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Planned Giving

For more than 40 years, Operation Kindness has been working to save the lives of homeless pets in North Texas. Together with supporters like you, we've found forever homes for more than 105,000 pets.

By making a gift to Operation Kindness through your will, trust, or other financial plan, you can help save the lives of more pets in our community.

When you make a plan for charitable giving in your estate planning, you can rest assured that you are providing for the charities that matter most to you. The Operation Kindness Development Director, Nikki Walker, would love to talk to you about opportunities for charitable giving that can support our mission. Please contact us by phone at 972-428-3820 or by email.

Legal Name: Operation Kindness of Garland

Tax ID#: 75-1553350

Bequest Language: "I give to Operation Kindness, located in Carrollton, TX, (the sum of $___)(all or ___percent of my residual estate) to be used for its general purposes."




Will or Trust


Making a gift to Operation Kindness through your will or revocable living trust is an easy and flexible way to save the lives of homeless pets for years to come. Have you already named Operation Kindness in your will or trust? Please let us know your plans. We'd like to thank you for joining us in our mission.

There are several ways you can make a gift through your will or trust:

Specific gift: You describe exactly what kind of gift you want to leave to a specific individual or organization and the designated source. If you want to leave a particular dollar amount from a specific source or a particular item (such as a piece of property), this is the type of bequest you would use.Example: Mary states in her will: "I leave $100,000 to my son, John. I leave $50,000 to Operation Kindness."

Resiuary gift: This type of bequest is honored after all other bequests have been made and all debts, expenses, and taxes have been paid. Example: Mary states in her will: "I give all the rest, residue, and remainer of my real and personal estate to Operation Kindness."

Contingent gift: This type of bequest is fulfilled if certain conditions are met. For example, if your primary beneficiary does not survive you, you can indicate your next choice through a contingent bequest. Example: John states in his will: "I give all the rest, residue and remainder of my real and personal estate to my wife, mary, if she survives me; if not, then 50% in equal shares to my children who survive me nad 50 percent to Operation Kindness.


Beneficiary Designations


Some supporters prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using IRAs and retirement plans, life insurance policies, and commercial annuities. It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift:
  • Contact your retirement plan administration, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficary form.
  • Decide what percentage you would like Operation Kindness to receive and name us on the beneficiary form
  • Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.

Charitable Remainder Trust


If you have built a sizable estate and also are looking for ways to receive reliable payments, consider a charitable remainder trust. These types of gifts may offer you tax benefits and the option for income. There are two ways to receive payments and each has its own benefits:

The annuity trust pays you, each year, the same dollar amount you choose at the start. Your payments stay the same, regardless of fluctuations in trust investments.
The unitrust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. The amount of your payments is redetermined annually. If the value of the trust increases, so do your payments. If the value decreases, however, so will your payments.


IRA Charitable Rollover


If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit Operation Kindness and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.