Gifts that Cost You Nothing Now


Most legacy gifts cost you nothing now. No immediate contribution is needed, and you can change your beneficiaries at any time. Once your family and loved ones are provided for, we hope you’ll consider leaving a gift for No Kid Hungry in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation. Through a gift in your will, you can make ending childhood hungry for future generations part of your enduring legacy of kindness.

We’re grateful that you would consider having a profound and lasting effect on ending childhood hunger. Please let us know if you have included a gift for No Kid Hungry in your will or trust or by beneficiary designation. Letting us know of your gift is the best way to ensure that your wishes are honored.

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Here are the more popular ways to leave a gift for No Kid Hungry:

A residual gift in a will leaves No Kid Hungry the remainder of your estate after other bequests, debts and taxes have been fulfilled.

A percentage gift in a will leaves No Kid Hungry a percentage of the value of your estate or trust.

A specific gift in a will leaves No Kid Hungry a specific dollar amount or stated fraction of your estate or a specified item (collections, art, books, jewelry and so on).

A contingent gift in a will leaves No Kid Hungry a stated share of your estate, only if a spouse, family member or other beneficiary does not survive you.

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As with all gift planning, you should consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine what planned gift strategy is best for your current tax situation and income requirements. Consulting estate-planning professionals will help ensure that your wishes to make a lasting impact will be fulfilled.

If you have any questions, please email Donna Batcho at legacy@strength.org. Thank you for your support.

Along with gifts in a will or trust, gifts by beneficiary designation are among the easiest gifts to make. They do not require an estate plan or a visit to a lawyer, they cost you nothing now and you can change your beneficiaries at any time. You can name No Kid Hungry as a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance plan, bank account, or other assets. It’s as simple as requesting a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator and adding No Kid hungry as a full or partial beneficiary. Forms are often available online.

Retirement Plan

Retirement assets are among the most heavily taxed, making them an ideal opportunity for charitable giving once you no longer need them yourself. Consider making No Kid hungry a beneficiary of your retirement assets and leaving other, less-heavily taxed assets to loved ones.

Life Insurance Plan

A gift of life insurance is an affordable way to make a significant gift to No Kid Hungry while also enjoying tax savings during your lifetime. Benefits include:

  • A significant gift from disposable income at a fraction of the value.
  • Immediate tax savings.
  • Reduced final estate taxes, if taxes are owed.
  • Simple process to save your loved ones time.

CDs, Bank Accounts, and Brokerage Accounts

Naming No Kid Hungry as the beneficiary of a certificate of deposit, a checking or savings bank account, or a brokerage account is one of the easiest ways you can create an enduring legacy to end childhood hunger.

Donor Advised Fund Residuals

Final distribution of contributions remaining in a Donor Advised Fund is governed by the contract you completed when you created your fund. We hope you will consider naming No Kid Hungry as a successor beneficiary of your account. Or, you can designate No Kid Hungry to receive a portion of the account value, leaving the balance for your loved ones to continue your philanthropic legacy.

As with all gift planning, you should consult with your tax advisor and lawyer to determine what planned gift strategy is best for your current tax situation and income requirements. Consulting estate-planning professionals will help ensure that your wishes to make a lasting impact will be fulfilled.

If you have any questions, please email Donna Batcho at legacy@strength.org. Thank you for your support.