TRU Community Care provides more than $1 million each year in mission-related services for which we are not reimbursed. We rely on contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations to cover expenses for those with no insurance or means to pay for our services and to close the gap between insurance reimbursement and the actual cost of our care. Our services are funded through various sources including Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance and private payments. All gifts, no matter the size, benefit those in our community—your friends, family, and neighbors—when they need it most. Your generosity makes a TRU difference, right here at home.
Become a Monthly Partner
Our monthly donors make a huge impact in the lives of our patients and families right here in our community! Your monthly donation will be made each month on the 20th and you can cancel at any time. If you would like to be a part of our sustaining donors, please fill out the form below and email it to the Philanthropic Services department. For more information, please call 303.604.5389.
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Donate by Phone
Make a contribution using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express by calling 303.604.5389.
Donate by Mail
Send your check to:
TRU Community Care
2594 Trailridge Drive East
Lafayette, CO 80026
Please know that when you make a memorial donation or honorarium, we take care to notify family members and/or honorees. If you have specific notifications you would like us to make, please provide contact information with your donation. All contributions to TRU Community Care are tax deductible. We promise never to resell our mailing list to anyone. For more information, please call 303.604.5389.
A memorial gift to TRU is given in memory of a loved one. In addition to personal, tax deductible gifts, many families specify “memorial gifts to TRU Community Care in lieu of flowers”. All gifts are acknowledged and family members are notified when memorial gifts are received.
Honor a family member, friend or business acquaintance by contributing a tax-deductible gift to TRU Community Care in the name of someone you know. Or, join the hundreds of other donors who send a gift to celebrate someone who “has everything” or to recognize a special event such as a wedding, birthday, or anniversary.
Community Shares of Colorado Payroll Contribution Plan
Employees and management have embraced this Colorado-grown community giving plan, which is founded on the American ideal of choice. Community Shares’ goal is to broaden charitable choice in work-place giving campaigns for nonprofits. For a growing number of donors, TRU Community Care is on their list!
To find out whether your company currently participates, check with your Human Resources department. If you would like information on how to get your company involved, please contact the Philanthropic Services Department at (303) 604-5389.
Many employers will match a gift to TRU made by an employee or spouse of an employee. Please check with your Human Resource or Personnel Department to see if they will match your gift, obtain their form and send it to us with your donation.
Convert your unneeded car, truck, RV or motorcycle into funds to help TRU.
A bequest is often the most realistic way for donors to make a significant contribution to TRU Community Care. This thoughtful method of gifting can be created as easily as adding a paragraph to a will.
If you have remembered TRU in your Will or Revocable Living Trust, or are planning to, please let us know. We would like to thank you now and invite you to join our Legacy Circle. The TRU Legacy Circle is one way we honor and thank the generous donors who have made a gift for the future through estate and planned gifts to our organization. As members of the Legacy Circle, these valued TRU supporters receive regular updates on our programs and activities, along with invitations to intimate donor receptions throughout the year.
Our intention is to personally recognize the individuals in our community who are helping to ensure that the compassionate care we provide to those with advanced illnesses and their families endures well into the future. So if you are among these special philanthropists, please let us hear from you. And please be assured that, while we do publicly acknowledge individuals in our Legacy Circle from time to time, we will always honor a request to remain anonymous.
Each year, many of our committed donors support TRU Community Care with gifts of stock or mutual fund shares, life insurance and/or retirement plan assets. These gifts enable donors to realize tax benefits while receiving the satisfaction of helping our community’s oldest, largest and most effective hospice charity.
If you own appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds held by you for more than one year), donating them to TRU may allow you to reduce or avoid more capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction.
You can also designate our organization as the beneficiary of your securities. Please contact your broker for more information about this simple way to support TRU Community Care. This type of gift can be especially appealing if you are holding shares that have appreciated significantly in value but yield a low dividend.
Similarly, if you have excess life insurance, you may enjoy tax benefits by designating TRU Community Care as the beneficiary of (primary or secondary) an existing life insurance policy.
At the time of death, qualified retirement plan assets may be subjected to both estate and deferred income tax, which combined can use up most of the funds. You can designate TRU Community Care as a tax-free beneficiary of the remainder of your IRA, Keogh, tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension, or profit-sharing plan. A charitable gift of insurance proceeds or the remainder of retirement plan is normally deductible from the donor’s estate.
Donors can pay lasting tribute to loved ones through gifts made in their names to TRU’s Endowment Fund. Unrestricted gifts to our endowment fund will sustain our core programs and help ensure the organization thrives and continues to serve all who need us. Cash, stock, mutual fund shares, life insurance, real estate, or other property may be used to fund endowment gifts.
We can help you devise and reach your personal philanthropic goals. TRU works with individuals and families to design a personalized charitable giving plan. Gifts can be made through a will, charitable trust, life insurance policy, retirement plan, estate planning, or outright contribution to our endowment program.
Many people find going through their loved ones’ personal possessions one of the most difficult parts of the grieving process. That’s why it should not be rushed or done according to someone else’s timetable. You’ll know when the time is right. After sorting through drawers and closets, people often find keepsakes or give mementos to loved ones. Figuring out what to do with clothing, shoes and such can be a problem, however. That’s the reason donating to the TRU Hospice Thrift Shop is a good solution. We truly appreciate everything that our donors bring us and we price it affordably so those who need it can buy it. In addition, proceeds from the Thrift Shop support make it possible for us to provide our compassionate care to everyone in the community who needs it.
Gifts of Time
Many volunteers offer to help because they know about our services firsthand. We ask applicants who have recently suffered a significant loss to wait a year before working directly with patients and families. There are many other ways to get involved at TRU Hospice while working through your own process fully-our Thrift Shop, administrative support, or fund development. After that time, we always need and value volunteers for patient care and grief services. We offer regular volunteer trainings and welcome your involvement.
To learn more about the many ways you can help TRU Community Care, please contact us at 303.449.7740.