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A gift in your will

Your Will Can Be a Document That Changes a Life


You can be a friend of domestic violence survivors forever, by making a gift in your will and joining the Millie May Legacy Circle.


Everyone wants to have a life with meaning. Leaving a gift in your will to Helping Hands Against Violence is a once in a life time opportunity, a way to live on. Even after you’re gone, those who struggle to recover from domestic violence will have a place to turn for help. Because of your generosity.


A gift in your will could be the most important charitable gift you’ll ever make.

Benefits of a Gift in Your Will
  • Your gift costs you nothing during your lifetime.

  • You can change your mind anytime.

  • Your gift can remain anonymous if you like.

  • Your gift may provide tax savings.

  • You can leave a gift in honor or memory of someone who inspires you.

  • You will always be remembered as someone whose legacy was empathy and care for survivors of domestic violence.


Many of our supporters leave Helping Hands a gift in their wills so they can give survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault safety, shelter, and hope for years to come.


You can, too.

Here's How it Works:
  • You designate a particular asset or a percentage of your estate to Helping Hands in your will. An attorney can help you do this while creating or changing your will.

  • Your gift comes to Helping Hands after your lifetime. Unrestricted gifts are used to support top priorities for survivors of domestic violence.

  • If you wish to restrict or designate your gift, call us to make sure your gift is used exactly as you wish.

  • You can name Helping Hands Against Violence in your will using this description: "Helping Hands Against Violence, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Oregon, tax ID 93-0756833, business address PO Box 441, Hood River, Oregon, 97031."

Share Your Plans

Have you already made a gift through your will for the future of Helping Hands? If so, please let us know your plans so we can thank you and welcome you to The Millie May Legacy Circle

Meet Millie May Legacy Circle Member Lorrie Wingerd

Lorrie has been on the board of Helping Hands from the very start. Now, she's decided to include Helping Hands in her will, so she can keep doing good long into the future.



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