Planned Giving and Bequests

Plan a gift that sustains future generations

As a supporter of Care for Real, you have shown your compassion and concern for others. You can continue to make a positive impact well into the future by becoming a member of Care for Real’s Legacy Society, those individuals who have included Care for Real in their estate plans. 

Through a bequest, life insurance, trust, IRA or other planned giving arrangements, you will guarantee that we can continue our work to support the vulnerable in our community with food, clothing and other services.

Making a Bequest
A bequest is a basic charitable planned gift that is free of estate and other taxes. Bequests can be made for a specific dollar amount, for a percentage of your total estate or for a percentage of the amount of your estate that remains after specifics bequests have been made.  

Sample bequest language is as follows: 

I give $_______ to Care for Real, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to be used for general operations.  


I give ______% of the residue of my estate to Care for Real, a sec. 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to be used for general operations.

Although these simple statements often are sufficient, it’s best to contact your attorney or financial advisor when making any changes to your will.     

Other Types of Planned Giving
Such gifts may include life insurance or annuity policies, trusts, IRA rollovers and tax-deferred retirement plans. Please contact your financial advisor, insurance company or retirement plan administrator for details on how to donate these assets.
They will need the following information:

Legal Name: Care for Real, Inc.
Incorporation: Illinois
Federal Tax ID Number: 27-196230

Please Let Us Know Your Plans
We would like to properly acknowledge your generosity and recognize you as a member of our Legacy Society. Be assured that all gift and bequest amounts and associated details are strictly confidential.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Gregory Gross, Care for Real’s Executive Director, at or 773.769.6182.