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Your Generous Investment...Their Hard Work … and All of Western New York Benefits!

Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc.Every time you support Goodwill by writing a check your investment will be rewarded by the lives you change.

The benefit to Western New York? More individuals who proudly earn their own way and make positive contributions to the community in which they live!

 

Direct Contribution

Online

To contribute online, please use our online donation form.

By Mail

Download a contribution form and send it to Goodwill's Development Department at the address indicated.

 

Matching Gifts

If your company has a matching gift policy, you can make a contribution and supply a company form to Goodwill and double your donation.
Contact your Human Resource Department for information.

 

Workplace Campaigns

Designate a gift to Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc., through a workplace campaign, such as SEFA or United Way.

 

Equities

Appreciated securities are perhaps the most cost-effective assets to use in making a gift. When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to the Goodwill Industries of WNY, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value, and you incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits).
How will your gift of stock be valued? It's the average of the high and low prices for the stock on the date of the transfer to us. If the high bid was $80 and the low was $70 on the day you made your gift, your deduction will be $75 per share.

 

Bequests

A gift today to Goodwill Industries of WNY demonstrates your belief in the mission of assisting people today in need to achieve meaningful employment and personal independence.

By including Goodwill Industries of WNY in your estate plans you are demonstrating your commitment to offer a hand-up to tomorrow’s people with disabilities and disadvantages.

You can make a gift (bequest) to Goodwill Industries of WNY through your will or living trust in the following ways:

A percentage of your total estate - in using this approach, your gift adjusts with changes in the size of your estate.

The residue or a percentage of the residue of your estate - after your specific gifts to loved ones have been made, you may designate that the entire residue or a percentage of the remainder shall go to one or more charitable organizations.

A gift of a specific amount - you specify a dollar amount to be given to one or more charitable organizations. With this kind of gift, it is especially important to keep your will or trust up-to-date.

Sample bequest language for your attorney:
"I give [________% of my estate] [the residue of my estate] [___% of the residue of my estate] [$________] to Goodwill Industries of WNY, Inc."

For more information contact Tom Lynch at 716-854-3494 ext. 3101 or at toml@goodwillwny.org



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