Do you need clinical
care after a hospitalization?
WE CAN HELP
Is it a taxing effort to get to your doctor or therapist?
WE CAN HELP
Would you rather stay in your home and still receive professional care?
WE CAN HELP
Do you need Private Duty Services? Contact our affiliate VNA Support Services
WE CAN HELP
Ways to Help

A visit to a hospice patient by a volunteer, getting the groceries for a family who can't get out because of an impending death in the family, helping patients create a memory book, sending donations for a variety of programs that help people who can't pay for care---these are some of the ways you can help.

Volunteering

Volunteers started community health. There are many opportunities to help, even on a short-term basis. If you are interested in our volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 401-574-4900.

Donating

Gifts in Memory or Honor of a Friend or Loved One

Online Donation: Donate Now.

By personal check to the VNA of Rhode Island:

Mail check with a note about who you want to remember or honor. Send the check to the address below. If you wish to purchase a leaf for our Memory Tree, with the name of your loved one engraved on the leaf, please contact Rick at 401-575-4952.

Organizational/Corporate Gifts

Online Donation: Donate Now.

By personal check to the VNA of Rhode Island:
Mail check to the address below:

In-Kind Donation: Call Rick in the Development office at 401-574-4952 to inquire about making an in-kind donation.

To learn more about VNA, including our most recent legal and financial documents, click here.

Underwriting Opportunities

If you are interested in underwriting opportunities for future events, please contact Rick in the Development office at 401-574-4952.

Address for Donations

Development Department
VNA of Rhode Island
475 Kilvert Street
Warwick, RI 02886

Bequests or Planned Gifts

Sample Language for a Deferred Gift to the VNA

Deferred gifts of all types and amounts are an important source of support for VNA. Such gifts provide needed funds to enable VNA to provide services to the sick, disabled and dying people who depend upon us for quality healthcare services.

For your guidance, and that of your legal and financial advisors, please note the following:

For the VNA of Rhode Island, the sole agent authorized to receive private gifts from estates is the "VNA, Inc" (legal title). Please use this title ) when naming VNA as a beneficiary of a deferred, planned gift or a bequest.

Below is the language for a bequest to VNA................................

Outright Bequest

"I give, devise and bequeath to VNA, Inc, the sum of ____________ dollars (and/or the following described property ____________) to be used: (e.g., for its general purposes, to establish an endowed fund, or for a specific program or purpose decided upon in advance in consultation with a qualified VNA representative)."

Bequest of Residuary Estate

"All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal property of whatever kind and wheresoever situated, which I may own or have the right to dispose of at the time of my death including any lapsed devises and bequests, I give, devise, and bequeath to VNA, Inc, to be used for:"

Bequest of Percent of Residuary Estate

"All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal property of whatever kind and wheresoever situated, which I may own or have the right to dispose of at the time of my death including any lapsed devises and bequests, I give, devise, and bequeath as follows: (1) To VNA, Inc, __________ percent, to be used for:"

Contingent Bequest

"In the case of the failure or lapse of any legacy or devise herein such that the property so bequeathed or devised would otherwise pass by intestacy (absence of a will), I give, devise and bequeath any such failed or lapsed legacy or devise to The Visiting Nurse Association Foundation of Texas, to be used for:"

Creating Life Income Gifts In Your Will

It is possible to create in your will certain gift/investment arrangements, which provide income for a dependent or friend before VNA would benefit. These documents are too lengthy to include here, but please ask us for a sample charitable gift annuity agreement or charitable remainder trust agreement if you or your attorney would care to have them.
A final suggestion: No one can anticipate the changes and developments that may occur at VNA in the future. In order to ensure that your bequest will always be of maximum use to VNA, we ask that you consider including a "saving clause" in your will. Such a clause might read as follows:
"If at any time, at the discretion of the Board of Directors of VNA, Inc. this bequest shall no longer be necessary for the stated purpose, the Directors shall have the authority to designate its use for another purpose that closely carries out my original intention."

Other Information

The VNA of Rhode Island is a qualifying IRS 501 (c) (3) charitable non-profit organization. Please call Rick Leduc in our Development Department for information and to discuss bequests or life income gifts.

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