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.

No matter what you choose to give, remember that your gift will help us provide high quality care including home healthcare, hospice and palliative care, adult day health care, and community health & wellness programs. With your gift, you help us improve health, well-being and quality of life for the people of our southern Massachusetts region.

For more information on donations, 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.

Reasons to Give

Make a Memorial Gift
Gifts in memory of, or in honor of someone special are a meaningful way to express how much friends and family mean to us. Your gift helps us to continue a legacy of caring for the community into the future.

We will inform the honoree or the next of kin of your tribute gift, although we do not mention the gift amount. Your gift can be made for general support of our agency’s caring work, or directed to a specific program or purpose.

Make a Sustaining Gift
When you respond to our annual appeal mailings, remember that your donations help sustain our mission of care by supporting and underwriting the true costs of providing comprehensive, high quality care for all patients in need.
Support our Special Events

Spring Break

Held each April, our Spring Break luncheon offers an opportunity to recharge, renew and reconnect after what can often be a long New England winter. The afternoon also features good food, good fun (entertainment and raffles), and good company all for a good cause! Each year, we highlight one of our primary service areas or programs (our Free Care Fund and Alzheimer’s Assistance Program are just a couple of recent examples), with proceeds from the event benefiting out patients and families in the communities we serve.

Save the Date!
Spring Break 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Lake Pearl Luciano’s
299 Creek Street, Wrentham, MA

Check back for additional details in early 2018.

5K Run/Walk to Remember

Join us for a morning of fun, friends and fitness! The Run/Walk to Remember is a USATF-NE certified, 5K (3.1 miles) course that is mostly flat and runs along a loop through the town of North Attleboro. The Run/Walk steps off from town hall, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA. Held each August, funds raised support Community VNA’s Hospice and Palliative Care programs.

Save the Date!
16th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Remember
Sunday, August 5, 2018
North Attleboro Town Hall
North Attleboro, MA

Check back in May 2018 for additional details.

Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving


Each fall, Community VNA invites families and friends to share in this celebration of love and remembrance for our Hospice and Palliative Care patients, community members, relatives and all loved ones who have died. Our interfaith service honors the life and memory of loved ones and features music, candle lighting, and readings followed by a reception with refreshments.

Tree of Life & Remembrance Lighting Ceremony

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A seasonal favorite, Community VNA’s annual Tree of Life & Remembrance Lighting Ceremony is held in early December to remember friends and family and welcome the holiday season. Gifts made add silver stars with the names of loved ones to our holiday memorial tree and help support the compassionate care given by the Hospice and Palliative Care Program of Community VNA. Tree Of Life And Remembrance Lighting Ceremony