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“How Else Can I Help?”

Mama D with AleSo many supporters of Special Love bring joy and adventure to children with cancer and their families each year through donating, volunteering, and spreading awareness about our mission. Many of these philanthropists also assist us in planning for the future of Special Love: They generously include Special Love in their planned giving, helping to fund programs now and into the future with their gifts.

Read below for the many ways you too can convert your financial assets – large or small – into hope and strength for a child with cancer through Special Love.

Join other supporters as a member of Special Love’s Legacy of Love Society with a planned gift in your will. As one Legacy of Love member explains, “If we can support these brave kids even in a small way, it’s the least we can do. I feel honored to be a small part of their lives.”

Is Special Love already in your will or trust? Is it named as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance, or other account? If so, please let us know. We want to make sure your gift is used exactly as you intend.

If you’re considering naming Special Love as a beneficiary for a planned gift and want to discuss your next step, please contact us at 888.930.2707 to start a confidential conversation about your goals or consult a qualified financial advisor.

It’s easy. And so very rewarding.

Simple Ways to Help

An Outright Gift – Your gift of cash, stocks, or real estate helps us make an immediate difference in the lives of children with cancer.

A Bequest – A gift of cash, securities, or real estate in your will helps you establish a legacy while avoiding estate and gift taxes. Every dollar you give is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes.

A Life Insurance Policy or IRA Benefits – Consider naming Special Love as a beneficiary on a new or existing life insurance policy, or designate a portion of your IRA or pension in your will. The process is simple, and individuals at all income levels can do it. Your gift is made with pre-tax dollars.

Tangible Property – Donate tangible property, such as cars, art, or jewelry, and get an income tax charitable deduction based on its sale price, appraised value, or cost.

Other Types of Planned Gifts

A Charitable Remainder Trust – A trust that provides for a specified distribution, at least annually, to at least one non-charitable income recipient for a period specified in the trust instrument, with the remainder interest paid to at least one charitable beneficiary (Special Love). You may avoid capital gains tax on donated assets and earn an income tax deduction, and the donated asset will reduce your estate taxes.

A Charitable Lead Trust – An irrevocable trust that generates a potential income stream for one or more charities of your choice (Special Love), with the remaining assets eventually going to family members or other beneficiaries with reduced or eliminated estate taxes.

A Charitable Gift Annuity – A contract between you and Special Love in which you make a gift to Special Love and, in exchange, we provide you with a lifetime fixed income stream. The annuity income is a percentage of the total donation and is based on your age at the time you make the gift. The gift provides such tax advantages as an income tax charitable deduction, reduced or eliminated estate tax, and reduced capital gains tax.

A Revocable Living Trust – A popular estate planning tool you can use to determine who will get your property when you die. Most living trusts are revocable because you can change them as your circumstances or wishes change.

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