Create a Legacy of Care

Community VNA was founded in 1911 by community-minded volunteers who donated their philanthropic and leadership support to bring the first services of trained, professional nurses to people in need in Attleboro. That enduring legacy of philanthropy is still evident today in all the programs of care provided by Community VNA.

However you chose to give, your gift will help us:

  • provide skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapies, helping patients heal fast and more completely while enjoying the comfort and security of home;
  • add life to the days of hospice patients, as well as free bereavement and grief support programs for their loved ones;
  • serve as a resource for caregivers, family members and loved ones of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia;
  • give seniors something to smile about by providing low-income adults, aged 60 and older, access to quality dental care at greatly reduced costs through our Elder Dental program; and,
  • offer free community education and professional development programs throughout the year.

With your gift, you help us improve well-being and quality of life for the people of our southern Massachusetts region, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay or status of insurance.

We welcome an opportunity to answer questions, or provide additional information to guide your philanthropic goals and intentions. Please contact Jeffrey LaValley, Community Relations and Fund Development Manager, by phone at 1 (800) 220-0110 or by email at development@communityvna.com.

Ways to Give

Online
Make a gift using our secure website donation form by clicking here!
By Phone
Call us toll free at 1 (800) 220-0110 or locally at 1 (508) 222-0118 to make a gift over the phone using your credit card.
By Mail
Make checks payable to Community VNA and send us your gift by mail to:

Development Office
Community VNA
10 Emory Street
Attleboro, MA 02703

What to Give

Cash
Gifts of cash are always the easiest and most popular. Making a donation of cash is as simple as writing a check or authorizing a charge on your credit card. From your standpoint, your contribution is no fuss, no bother, and is put to work immediately by Community VNA.
Vehicle
It’s easy to make a donation to Community VNA while earning yourself a valuable tax deduction! If you have an unwanted vehicle, but don’t want the hassle of having to sell it, consider donating it to Community VNA. If interested, please call our toll-free vehicle donation number 1 (855) 500-RIDE or you can complete your vehicle donation online by clicking here! Your vehicle does not have to be in running condition, and we accept just about any motorized vehicle, including:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • RVs & Campers
  • Boats
  • Farm Equipment
  • Horse Trailers

Stocks or Bonds
Stocks or bonds that have increased in value are among the most popular non-cash assets used for charitable giving. Making a gift of securities (which you have held at least one year) offers you the chance to help us while realizing important benefits for yourself. Please contact us directly for delivery instructions that will allow your gift to be transferred directly to our broker account, maximizing the tax benefits for you. Contact Jeffrey LaValley, Community Relations and Fund Development Manager, by phone at 1 (800) 220-0110 or by email at development@communityvna.com.
Matching Gifts
Some companies match their employees’ personal contributions to qualified charities such as Community VNA. Please check with your employer to see if your company has a matching gifts program. If so, your gift may be doubled or tripled simply by completing a form available from your employer (usually through your Human Resources office) and submitting it to us with your gift. Ask your employer or your spouse’s employer about their matching gift programs.
Bequests
Consider a gift in your will to Community VNA that will extend the good you do beyond your lifetime. Bequests are the most common type of planned gift and the simplest for you to make. Bequests are also extremely important to Community VNA. We rely on bequests to ensure that in the future we can continue to give free care services to the needy, acquire new technology, and create new programs our patients will need.

With a bequest in your will, you can leave a legacy for the future that will cost you nothing right now. Instead, when your gift is received, it will be invested to produce permanent endowment income for the future care-giving needs of Community VNA, and for generations to come – forever. It’s a powerful choice. And it’s not difficult to put in place. The first step is making your wishes and intentions known to your lawyer, who will add a bequest to your will, per your directions.

Sample Bequest Wording:

  • “I ___(your name)__ of ( your town, state, zip___) give, devise and bequeath to Community Visiting Nurse Agency, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) agency, now of 10 Emory St., Attleboro, MA, 02703, the following for its unrestricted use and purpose, or for the following purpose stated here _________________;

Then specify the gift, such as:

  • A specific amount (such as $1,000 or $20,000, or $50,000, etc.)
  • A percentage of a estate (such as 1% or 5% or 50%, etc.)
  • A percentage of the residual of a estate after all other bequests (to children, grandchildren, etc.) have been fulfilled (such as 10% or 50% or 100% of residual)
  • The description of the property to be donated (such as a 2010 Honda Accord, or X shares of XYZ stock)
IRA or Retirement Plan
Thanks to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, the charitable IRA rollover has been extended for 2013. Eligible donors (age 70 & older) can make a gift directly from their retirement funds to an eligible charity like Community VNA, and avoid taxes on the withdrawal of those funds. Contact Jeffrey LaValley, Community Relations and Fund Development Manager, by phone at 1 (800) 220-0110 or by email at development@communityvna.com.

Consider leaving Community VNA a donation of your IRA or retirement plan funds by naming us a beneficiary. Most retirement plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs, are income tax–deferred which means that income tax is due once the funds are distributed; either to you in life, or upon your death, to your heirs. Because taxes are due, retirement funds are among the most costly assets to leave to loved ones because the income taxes on retirement assets you leave to your loved ones can be as high as 35 percent.

However, retirement assets make ideal gifts to tax-exempt charitable organizations such as Community VNA. Donating your retirement assets to a charity upon your death generates no income taxes. Community VNA is a tax-exempt charity and eligible to receive the full amount of your gift with no taxes. You can designate other, non-taxable assets to your loved ones.

To name or change a beneficiary, simply contact the administrator of the IRA or retirement plan for a change of beneficiary form. If you would like to name Community VNA as beneficiary, simply decide what percentage of the plan’s value (0–100 %) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the stated percentage, on the beneficiary form. Then return the form to the administrator of your plan.

Please be sure to seek professional legal or financial advice before deciding who will get what assets in your estate plan, in order to ensure you are designating gifts in the most beneficial way.

Charitable Gift Annuities
You can make a donation using a Charitable Gift Annuity and, in turn, receive a fixed annuity payment each year for life. The older you are when you donate, the higher the interest rate your annuity pays you. Contact Jeffrey LaValley, Community Relations & Fund Development Manager, by phone at 1 (800) 220-0110 or by email at development@communityvna.com.
Volunteer Your Time
Volunteering your time is a wonderful way to benefit the important work of Community VNA. We have volunteer roles for those who would like direct contact with hospice patients and families, as well as options for those wishing to help in other ways, such as with clerical assistance or special event support or helping at our Adult Day Health Centers. Learn more about volunteering by clicking here!

For even more details on volunteering for Community VNA, plus the dates of upcoming Hospice Volunteer training classes, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator toll free at 1 (800) 220-0110 or locally at 1 (508) 222-0118, or by e-mail at volunteer@communityvna.com.

Special Giving Opportunities

Make a Tribute Gift
Gifts made in honor of, or in memory of, a loved one are a unique and special way to celebrate milestone occasions [birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, promotions, retirements], or to celebrate your loved one’s life and memory, all while supporting Community VNA’s mission to provide services and resources that enhance the community’s capacity to achieve optimal health, wellness and quality of life.

Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted and can be designated in honor or in memory of a family member, friend, colleague or special loved one.

Your gift will help us to bring healing and comfort to those in our care.

In addition to an acknowledgement sent to donors, notification of gifts received will be sent to next of kin (or others, as requested) and never disclose the amount of the gift.

Suggested language for memorial tributes (to be included in obituary notices):

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community VNA (or Community VNA Hospice), Attn:  Development Office, 10 Emory Street, Attleboro, MA 02703.

Grateful Patient Program
Details coming soon.
Support our Special Events
The energy and passion for the mission of Community VNA becomes clear the moment you arrive at one of our special events. Offered on an annual basis, each offers opportunities to meet friends old and new who share our mission to provide services and resources that enhance the community’s capacity to achieve optimal health, wellness and quality of life.  Details and registration information can be found on each event page:

Spring Break
Recharge, renew and reconnect with us as we celebrate the season of new beginnings and our mission to enhance the community’s capacity to achieve optimal health, wellness and quality of life. Since 2014, Spring Break has raised nearly $200,000 to support our long-standing tradition of offering free community programs and services, including caregiver and respite support for families of individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias; bereavement and grief support for hospice patients facing life-limiting illnesses; and, education and training opportunities for health care and other professionals.

The afternoon features a delicious Sunday brunch, raffles, a silent auction and more. Additional opportunities to support this event, include:

Tickets  |  Raffle & Auction Donations  |  Sponsorships

5K Run/Walk to Remember
Join us for a morning of good health, good fun and good friends – all for a great cause!

Proceeds benefit Community VNA Hospice and supports our multi-disciplinary Hospice Care team comprised of a medical director, nurses, social workers, spiritual and support staff, and volunteers who work together to provide a continuum of Palliative and Hospice Care Services that addresses physical, emotional, social, spiritual, caregiving, nutritional, safety and other needs of patients facing life-limiting illnesses.

Event features include include:  free t-shirts for the first 100 pre-registrants; prizes; awards; and, raffles.

Additional opportunities to support this event, include:

Registration(s)  |  Raffle & Auction Donations  |  Sponsorships

Amazon Smile
Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know that when you shop using AmazonSmile, the company will donate a half-percent of each purchase to a charity you choose? Now that you know, why not choose the one that has been dedicated to enhancing the health, wellness and quality of life in the communities we serve for more than 100 years?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Community VNA every time you shop – and it comes at no cost to you. It’s a donation made by Amazon in your honor. You just have to select us at Smile.Amazon.com and use Smile.Amazon.com instead of Amazon.com whenever you shop.

At Smile.Amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the work we do.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Visit Smile.Amazon.com. It’s just like shopping on the regular site.
2. Sign in. You can use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.
3. Start shopping. After you’ve chosen us as your charity [Community Visiting Nurse Agency, Inc., based in Attleboro, MA] – your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. Remember, your purchases on the main Amazon.com site do not support us, so please bookmark Smile.Amazon.com for the future.
4. Spread the word. Once you’ve checked out, Amazon makes it easy to spread the news to your friends through Facebook and Twitter. Please be sure to let everyone know you’ve supported Community VNA.

Click Smile.Amazon.com to sign up and start shopping.

Facebook Fundraiser
Donations in lieu of gifts are a special way to celebrate milestone occasions such as a birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, anniversary, promotion, or retirement all while supporting Community VNA’s mission.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your Facebook News Feed. You may need to click See More.
2. Click + Raise Money.
3. Select Nonprofit or Charity.
4. Select Community VNA as your charitable organization of choice, and fill in the fundraiser details, remembering to choose a cover photo.
5. Click Create.