NWPP 42nd Walk-A-Thon

Ruth Schuld

March 21, 2021 - May 5, 2021

Why I Am Supporting NWPP!

To me, it is simple – NWPP is an agency that sees the needs of others, and I am one person who can seize an opportunity to help.  This annual fundraising Walk-a-Thon has been a focus for me every spring for nearly 4 decades.  Gathering support for this cause from family, friends, neighbors, church members, and other lifetime contacts is meaningful and rewarding.  I was not about to skip this year, just because I will soon be 100 years of age!

The long life I am living provides many opportunities to appreciate how very fortunate I have been, and remain.  It is for the many NWPP clients who lack both resources and options that I continue efforts to still do what I can to help. 

I welcome your support this year!                 



Collage 1.jpg

Collage 2.jpg

Snapshot of what makes Northwest Pilot Project great:

NWPP works with very low and extremely low-income seniors in Multnomah County to help them keep and find housing they can afford.

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals and businesses, and through partnerships with area funders, we have provided housing placement, transportation and support to more than 40,000 older adults over the last 50 years. We believe housing is a human right and that every older adult deserves safe, decent housing they can afford

NWPP's Housing Program continued to provide critical housing services to older adults over the last year, despite the added complication of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In fiscal year 2019-2020:

  • NWPP provided housing services to 894 households.
  • Placed 175 seniors into housing.
  • Helped prevent evictions for 233 seniors.
  • Provided housing case management services to 242 households and on-site supportive services to 179 households currently living in affordable housing.
  • Distributed over $230,000 in COVID CARES Relief funds to older adults experiencing housing instability due to the pandemic.
  • Distributed $40,000 to 80 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) financially impacted by COVID-19 as part of Multnomah County's Food Justice project.





of your goal reached










We were out there together, and walking, in 2019!


Ruth Schuld 2020.JPG 

In 2020, I won the Grand Prize for fundraising! Look at these gorgeous balloons! 

My Supporters

  • Carole Swenson June 2021 $100.00
  • Esther Nelson June 2021 $30.00
  • Cate Gable Ruth: you are an inspiration. Thank you for modeling how powerful women age. Best, Cate May 2021 $50.00
  • Goretti & Timothy Peterson May 2021 $100.00
  • Pamela Quale May 2021 $10.00
  • View More Recent Supporters
  • Northwest Pilot Project Superstars for Seniors April 2021 $1,816.00
  • Anonymous Anonymous April 2021 $1,000.00
  • Anonymous Northwest Pilot Project does critical work! April 2021 $1,000.00
  • Mary Carol Hanson April 2021 $1,000.00
  • Northwest Pilot Project Superstars for Seniors April 2021 $500.00
  • View More Top Donors