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A Community Response to Family Homelessness

Planned and Estate Giving

How You Can Help?:

Give a gift that will aid the future of the Family Promise program by making a planned gift!  This is an amazing option of support that leaves a lasting legacy for families in need of support for years to come. Supporting Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region with a gift from your estate is straightforward, and provides the resources to safeguard and uplift the people of our community in dire need – that will continue far into the future.

We invite you to become a Planned Giving Supporter of FPHCR, a very special group of people who are uniquely dedicated to helping our community’s families get through life’s tough times and help them get them back to being productive members of our community!  These gifts include naming Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region in a Will, Trust, Life Insurance or Retirement Account as a beneficiary. It also includes donors who wish to make gifts of stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Planned giving methods help maximize the personal benefits of charitable giving and also allow individuals to make gifts they might not have thought possible. Many Planned Giving supporters add value to their personal giving by taking advantage of tax laws that encourage philanthropy.


Types of Giving Beyond Your Own Lifetime

Bequest in a Will

Bequests are one of the simplest, yet most effective forms of making a planned gift. You can easily include Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region in your Will, and doing so may qualify your estate for an income tax deduction. Funding is provided for programs that we offer to those in our community in most need of quality shelter, meals and support.

Recommended Language to name Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region as a Beneficiary within your Will (note – this is NOT official wording to use in your Will or estate planning.  Please discuss with your legal professional!):

Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region
PO Box 292
Lemoyne, PA 17043

I give, devise and bequeath to Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region, Pennsylvania, USA, fully incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the sum of $________ or a ____ % of my residuary estate. I direct that this gift be used to support the programmatic costs, works and physical structure upkeep of Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region residence.

Life Insurance

Existing or new policies may be used, and premium payments may be deducted as gifts. Income tax deduction may be applied for the value of policy when transferred and an estate and income tax deduction could be possible. Proceeds of the life insurance policy can be used to help support our programs and pay for materials that support the families that use our services.

A Retirement Plan (IRA, Keogh ) offers possible estate and income tax savings, leaving potentially significant funds to support Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region’s programs to assist our many families in need.

Charitable Remainder Trust

  • Fixed or variable income
  • Income can be deferred
  • Estate and income tax deduction possible upon the death of the last surviving beneficiary, remaining assets benefit our works.

Gifts of Stock, Bonds or other Securities

Gifts of appreciated Securities, Stocks, Bonds or Mutual Fund Shares may provide:

  • Income tax deduction when transferred
  • Avoid capital gains tax on securities’ appreciation

Please contact our Development Office at 717-737-1100 and to notify us of the intention to transfer of gifts of stock or securities.



Your support means a great deal to us and to the future of the services we can provide to our friends and neighbors in need in our local community.

If you have already included Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region as a beneficiary of your estate, please let us know so we can thank you for your generosity and foresight and ensure your gift is administered according to your wishes. All correspondence regarding these giving opportunities will be held in strictest confidence – but in the highest of appreciation

l’ll do anything I can do to help out the program after what you all did for me! Thank you so much – we couldn’t have turned our lives around without Family Promise!

— Desiree