Employees of the Berks County Intermediate Unit showed their heart this holiday season by giving back to our community.
As in previous years, a collection was held to support the Humane Society of Berks County. Throughout the month-long drive, employees donated pet food, cat litter, office supplies, and more. A van full of donations was delivered to the Humane Society on January 10.
New for 2019, the BCIU held a fundraiser over the week of Thanksgiving in support of Helping Harvest, formerly the Greater Berks Food Bank. The weeklong drive generated $225 in monetary donations and 276 pounds of food. For every $1 donated, Helping Harvest can acquire $20 worth of food.
Additionally, the staff at the Tulpehocken Transportation Center held a toy drive for a family in need. Each year, the staff works with the Tulpehocken School District to identify a family in the community that could use some extra help during the holiday season. This year, the team purchased more than $400 in presents which were delivered to the family on December 23. We thank staff for their generous support of these local charities and causes!