other ways to give
One simple and flexible way to ensure that your legacy of empowerment continues for years to come is by making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest. You may share the suggested language below with your attorney:
I hereby bequeath to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver (Federal Tax ID# 74-2050021)—a charitable organization duly existing under the laws of Colorado and located in Denver, Colorado—＿% of the remainder of my estate [or $＿, if specific amount] to be used in the areas of greatest need as the board of directors may determine.
When you make a planned gift to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver in your estate or long-term financial plans, you help ensure that we’ll be here—committed to decent and affordable homeownership—for many years to come.
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“I added Habitat to my will because I felt very fortunate and grateful for the opportunity to own my own home. I just want to do the right thing by trying to give back in any way possible even if it’s a small donation when I’m no longer here.”
-Gianna, future homeowner at Aria Homes by Habitat
Libby Kirkpatrick first got involved with Habitat Metro Denver around 2005, when she volunteered with a couple friends at Habitat’s ReStore. Soon, her son Taylor was volunteering on construction sites, and he joined Habitat’s Board of Directors in 2008.
“We love Habitat’s ‘hand up’ philosophy which is why its mission was so appealing to my mom and our whole family,” Taylor shares.
Libby’s investment in Habitat’s mission continued throughout her life, and, sadly, culminated with a transformational donation at the time of her passing through a bequest in her will. “We are proud and honored as a family that we are leaving, in quiet ways, a lasting legacy on the communities where we live and work through philanthropic support of organizations we love.”