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Remembering ABC House in your estate planning is a powerful act that ensures specialized care for children impacted by abuse continues for years to come.  

You can ensure that ABC House continues to support children, youth, and their families in overcoming the crisis of abuse and neglect. With your help, our services will continue to meet the needs of our community well into the future. Planned gifts can be simple and given in numerous ways while maximizing support for children in crisis. 

Becoming a Legacy of Hope member is easy—simply include ABC House in your estate plans and let us know you have taken this important step.  

  • In most cases, leaving a bequest can result in tax benefits. Check with your legal advisor or financial planner for more information.  

  • Peace of Mind – By making estate plans, you can be assured that your intentions will be honored and your gift will be a lasting investment in helping children in crisis.

Check with your legal advisor, accountant, or financial planner for the best type of gift for you. Some common types of estate gifts include:  

Life Insurance

Consider naming ABC House as a beneficiary or partial beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. A gift of life insurance is a wonderful way to support ABC House!

Will or Living Trust

One of the easiest ways of leaving a Legacy of Hope is naming ABC House in your will or living trust. Your generous gift can be for any specific amount or percentage of your estate. All it takes is a simple clause in your will and your Legacy of Hope will live on for generations. 

You can leave a legacy by naming ABC House a beneficiary of: 

  • A specific dollar amount or estate property 

  • A specific percentage of your estate 

  • A specific percentage of your residuary estate

Retirement Funds

Designating a portion or all of your retirement plan paid out to ABC House allows you to gain tax benefits and reduces your estate without taxation. 


A gift of securities can be made by contributing stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other types of marketable securities to ABC House. When you donate appreciated securities, you pay no capital gains tax and you will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of the gift.

Did you know? Even a gift in your will of 1% of your estate can make a difference in the life of a child.

Note: This information is not intended to provide any financial, legal, or tax-related advice. You are encouraged to seek independent professional advice from a qualified accountant, lawyer, or financial advisor to ensure proper planning and donation administration. Consult your professional advisor to assist in creating the best estate plans for you, including how you would like to leave your Legacy of Hope with an estate gift to ABC House.  


Please be sure to inform us of your Legacy of Hope wishes. It will give us the opportunity to thank you for your thoughtful planning and commitment to the safety and welfare of children impacted by abuse or neglect in our community. 


Your professional advisor may need the following information: 

ABC House 

PO BOX 68 

Albany, OR 97321 

Tax ID: 93-1163555 

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