Leave a Legacy

Through planned giving, your legacy as an advocate against domestic abuse lives on for many years.

For 40 years HAWC has provided abuse survivors with the services and programs they need to rebuild their lives. Through planned giving, you ensure that your legacy as a domestic abuse advocate lives on for many years. Consider consulting with a financial advisor or attorney to structure your planned giving.

Make a charitable bequest

A simple, flexible way to make a lasting difference is through a charitable bequest. Any size or amount of cash, appreciated securities, tangible personal property, and closely held stock can be gifted to HAWC through your will or trust without costing you funds while you’re alive. Because a charitable bequest gives you complete control over your assets at all times, you can change your gift at any point. By making a charitable bequest, you receive lawful tax deductions for your gift’s full value and ensure that HAWC will hold your final act of generosity in high esteem.

Charitable bequests: What you need to know

Legal Name: Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC)
Address: 27 Congress Street, Suite 204, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Federal Tax ID Number: 042-655-367

Contact us to learn more or call 978-744-2299 x313.



Charitable Remainder Trust

Receive a potential income stream and a tax break while also donating generously to HAWC by creating a charitable remainder trust.

You can create a charitable remainder trust in three steps. First, transfer cash, securities, or appreciated properties to a trust. The trust then pays a percentage of those assets back to you or your designated beneficiaries. Finally, when the trust terminates at the end of your life or a custom time period, the leftover assets go to HAWC.

By creating a charitable remainder trust, you receive an immediate income tax deduction and payments for the rest of your life or a custom time period while paying no up-front capital gains tax on donated assets. Most importantly, you join HAWC’s 40-year legacy, and your name will be held in high esteem for years after you’re gone.

All your gifts go directly to developing educational programs for the community and providing necessary resources for domestic abuse survivors. By contributing to HAWC, you help save thousands of women, children, men, and nonbinary people experiencing abuse. Learn more about how you can live on as a domestic abuse advocate by contacting HAWC today.

All non-benefited charitable donations are tax-deductible as permitted by U.S. law. Each donation made receives an acknowledgment letter that serves as a tax receipt. HAWC is authorized by the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General to engage in fundraising activities. Our tax exemption number is: 042-655-367.

Contact us to learn more or call 978-744-2299 x313.