Our home-delivered meals are distributed to almost 1,000 people each day thanks in part to the manpower and dedication of our corporate volunteer teams. Call us to learn how your business or organization can give back to the community.
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Financial support from people like you helps VNA Health Care , a not-for-profit home care agency, provide the very best home care possible to everyone who needs it regardless of their ability to pay.
Without generous donations from our supporters, it would be difficult to meet our financial obligations and still be able to develop new programs and services our patients truly need.
Your gifts qualify for a charitable income tax deduction.
Though the simplest way of giving is a gift of cash, check or credit card, there are many other possibilities. One of them may be right for you. For more information on ways you can give to VNA Health Care, call us at 860.493.7159 or e-mail us (contact VNA Health Care Foundation Office).
VNA Health Care now also accepts online donations. Please visit our secure Online Donation section to make your gift.
The following is an alphabetical listing of a few ways you might consider giving to VNA HealthCare:
Annual Special Purpose Named Funds
With an on-going annual fund contribution of $5,000 or more, you may establish a special purpose fund in memory or honor of a loved one.
For many people, a gift made through a will is the simplest and most realistic way to make a very special gift to VNA Health Care. A bequest may be for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of the total estate, or the amount remaining after all debts, taxes and other expenses have been paid. Bequests are entirely free from federal estate tax and therefore offer substantial estate tax savings.
Cash, Check, Credit Card
The simplest way to support VNA Health Care, is through a gift of cash, check or credit card. This allows our agency to put your gift to work immediately. Please make your check payable to The VNA Health Care Fund and mail to:VNA Health Care
The VNA Health Care Fund
103 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is one of the most popular and simplest ways to make a significant gift to VNA Health Care. Through this arrangement, you transfer cash or negotiable securities in exchange for our promise to pay you and/or another individual a guaranteed life income. The rates are based on the age(s) of the income annuitants, and pay a generous rate compared to today’s interest rate environment. In addition to the initial charitable deduction, a portion of each annuity payment is income tax free.
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Under this irrevocable trust, a fixed percentage from the value of the trust (unitrust), or a fixed payment (annuity trust) is paid annually to the beneficiaries (you and/or others you choose) for life or a term of years. At the termination of the trust, the assets of the trust are transferred to VNA Health Care to be used as you have designated. You will receive income tax deductions based on the trust assets, trust pay out rate, number of beneficiaries and federal tables. When funded with appreciated securities, the charitable remainder trust provides a double benefit of a current charitable deduction and the avoidance of capital gains taxes.
A corporation can make and deduct charitable gifts of up to 10 percent of taxable income per year.
Deferred Gift Annuities
This type of annuity often appeals to younger donors in their peak of earning years. While there is an immediate tax deduction for the gift, the annuity payments do not start until a later date (usually upon the donor’s retirement), and therefore provide extra retirement income on a tax-sheltered basis.
Donating your life insurance policy is another way to give a substantial gift to VNA Health Care. This gift may be in the form of a new policy, an existing policy that is paid in full, or an existing policy on which premiums are payable. You will receive a current tax deduction for the value of the investment in the policy with annual tax deductions if you are also paying premiums.
Many corporations have matching gift programs through which they will match a charitable gift in varying amounts. Donors are urged to obtain their employer's matching gift forms and leverage their own gifts.
Memorial and Tribute Gifts
Memorial gifts provide an everlasting tribute to people who have touched your life. Tribute gifts offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or event.
With a gift of $25,000 or more, you may create a name-endowed fund to benefit a special interest or program at VNA Health Care. The income from this fund will be directed toward the program.
A charitable gift of a retirement account from your estate will allow you to avoid taxes while benefiting others. Remember, IRAs and profit sharing plans are taxed differently than most other assets at the owner’s death. Not only are they potentially subject to estate tax, but they are also subject to income tax. During your life, you can retain complete access to these funds.
Gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds provide distinct tax advantages. Your gift incurs no capital gains on appreciated securities given for charitable purposes.