Help us provide path-breaking solutions to end poverty by providing food to those who are hungry, sending skilled laborers to work and providing training or education to the unskilled. Help us move people from dependence to independence.
Make a gift that will have a lasting impact
Thank you for your interest in Help Me Help You and for taking the time to explore the benefits of gift planning. Making a legacy gift allows you to participate in solving our communities' most pressing emerging issues. With thoughtful planning, you have the power to leave a legacy through your estate, and become an integral part of our future by including a charitable gift in your overall estate or financial plans. With a little planning, you can make a big difference in the lives of the poor and homeless. Our Legacy supporters are diverse and come from all walks of life. Yet, they have one common interest – the desire to help those who are less fortunate.
There are a variety of ways to make a legacy gift
Gifts of Stocks and Bonds - A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying a capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
Gifts of Retirement Assets - A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401k, 403b, pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.
Gifts of Cash - A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year's tax return.
How to Give
Bequest - You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or other instrument.
Memorial Giving - All of the ideas discussed on this page can include a tribute to a friend or loved one. Honor a life by a gift with lasting impact.
If you are considering naming Help Me Help You as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, please consult your tax advisor or attorney for full advice on the effect of your gift.
Bequests to Your Favorite Charity
Bequests to charity are the most popular type of planned gift. A donor may retain assets during life and then leave a bequest to a charity.
As a donor, you may choose to leave a specific item or amount to a charity. For example, some friends of charities have left a bequest of land or property adjacent to the campus of the charity. The usual purpose is for the charity to be able to use that property for future additions or expansion.
Check with your personal attorney, CPA, or investment advisor to name Help Me Help You as a beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b), IRA or other retirement plan.
The easiest and most common way for most people to make a lasting impact, is by including Help Me Help You in your will. By having your attorney revise your will or add a simple amendment, you can make a charitable bequest of a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of your estate, or what remains after providing for other heirs.
For example: "I give (dollar amount or percentage of estate) to Help Me Help You [Tax ID #71-0898124], a California non-profit corporation, to be used for its exempt purposes." We recommend consulting an attorney when you make or modify a will.
Check with your personal attorney, CPA, or investment advisor.
To name Help Me Help You as a beneficiary of your 401(k), 403(b), IRA or other retirement plan, please advise your plan administrator to designate your gift to:
Help Me Help You
Charity ID# 71-0898124
For more information
Contact the Executive Director at 562-612-5001
Or email email@example.com
We maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion, and we will not initiate unwanted phone calls, emails or visits.