Ways to Support TRU Community Care
Donate by Phone: Make a contribution using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express by calling 303.926.4743.
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 303.926.4743.
#Giving Tuesday Tuesday, November 27, 2018
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. We invite you to support TRU Community Care with a donation on #GivingTuesday at trucare.org/donate.
Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Please support TRU Community Care with a donation through ColoradoGives.org. You can schedule your gift in advance or make the donation on Colorado Gives Day.
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.
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.
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) 926-4743.
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.