given time they have between 1,200 and 6,000 names on our list waiting for packages to arrive.
If you are in the military or have someone serving our country and would like added to our care package list or penpal list (or both) please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure they receive some letters and packages. If there is something special they need please be sure to let us know in your email. If underwear or T-shirts are requested please include sizes. You are also welcome to send us photos of your soldier no matter where they are from or where they are serving. We will add it to our gallery and post it on our Wall of Fame in our office.
Deployed troops, veterans and military families
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees
Hours of Operation
Food Pantry: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00am to 12:00pm; Thursday, 4:00am to 7:00pm