Annual Appeal 2021

Bring the Pieces Together for More Seniors

We all breathed a little sigh of relief when the new year arrived last January, hoping for a new start after a year that kept us guessing.

2020 reminded us of a big jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces. We were unsure what the picture would look like going forward, but hoped vaccinations would let us return to a more normal life.

2021 has been full of change as we lurched from crisis to crisis – ice storm, heat domes, wildfires and pandemic, again – and through it all our Village community adapted. We worked to fit the different pieces together to meet the day-to-day needs of our villagers. For many, Village friends have been a crucial connection in a time when familiar routines have been uprooted and friends and family may not always be accessible.

As we head into the holiday season, consider investing in our local Village movement to support programs and services for current and future villagers with a gift to Villages NW or your neighborhood Village. With your help, we can welcome more neighbors and friends to the Village in the coming year.

It’s easy to donate online at If you want your donation to go to your neighborhood Village, please include the Village’s name in the Add special instructions to the seller field. We also accept checks, which can be sent to Villages NW, PO Box 33642; Portland, OR 97292. Here again, checks for neighborhood Villages should be made out to Villages NW fbo .

If you need to take a required minimum distribution from your IRA before the end of the year, you can reduce the taxable portion of your distribution by having your financial advisor send your contribution directly to Villages NW for your Village. For information on how to make this type of gift, contact or call 503-515-1948.