More Ways to Give

A Lasting Legacy

Create your legacy for generations to come and support families in their most vulnerable years.

Donations in your will or estate are the most popular way to give legacy gifts.

You can also transform our community through a planned gift through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for It Takes a Village. Check out the most common types of planned gifts here.

Leaving a legacy gift has estate and tax benefits. More importantly, your gift will ensure that families are supported and that the entire community is ready to welcome them to the Village.

Please reach out to us or to your financial advisor or estate attorney for more information on supporting It Takes a Village with a planned gift.


You can support families in your community by designating It Takes a Village through your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). 

When you direct your RMD to us, it keeps your taxable income lower and may have a positive impact on your overall tax liability. 

Be sure to talk with your tax advisor to determine how best to use your RMD, while benefiting families in your community.

Host a Fundraiser

Celebrate your birthday (or your child’s or grandchild’s birthday!)

with a Facebook Fundraiser supporting It Takes a Village. Spread the word about our services and get your friends and family involved.

Having a party?

Make it a donation drive too! Ask your guests to bring diapers, infant formula, or other basic needs items to donate. They can also make a monetary gift online here, or shop from our Amazon Wishlist (below).

Shop from our Wishlist

If you’d rather not shop on Amazon, feel free to purchase items elsewhere and deliver or ship them to:

It Takes a Village
2 East Main Street
PO Box 304
Huntington, MA 01050

Basic Needs

Did you know that half of all families in the US cannot afford enough diapers? Items like diapers, infant formula, and child safety seats are not luxuries, but required health and safety needs for children, and many families rely on donations to fill the needs at home.


There is a small but mighty crew that work behind the scenes to keep It Takes a Village's programs and services available to any family that needs them. And sometimes that takes a LOT of printer ink.

Seasonal Needs

More and more, families are looking to It Takes a Village for support with back-to-school supplies and holiday gifts. Your donation from this wishlist will make sure families have what their kids need this year.
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