Planned Giving

Naming Zebra Crossings a Beneficiary of Your Will or Trust

Interested in supporting Zebra Crossings but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible, and versatile way to continue our mission for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

A bequest is a gift of personal property such as money, stock or bonds you leave to a nonprofit organization through your will or trust. Donors can specify cash, property, a percentage, or a share of an estate residue or a contingency designation.  A bequest is a gift for the future, which does not affect cash flow now and can create tax savings for your heirs.

Your will designates your beneficiaries and spells out your wishes. The beneficiaries would include your heirs and you can include provisions for charitable organizations as well. If you feel passionately about our mission, it is our hope that you will consider including Zebra Crossings in your plans.

Below is a sample sentence that can be adapted by you and your attorney to meet your specific intentions. You can include a specific item, a specific amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

By including a bequest to Zebra Crossings in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we will be here to provide life-changing opportunities for children with chronic health conditions for generations to come.

Sample Gift Language/Tax ID

Suggested gift language: “I give and bequeath to Zebra Crossings, a New Hampshire non-profit corporation, tax identification number: 80-0456257, with office at 61 Locust Street, Dover, NH 03820, _______________(insert specific dollar amount or % of my estate) in support of its full mission.

We encourage you to talk with a professional advisor such as an attorney, CPA or financial advisor to find the right planned giving option for you and your family.

Stock Gifts and Beneficiary Designations

Are you passionate about Zebra Crossings even after your lifetime? It’s not only possible, it’s easy to do with a beneficiary designation, which identifies how specific assets will be distributed in your memory.

Consider naming Zebra Crossings as a beneficiary to receive assets such as stocks, retirement plans and life insurance policies. You simply fill out a form that is entirely separate from your will—which makes this approach an easy way to give.

Not only is it an easy way to give, but it’s also flexible—you aren’t locked into the choices you make today. You can review and adjust beneficiary designations anytime you want.

Donate Stock 

Donating your stock or other securities supports our mission while providing you with potential tax benefits.

Please notify us in advance of your stock transfers so that we can instruct our broker to accept delivery of your gift and acknowledge it properly for income tax purposes. Send us the Stock Gift Form (PDF) by emailing to [email protected], faxing to (603) 312-2052 or mailing to:

Zebra Crossings

Attn: Astrid Wielens
61 Locust Street

Dover, NH 03820

  1. Inform your broker. Let your broker know that you would like to make a stock gift to Zebra Crossings and provide your broker with the Stock Gift Form (PDF) or the following information:

Broker: Vanguard
Account Name: Zebra Crossings
Account Number: XXX

If you have any questions, please call Astrid at (603) 312-2052 ext. 1

Our Wish List

From yarn to band-aids, Zebra Crossings maintains a list of items that are always handy for our programs. We accept donations of items that will be useful in our day-to-day.

Programs With A Mission

Zebra Crossings’ programs serve various age groups along with parents and siblings. Currently we serve children with asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, JRA, congenital heart defects, hemophilia, severe allergies, skin conditions and autoimmune disorders. 

“Zebra Crossings has given my children a power they never would have learned to unleash. Here, they feel accepted, encouraged and understood. They are taught that what they believe to be their inadequacies, can really be the fire that burns inside of them and makes them a stronger, more courageous, and joyous person. Truly, Zebra Crossings has changed our lives for the better.”

- Thaia Katsos

“I am not sure there are many places where there are such kind, caring people.  It is also a place where others have chronic illnesses, some the same as yours.  It makes it a lot of fun to just talk and relate to someone that you can’t necessarily do at school.”

- Teen participant

“It is an amazing experience to not feel alone in the world. To meet and share some wonderful kid stories has given me and my family so much hope for the future”

- Family Camp Parent

“Before camp my son was embarrassed to go to the nurse. He wouldn’t take meds before gym, and then tried to hide his asthma symptoms and chest/lung pain.” Since camp, my son has been willing to take albuterol before gym class, has been more confident and willing to participate in groups with active outdoor activities.”

- Asthma Camp Parent

“Zebra Crossings is a fun place where you can go and feel safe because they understand how you feel. You get to express yourself and experience all kinds of things and nothing holds you back.”

- Luke, age 10

The efforts of Zebra Crossings are supported by our generous sponsors, both individual and business. Want to join the ranks?

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