Planned Giving

Support our kitchen table

Since our founding in 1986, Open Arms has grown from one generous man taking food to a handful of friends with HIV/AIDS to 1,900 volunteers, cooking and delivering more than 460,000 meals a year to men and women living with HIV/AIDS, MS, ALS, breast cancer and more than 60 other diseases.

That growth is due in strong part to the persistent generosity of our donors and volunteers — gifts that we do not take for granted. Indeed, with the economic crisis we continue to experience as a country, we have learned — both personally and organizationally — that we can never be certain that today’s funding will be here tomorrow.

We understand that our friends and donors feel that same uncertainty. For that reason, we have created The Kitchen Table, a planned giving program. Joining it allows you to make a meaningful gift that will sustain our endeavors for the future, while preserving the financial goals you have for yourself and your family.

Here are four simple ways to support The Kitchen Table:

Will or Living Trust Gifts
Gifts by will or living trust may be made in cash, securities, real estate or tangible personal property.

Checking, Savings or Brokerage Account Remainder Gifts
Naming Open Arms as the beneficiary of your savings, checking or brokerage account allows you to maintain full access of your assets during your lifetime — and then transfer the remainder.

Life Insurance or Retirement Asset Gifts
Designating a portion or the remainder of your retirement account residuals or insurance policy benefit allows you to make a significant endowment to Open Arms without affecting your current cash flow.

Life Income Gifts
There are several solutions that allow you to make a charitable gift in return for an income to you and/or a loved one for life, passing the remainder to Open Arms.

To get started, contact Executive Director Leah Hebert at 612-767-7344  for more information.

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