Brother, Can You Spare a (insert item here)? Our "Wish List"


One important way our organization receives support is through donations of equipment, supplies, and services from a diverse group of corporate supporters, sponsors and suppliers. You can join them!


What’s in it for My Company?

You will be supporting a local organization dedicated to preserving an important part of the technology and history of Pennsylvania and the United States.


We are an IRS 501(c)3 educational organization, meaning your donations can become tax deductions - please consult your tax advisor for specifics.


We are committed to publicly recognizing organizations which support our efforts via our monthly newsletter, website, and signs and lettering on our equipment and facilities.


Potential use of our historic Reading Railroad equipment in your advertising or promotional materials.


What’s Needed?

Trucks and Heavy Equipment:

(Does not have to be roadworthy to be useful!)


  • a medium duty truck with a knuckle or straight boom
  • a stake body truck with lift gate
  • a rough-terrain forklift
  • a backhoe
  • a skid loader
  • a small dump truck



  • lumber
  • small steel shapes
  • light steel sheet (1/4" and under)
  • pallet racking and pallet jacks
  • storage shelving, bins, cabinets, etc.



  • ordinary hand and power tools
  • large tools (torque wrenches and multipliers, air tools)
  • usable metal- and wood-working machinery

Office Equipment:


  • fax machines
  • office furniture
  • drawing files

Professional Services:


  • surveying
  • engineering services (civil, electrical)
  • waste removal
  • site improvements
  • sign making


How Can I Donate?

If you are interested in donating to our organization, you may do so through the following ways:


Print and fill out our donation form and mail to:

Reading Company Technical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 15143
Reading, PA 19612-5143


By Phone: Call (610) 562-5513 and leave a voice mail message with your contact information


E-mail us


We will have an appropriate individual contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for making our Society a destination for your company’s generosity!