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Change more than a life today!

IMAGINE a pebble tossed into the water. 

Although you may not see where the pebble goes, the RIPPLE EFFECT is evident.



When John was released from prison, he came to Connections Work to help him get back on his feet so he could take care of his family.  He received workforce development training, mentoring, financial literacy education, and case management, where he set realistic goals.  John is ready to get a job but does not have the money for the ONE thing he needed to get to accept the job: work boots. 


YOUR DONATION can put those WORK BOOTS in his hands, and he can start that JOB that pays a LIVING WAGE

This job will allow John to afford a CAR, or means of transportation to work, and HOUSING FOR HIS FAMILY


When the family is in a SAFE HOME, and REGULAR MEALS are on the table, CHILDREN DO BETTER IN SCHOOL, the family's mental and physical HEALTH IMPROVES, and JOHN IS LESS LIKELY TO RETURN TO PRISON.


Your COMMUNITY BENEFITS, because John is contributing to the fabric of the community and economy, public safety is improved, and more importantly, he is not burdening it by incurring the cost of further incarceration.


When you invest in our LIFE IMPROVEMENT BUSINESS, your gift will impact the individuals we serve, their families, and our community!  Your donation CHANGES LIVES!

If you are in a position to help, please consider making a gift today.


Thank you for your kind support.   

Many Connections Work programs and services are funded solely through community donations and agency fundraising event proceeds. When you invest in our Life Improvement Business, your gift will be supporting the following programs and services:



 - Sponsor a child of an incarcerated parent

   for the Holiday Gift Project

 - Help a returning citizen secure a valid ID,

   needed for employment


 - Sponsor 2 children for the Holiday Gift


-  Provide steel-toed boots for 3 new workers



 - Sponsor 5 children for the Holiday Gift


 - Fund the cost of transportation for 10

   new workers



- Sponsor a family for the Holiday Gift


- Help 10 returning citizens secure valid

   IDs, needed   for employment

To donate by check

Make payable to Connections Work and mail to 

Connections Work

19 N. 6th Street, 4th Floor

Reading, PA 19601

Consider a recurring monthly gift to help improve more lives in our community!

Support Connections Work through a legacy gift. To learn more about estate planning please click here.

To view information on our Donor Privacy Policy, Gift Acceptance and Solicitation Policy and Donor Bill of Rights, please click the link below:

Donor Privacy Policy

Gift Acceptance

Donor Bill of Rights


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Connections Work is proud to be certified by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) through their Standards for Excellence certification program. Connections Work successfully completed this certification program by voluntarily opening itself up to scrutiny by a "jury of its peers" who examined our organization for compliance with PANO's Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

Standards of Excellence are based on the fundamental values such as honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. Connection Work's programs and services, management, fundraising, and financial practices were examined in depth before the certification was awarded. Connections Work is one of the first organizations to be certified under the Standards program that began in 2002.

Connections Work is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization - donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of Connections Work may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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