Ways to Support Kaua`i Hospice
Charitable gifts to Kaua`i Hospice help underwrite nearly 16 percent of patient care costs. We count on your support to make end-of-life care available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, and to provide excellent comprehensive care, bereavement support, and other services.
A little planning can result in big tax savings and provide a lasting tribute to your support of Kaua`i Hospice. Our trained professionals will work with you and your financial advisors in strictest confidence to help meet your charitable and financial goals. To learn more about giving to Kaua`i Hospice, please contact the Development Department at 808-245-7277 or contact Development.
Here are several ways that you can give to Kaua`i Hospice:
CASH CONTRIBUTIONS AND MATCHING GIFTS
If you itemize on your tax return, cash contributions to Kaua`i Hospice are fully deductible. Each and every gift you make to Kaua`i Hospice is receipted or acknowledged -- regardless of how big or small -- to facilitate your tax filing. You can double the impact of your gift through matching gift programs sponsored by employers. Many companies sponsor employee matching gift programs that benefit Kaua`i Hospice. Please contact your corporate Human Resources department for the appropriate forms to process the match for your gift.
Angel Givers provide Kaua`i Hospice a steady source of income that we can count on, which is vitally important to our planning efforts. Each month, Angel Givers make their contributions directly from a pre-approved credit card charge. It saves time for them and ensures that their ongoing support and generosity will assist us in providing the critical care and services our hospice patients and families need. If you would like to become an Angel Giver, you can sign up through our secure online donation form or call 808-245-7277.
OUTRIGHT GIFTS OF APPRECIATED PROPERTY OR STOCK
In addition to cash contributions, you can donate appreciated property (stocks, bonds, and real estate). When you transfer property that you have held for more than a year to Kaua`i Hospice, you do not pay taxes on the asset’s capital gains. Your charitable deduction is based on the fair market value of the asset at the time of the gift; a win/win situation for you and our patients.
To make a gift of appreciated stock, please contact your broker and kindly notify Kaua`i Hospice Development Department by calling 808-245-7277 or EMAIL that your stock gift is being sent to ensure the most prompt receipt of your gift.
INCOME GENERATING GIFTS
You also can use cash and appreciated property to establish charitable remainder trusts or charitable gift annuities. These deferred giving plans provide income and benefits to you while benefiting Kaua`i Hospice, helping to accomplish both financial and charitable objectives you may have.
As an ultimate tribute to the services provided by Kaua`i Hospice, you can use your gift to endow our patient care, grief counseling, and other programs. An endowed fund is invested to provide annual support while at the same time ensuring that your gift increases in value over time.
Making a bequest in a will or living trust is a simple way to provide for our work while helping to reduce your inheritance taxes. Any part, percentage, or component of estate or trust assets can be left to Kaua`i Hospice.
Sample language to include in your will:
- “I hereby give and bequeath to Kaua`i Hospice, a qualified charitable organization, or its successor organization, also a qualified charitable organization, 4457 Pahe`e Street, Lihue, Hawaii, 96766, ________________________________________________ (describe fixed amount of money or designated real or personal property, a percentage of your estate or the residue of your estate).”
Kaua`i Hospice is a proud member of the Kaua`i United Way and Aloha United Way organizations. We ask that you support them in your workplace giving compaign.
Kaua`i Hospice gladly accepts gifts of office supplies, food, durable medical equipment, computer supplies, books and other items which reduces our operating costs and augments our programs. We are not able to accept used clothing or to pick up in-kind donations. Please call for more information.