Putting a gift in your will
We hope you will consider including a gift to Meals on Wheels Chicago in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers many benefits. Just a few sentences in your will or trust are all that is needed. The official bequest language for Meals on Wheels Chicago is: “I give, devise, and bequeath to Meals on Wheels Chicago, a not-for-profit organization located in Chicago, Illinois, _______ percent (%) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate as an unrestricted gift to be used at the discretion of the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels Chicago.
To make a charitable bequest, you need a current will or revocable living trust. Your gift can be made as a percentage of your estate or, you can make a specific bequest by giving a certain amount of cash, securities or property. After your lifetime, Meals on Wheels Chicago receives your gift.