Reading Beautification


RBI needs you! We believe you can help make a difference in Reading!


Support RBI every dollar makes a difference, especially in a city with challenges.


Partner with RBI and share our vision for a better Reading.

Great American Cleanup

Saturday, April 25, 2020
8am – 1pm (rain or shine)

After the cleanup, join us for lunch at Riverfront Park
220 Riverfront Drive, Reading PA  19602





Who We Are

Reading Beautification, Inc. (RBI) is a community-based 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization with a mission to be the leading advocate and facilitator for a cleaner and more beautiful Reading.  This mission is achieved through active partnerships, education and programs to develop stronger neighborhoods, thus enhancing economic development, maintaining housing stock values and contributing toward a better all-around environment in which to live, work, raise a family and do profitable business in a clean, attractive environment.



Reading Installs Trash Receptacles Around City

Reading Installs Trash Receptacles Around City

City officials celebrated the start of an initiative Thursday that aims to keep Reading clean and beautiful. Representatives with the city's Department of Public Works, Reading Beautification Inc. and Santander Bank attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the...

Operation Renovation: A Veterans Affair 2016

Operation Renovation: A Veterans Affair 2016

Operation Renovation: A Veterans Affair 2016 was a community collaboration organized by Neighborhood Housing Services, partnering with Group Cares (formerly Group Work Camps) to assist veterans, widows and widowers; by making home repairs, they are unable to make on...

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), is a coordinated annual event which gathers young people around the world in conducting community service, service learning, and youth voice activities that benefit their communities, countries, and the world. Activities are organized...


RBI is currently seeking volunteers to assist in neighborhood, street, alleyway, sidewalk, or park (public place) clean-ups.  We will provide bags, gloves, brooms, rakes and related supplies and equipment to assist and provide removal of the trash or litter.  Interested individuals, (City and non-City residents, renters, homeowners, business-partners), or groups may choose an area to clean-up or beautify, or RBI will be happy to assign an area for you to help.

Join our Board

We are a group of professionals, educators, residents and friends to the City, who know that it’s a gem that must be treasured and maintained for the benefit of everyone for years to come.  Clean, safe streets allow for people to have pride in their surroundings, and brings commerce to our neighborhoods as well.

Would you consider becoming an active Board Member on the Reading Beautification Board?  Under our present direction, we know that expansion is critical for us to continue our mission to provide a beautiful impression of our community and its’ economic benefits.  Your experience and background would be a great asset to us, and is critical to continuing our mission.

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners that support Reading Beautification.