Philanthropy is the caring for and helping of humankind.
This is what we do at the Task Force. Our staff and volunteers are agents of your generosity to those who find themselves in a rough patch at the current moment. We are very efficient at what we do but we cannot provide the services we do without financial, in-kind and the commodity of time support from people in the community.
The work of philanthropy is the connection of those who have the means, and more importantly, the open heart to lend a hand to those, who at the moment, are a bit less fortunate.
You can help the Task Force help our mutual neighbors in many ways. It is called donating. Donating is usually found in the typical venues of cash, check, food, clothing, household goods, and your time as a volunteer.
But there is a seldom practiced and less used method that quite frankly is more powerful and effective in addressing the issues we see everyday.
It is giving a gift to the community after your life here on earth is spent. It is a special type of gift. It is called Planned Giving. This type of gift generally comes through your will or estate and is established through your attorney. Everyone can give a planned gift; it isn’t just for the wealthy.
A huge misconception is that this type of gift has to be a large part of your assets or massive in size. Actually, it can be any size of gift, either a percentage of your estate or an actual dollar amount. The gift can be given through stock, life insurance, cash, property or retirement funds.
Douglas County is a very wealthy county but it also has people in need and it always will. If you are the kind of person with a generous heart, and likes to “pay it forward” and help others less fortunate, while at the same time leaving a legacy for yourself, then give us a call. We will be happy to give you a tour of our facility and explain the positive impact the Task Force has on the lives of hundreds of people every week and how your generosity can affect the lives of children, single mom’s, senior citizens, and families and those who desperately need a home.
Finally, the Douglas/Elbert Task Force is just the agent for generous people like yourself. Please gives us a call, support the work we do, and put us to work!
Phone: (303) 688-1114