Another meaningful and lasting way to make a gift is by leaving Gratitude House a bequest in your will or through your revocable living trust. Gratitude House is truly honored by such momentous donations.
There are several ways to do this: One way is to give a specific amount of money to Gratitude House; another way is to give a specific property to Gratitude House; and, a third way is to give a specified percentage of the residue of your estate to Gratitude House (the residue of your estate is that which is left over after all the specific gifts have been made, whether charitable or non-charitable, and estate taxes [if any], debts and administration expenses are paid).
Gratitude House should be referred to in your estate planning documents as “Gratitude House or its successor.” A bequest may be included in the body of a Will or as a codicil (amendment) to the Will. If you use a living trust for your estate plan, a distribution to Gratitude House may be included in the body of the living trust document or as part of an amendment to the trust. Gifts made through a bequest typically provide an estate tax deduction. We suggest you consult with your attorney and/or financial advisor for specific information.
SAMPLE BEQUEST LANGUAGE
“I bequeath _____% of my residuary estate (or $ _____) to Gratitude House, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, for its ongoing work to offer rehabilitation and support services with dignity and respect to females with substance abuse and co-occurring issues in a nurturing, safe and caring environment. Federal Tax I.D. number: 23-7215223.”
Gratitude House is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling 1-800-435-7352 toll free within the state; registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Our registration number is #23-7215223 issued by the Florida Department of Consumer Services.