Have you noticed just how many ways there are to donate and even leave a legacy gift to a non-profit and charitable cause like TWIGS? For today and future giving – see the helpful gifting plan guide below.

With an abundance of good gifting plans available, we have created an easy to use Gift Matching Guide that compares a large sampling of well known and proven planned gifting and tax deductible methods that can be a valuable resource in helping you determine what best meets your giving goals.

Your Gift Your Goal How to Make theGift Your Benefits
Bequest Defer a gift until after your lifetime Name TWIGS in your will (designate a specific amount, a percentage, or a share of the residue) Donation is exempt from Federal estate tax
Revocable Living Trust Make a revocable gift during your lifetime Name TWIGS the beneficiary of assets in a living trust You maintain control of the trust during your lifetime
Outright Gift of Cash Make a quick and easy gift Simply write a check or make a donation now Immediate income tax deduction; possible estate tax savings
Outright Gift of Personal Property Share your enjoyment of a personal items Donate tangible personal property related to TWIGS exempt function Charitable deduction based of the full fair market value
Gift of Life Insurance Make a large gift with very little cost to yourself Contribute a life insurance policy you no longer need and/or name TWIGS as beneficiary Current income-tax deduction, possible future deductions
through gifts to pay premiums
Gift of Retirement Assets Avoid the two-fold taxation on IRA’s and other benefit plans Name TWIGS as the beneficiary of the remainder of your assets after your lifetime Less costly assets for your heirs
Gift of Real Estate Avoid capital gains tax on the sale of a home or other real estate Donate the property to TWIGS or sell it to TWIGS at a bargain price Immediate income tax deduction, lifetime use of residence
Charitable Remainder Unitrust Create a hedge against inflation over the long term Create a trust that pays a fixed percentage of the trust’s assets as revalued annually Receive a variable income for life, immediate income tax
charitable deduction
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust Secure a fixed and often increased income Create a charitable trust or a charitable gift annuity that pays you a set income Immediate income tax deduction, fixed income for life,
often at a higher rate of return
Charitable Gift Annuity Supplement income with guaranteed, fixed amount that is partially tax fee. Enter a charitable gift annuity contract with TWIGS that pays a guaranteed income annually Current and future savings on income taxes, stable incomes
for life
Charitable Lead Trust Reduce gift and estate taxes on assets you pass on to your children or grandchildren Create a charitable trust that pays fixed or variable income to use for a specific term of years and principle is retained for heirs Reduces your taxable estate, your family keeps the property,
often with reduced gift taxes

This guide is intended to help focus on one of several gifting options that appeal to you and are within your benevolent goals.
Let us help answer any questions you have. Email Lisa@TwigsForKids.com or call 1.618.973.1627 today and we will respond accordingly!

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All gifts to TWIGS (Twigs For Kids) are tax-deductible during the calendar year on your state taxes!