July 18, 2016

Wills and Bequest

Ensure that We Can Continue Our Work for Years to Come

Including a gift to Borderlands in your will or living trust (known as a Bequest), ensures that we can continue to provide nutritious produce to those who need it for years to come. It is one of the simplest ways to make an impact on the future.

Make a difference. It’s a common mistake to believe that only the rich leave money to charity when they die. The truth is that most bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking people who wish to make a positive difference to humanity after they’re gone.

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Without the support of people like you, Borderlands Food Bank would cease to exist. Bequests are absolutely essential to ensure that our work continues. Including Borderlands in your will is just as easy as providing for your loved ones. And, it can be as much or as little as you want.

A General Bequest. A general bequest states that a specific amount of money, or a percentage of your estate, or a piece of property, be given to charity at the time of your death. For most people, a percentage of the remaining estate after taxes and debts have been satisfied is the most appropriate use of a general bequest.

The following sample language illustrates how a bequest to charity might be phrased in your will or trust: “I ____(Name)___________give, devise and bequeath XX% of my Estate, after taxes and debts have been satisfied, to Borderlands Food Bank, an Arizona nonprofit corporation, located in Nogales, Arizona.”

Five Points To Consider When You Make a Bequest Gift

Motivations. Understanding why you want to leave a bequest may help you decide what kind of gift you want it to be.

Enrich People’s Lives. Borderlands improves lives by seeking to eradicate malnutrition and feeding the hungry. A bequest to Borderlands can help us continue making a difference in the lives of those you leave behind.

Leave a Memory. Leaving a gift in your will is a way to bring dignity, meaning and purpose to a life well-lived.

Give Back. Perhaps you received help from Borderlands at a time when you needed it most. A bequest is a great way to ensure that another person is support in times of need.

Improvement. Another reason for leaving a bequest is to improve the community you leave behind with your resources. Your gift could be the seed for change.

Thank you for considering making a gift to Borderlands in your will. If you do so, or already have done so, please
let us know so that we may better plan for the future.

Write or call us at:

Borderlands Food Bank
2661 N. Donna Avenue
Nogales, AZ 85621
Telephone: (520) 287-2627
Facsimile: (520) 842-2134