Planning Your Gift to Catholic Charities

A Legacy of Social Services for Brooklyn and Queens

Making a gift to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens through your will is a powerful way to make a difference.  Your bequest helps ensure that our social services—services that are vital to those among us who are poor, hungry, elderly, isolated, and disabled—will be there when they are needed.

Making a bequest from a will or a living trust is very simple.  You do not have to rewrite your will or trust documents.  You simply add an amendment, called a codicil, to your will or trust documents.  For your convenience, we have provided some language that your attorney may review:

“I give, devise and bequeath to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, the sum of _______ dollars ($_____) for the benefit of its general support (or specify the specific program you wish to support).”

Instead of naming a specific amount, you may state a percentage of your estate, a percentage of the remainder of the estate after you have provided for your heirs.

If you have questions or would like further assistance, please contact Lucy Garrido-Mota, Associated Director of Development at:

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
191 Joralemon Street, 12 FL
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718-722-6211

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