Legacy Giving

Legacy Giving

Guy RodgersAt Christian Care, we proudly stand as a continuing legacy left by our founder, Guy Rodgers.  In 1916, Guy established the Rock Island Rescue Mission for men, women, and children in need of a warm meal, basic living necessities, and a temporary place to stay.  For nine years, Guy operated the Rescue Mission out of several locations, all in Rock Island.  In 1925, he settled the mission at 2210 Third Avenue and continued his life’s vocation until his retirement in 1954.  In 2004, the mission moved to its current location of 2209 Third Avenue in Rock Island.

From our humble beginnings as the Rock Island Rescue Mission, to the organization we are today, Christian Care is helping to improve the lives of those in our local and surrounding communities who are experiencing homelessness, struggling with mental illness and substance abuse, transitioning out of the prison system, and veterans.

Continue your legacy with a heartfelt donation given directly to Christian Care that will forever continue your desire to help those experiencing homelessness in our community. It may be a gift in your will, real estate, life insurance or even your required minimum distribution from your IRA.

Christian Care is a 501c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Our EIN is 36-3146523. To get a copy of our IRS forms, click here.

Wills & Bequeaths

A meaningful legacy gift can be made by listing Christian Care as a beneficiary of your will using the following language: 

“I give the sum of $___ (or the rest, residue or remainder of my estate) to Christian Care with its principal office in Rock Island, IL., or its successors, for general purposes, without restrictions.”

Legal Name: Christian Care
Address: 2209 3rd Avenue
P.O. Box 4176
Rock Island, IL 61204-4176
Federal Tax ID #: 36-3146523

Donating Stocks & Other Securities

A charitable contribution of appreciated securities – such as stocks, bonds, and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time – is one of the most tax-efficient ways to give.

This method of giving has become increasingly popular in recent years because of two key advantages:

1.  Any appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to a public charity and a tax deduction may be taken for the full fair market value of the securities – up to 30% of the donor’s adjusted gross income.

2.  Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply.  The more appreciation the securities have, the greater the tax savings will  be.

Stock Donation Instructions
If you hold shares in a brokerage account, you may request that your broker transfer shares electronically via the Depository Trust Company (DTC).  Please provide your broker with the following information to transfer shares to Christian Care via DTC:

Firm:  TD Ameritrade, Inc.
DTC Number:  0188
Account Name:  Christian Care
Account Number:  491108549

Life Insurance

Christian Care may be named as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing policy – especially a policy that is no longer essential to your financial goals.  In this situation, premiums on the policy you pay become tax deductible.

IRA, 401(K), 403(b), or Other Qualified Retirement Plan Asset

A donor may leave a legacy using these assets simply by naming Christian Care as a beneficiary.  Since these assets are often subject to both estate and income taxes, there is a benefit to prioritizing them for charitable purposes.

Charitable IRA Rollover
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you may request that your IRA plan administrator transfer a specific dollar amount (up to $100,000) directly from your account to Christian Care.  Such a gift will count towards your required minimum distribution, and can be deducted from your federal gross income resulting in possible tax savings.