Not only are gifts of stock, bonds or mutual funds greatly appreciated at BSA, but it may help
you avoid paying capital gain taxes as well as receiving an income tax deduction on the full
market value of your gift.
Please contact our Interim-Executive Director, Laura Stokes-Gray (email) at 312-236-0808 or for further information or to complete this transaction.
Remembering Blind Service Association in your will or living trust is a way to honor BSA, its
clients and its future. Bequests to Blind Service Association may include cash, securities, real
estate and personal property such as valuable collections, art and jewelry.
There are various ways to set up your bequest.
This is a specific dollar amount, percentage of the estate or property to be bequeathed.
Suggested language for a specific bequest in your will may read "I give and bequest
to Blind Service Association, 17 N. State Street #1050, Chicago, Illinois 60602, FEIN
#36-2240484 the sum of $_________ to be used for general purposes (or state a specific program)."
This is the residuary or left-over property remaining in the estate after all the specific
gifts notified in the will were made and expenses have been paid off.
Suggested language for a residuary bequest in your will may read "I give the residuary
and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to Blind Service Association, 17 N.
State Street #1050, Chicago, Illinois 60602, FEIN #36-2240484 for its general purposes
(or state a specific program)."
This allows you to leave the portion of your estate to Blind Service Association only if
your named beneficiary does not survive you.
Suggested language for a contingency bequest may read "In the case where my (name
of beneficiary) does not survive me, I bequeath my residual estate to Blind Service
Association, 17 N. State Street, #1050, Chicago, Illinois 60602, FEIN #36-2240484 for
its general purposes (or state a specific program)."
To help defray the costs of office supplies or other essentials at Blind Service Association, your
support with the following in kind donations are greatly appreciated. This is an example of items on our wish list.
Please contact BSA staff for details, as this this list is updated on a regular basis.
- DISPOSABLE FACE MASKS
- DISINFECTANT WIPES
- LATEX OR VINYL GLOVES, LARGE
- 8OZ HAND SANITIZER
- PAPER TOWELS
- OFFICE SUPPLIES:
- USB FLASH DRIVES 4GB OR BETTER
- 8.5" BY 11" COPY PAPER (500 COUNT REAM)
- 8.5" BY 11 1/2" CARD STOCK PAPER
- FOREVER POSTAGE STAMPS
- NATURAL OR ORGANIC CLEANING SUPPLIES
- BUBBLE MAILERS
- GIFT CARDS
You can honor or remember family and friends with a meaningful gift to Blind Service
Association by sending a personalized calligraphed tribute card for birthdays, anniversaries,
special occasions and memorials.
To make a gift please call the office at 312-236-0808 or download the on-line form and send to: Blind Service Association, 17 N. State Ste. 1050 Chicago, IL 60602.