Ways to Give

Volunteer and Advocate

You can make a real difference with your time, expertise or talents, and your voice. There are plenty of programs that welcome every kind of assistance. Organizations throughout Berkshire County have many opportunities to get involved. Learn how and sign up through our Volunteer Center.

Personal Donation

Your financial support, no matter how large or small, helps keep all of our programs and initiatives in Berkshire County thriving.

Planned Giving

You do not need to have a fortune to give a lasting gift to Berkshire United Way. Planned gifts, both large and small, play a critical role in securing the future of your Berkshire community. Invested over time, any size gift can make a significant impact.

Corporate Giving

Build goodwill with measurable media exposure while making a difference locally. Lead the way for other businesses and help drive change.

Individual Leadership

Lead the way to lasting change with like-minded community members through action, recognition, and involvement. You can begin with a donation.

Workplace Campaign

Around 65% of our annual campaign total comes from the 140 local companies and their 4,000+ employee donors. Gifts come in many forms — contributions, matching gifts, or in-kind products and services.

#GivingTuesday | Giving Season

Each year, we join the #GivingTuesday movement to raise additional funds or collect specific items to help our community.

Other Ways to Support Berkshire United Way


AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.

Facebook Campaign

You can raise money for organizations and causes you care about on Facebook. Create a birthday, GivingTuesday, or special fundraiser.

AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

How do I select Berkshire United Way through AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases. We will remember your selected charity whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile activated in the Amazon Shopping app, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation for Berkshire United Way. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

The mission of Facebook's fundraising products is to inspire people to give. Whether it’s through Birthday Fundraisers, Personal Fundraisers, Stories, GivingTuesday, or Instagram, Facebook is inspired by how community comes together to make the world a better place.

100% of donations to nonprofits made through Facebook's platform go directly to the organization being supported.