Every gift counts, are you ready to help? Your Safe Haven, Inc. can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members of our community. Without these donations, serving those in our area would not be possible.
Please find below ways you may be able to help in supporting our agency:
- Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Sheetz (for gas)
- Gift cards to local grocery stores
- Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant
- Baby wipes
- Office supplies-copier paper, blue ink pens, etc.
- Your time serving as a volunteer
Checks should be made payable to:
Your Safe Haven, Inc.
220 S Thomas St
Bedford, PA 15522
Your Safe Haven is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with all contributions tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
You can also go to www.goodsearch.com and follow the easy steps to begin raising money for YSH just by searching on the internet. Just go to Good Search, choose Your Safe Haven as your cause of choice, search the web as you normally do, and Good Search will donate to Your Safe Haven. It is that simple!
Holiday shopping is easy with Amazon’s Holiday Gift Guides. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Your Safe Haven, Inc.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE – LEAVE A LEGACY TO YOUR SAFE HAVEN, INC.
Charitable organizations need financial assistance from people like you to continue their work. More than 80% of Americans contribute to the nonprofit groups of their choice throughout their lifetimes. However, only around 8% of people chose to continue this support through a charitable bequest.
By making bequests and other “planned gifts,” you can continue to help organizations that are making a difference in your community.
A charitable bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament. There are different kinds of bequests. For each, you must use very specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets, and to successfully carry out your final wishes. In any charitable bequest, be sure to name the recipient accurately.
Do you have an estate?
Your estate is the sum of your assets, including property you own, insurance policies, retirement accounts, cash on hand, etc. You may be thinking, “I have children and relatives, shouldn’t I leave my entire estate to them?” This is perhaps the number one cause for reluctance when making a bequest. The truth is that, depending on the current tax laws, leaving a gift to charity in your will may reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly. You should consult with a financial advisor or attorney to learn how giving may actually benefit your family after you are gone.
Types of Bequests
General Bequest – Are legacies left to certain people or nonprofit organizations that come from the general value of the estate, and are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of your estate to the cause of your choice.
Residuary Bequests – Are made when you intend to leave the residue portion of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied.
Contingency Bequests – Allow you to leave a portion of your estate to a particular charity if your named beneficiary does not survive you.
Without a will, there is no mechanism in place to make a bequest, so here are the steps you should take to make sure your wishes are granted:
- Make a list of organizations or causes that you would like to support
- Make a detailed list of your assets (financial, real estate, vehicles, jewelry, collectibles, musical instruments, insurance policies, retirement, etc.)
- Set up an appointment with your financial advisor or attorney. These individuals will help to guide you through this process.
Find out how to contribute today!