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Why Give?

Nora’s Home depends on the generosity of our community to help sustain and advance our mission. Families staying at Nora’s Home are asked to pay a small fee per night in exchange for their room, communal kitchen, living room areas, laundry facilities, educational resources, secure parking and free shuttle service to the medical center.

Funds raised are used to offset the difference between the actual operating cost and the amount families can afford to pay. In addition, your donation provides financial support to those families who are unable to pay even the minimal nightly fee.

Every dollar you contribute, no matter the size, helps Nora’s Home to fulfill its mission.

Most gifts are tax-deductible and all gifts directly impact our entire family at Nora’s Home. Thank you for making a difference!

Welcome Home Annual Fund

Nora’s Home depends on the generosity of our community to help sustain and advance our mission. Families staying at Nora’s Home are asked to pay a small fee per night in exchange for their room, communal kitchen, living room areas, laundry facilities, educational resources, secure parking and free shuttle service to the medical center.

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Join the Club!

Become a member of the Sunflower Club and help spread joy in our home by making a monthly recurring gift!

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Leave Your Mark

An engraved brick in the entryway of Nora’s Home is the perfect tribute for your loved one or friend.

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Legacy Giving

Planned gifts are a thoughtful way to provide for the future needs of Nora’s Home, and allow you to direct your legacy toward what is meaningful to you. Gifts may be unrestricted (to be used for the highest and best use at Nora’s Home when received) or restricted to a specific area where you wish to make impact.

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Special Events

From a day on the golf course to donning your best dress at our gala, we hope you consider being a part of the special events that make Nora’s Home!

Gala

Each spring Nora’s Home supporters gather for a night on the town! The night consists of a five-star dining experience at the Post Oak Hotel, live entertainment, dancing, and both silent and live auctions. All proceeds support the Adopt-A-Family program.

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Golf Classic

Every fall our general contractor, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., hosts a tournament to raise funds for the Adopt-A-Family program. Sponsorships and teams are filled from construction, medical, and hotel communities all showing their support of the mission of Nora’s Home.

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Other Ways to Give

Gifts of Cash

A donation of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift to Nora’s Home. You can make an immediate impact on our mission of supporting transplant patients and their families and take a charitable income tax deduction at the same time!

Mail your Gift to:

8300 El Rio Street

Houston, TX 77054

In-Kind Donations

Nora’s Home can always consider in-kind donations of useful, practical items that would benefit or enhance a guest’s stay at the home. Think of the items you use at your home and we could probably use them here! Please contact us if you something in mind! You can fill out the In-Kind Form to accompany your donation.

Gifts of Stock

Donating gifts of appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to Nora’s Home.

Benefits of gifts of stocks and bonds:

  • Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock
  • Receive a charitable income tax deduction
  • Further our mission today

 

How to make a gift of stock:

By electronic transfer: Please contact us for instructions on how you can transfer stock from your brokerage or investment account to Nora’s Home. You can fill out the Gift of Securities Form

Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support Nora’s Home. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, donors receive an immediate tax deduction and recommend grants from the fund over time. Contact us if you are recommending a grant.

Matching Gifts

Make an impact with your donation! Many companies will match employee donations, often doubling the gift and even tripling. Inquire with your employer’s human resources department to see if your gift to Nora’s Home qualifies.

IRA Charitable Rollover Gifts (Qualified Charitable Distribution)

Individuals over the age of 70 ½ may make a contribution by directing part of their Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) charitably. Supporters may send up to $100,000 per year as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), thereby potentially reducing tax liability even if they do not itemize. Please contact your tax advisor and administrator of your IRA for details.

Bequest

An easy way to include Nora’s Home in your legacy plans is to include a bequest in your will or trust. Bequests can be made both to individuals as well as nonprofit organizations, and can be made for a specific amount, a percentage of your estate, or for the residual (remainder) of your estate.

To include Nora’s Home in your plans, we recommend you provide the following language to your attorney:

“I hereby give, devise, and bequeath (dollar amount, percentage, or specific asset) to Nora’s Gift Foundation, a nonprofit organization located at 8300 El Rio, Houston, TX 77054, Federal Tax ID #62-1763895, for the general use and purpose of Nora’s Home.”

If you would like to restrict your bequest for a specific purpose, such as our endowment, please contact the Foundation Office at giving@norashome.org or (832) 831-3720 to discuss and ensure our organization is able to use your gift for the intended purpose.

Please fill out this Planned Giving Declaration of Intent form when you are ready to start the process.

Giving through Retirement Accounts

Legacy gifts from retirement accounts, such as Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) or 401(k)s, are a way to include Nora’s Home in your plans. By contacting the administrator of your retirement account to include us as a beneficiary, the portion designated to benefit Nora’s Home will pass to our nonprofit organization tax-free when your estate is realized.

Beneficiary designations can often be changed online with your administrator and updated at any time; you may name individuals and nonprofits as primary or contingent beneficiaries for the percentages you desire.

Please specifically list Nora’s Gift Foundation and Tax ID 62-1763895 when updating your beneficiaries with your administrator. Additionally, please contact our Foundation Office at giving@norashome.org or (832) 831-3720 to discuss the purpose of your future gift, as you are not able to designate this information with your account administrator.

Additionally, if your account is subject to Required Minimum Distributions, did you know you can distribute up to $100k per year to nonprofit organizations to lower your taxable income? A Qualified Charitable Distribution, also known as an IRA Charitable Rollover, can provide benefits to you, even if you do not itemize your tax return. Please contact your account administrator with the information above to make your contribution.

Please fill out this Planned Giving Declaration of Intent form when you are ready to start the process.

Naming Opportunities

Nora’s Home has numerous opportunities to name rooms and areas around the home. Please give us a call to share your thoughts and making a lasting impression on the walls of the home.

Gifts of Insurance

Like legacy gifts from retirement accounts, insurance beneficiary designations are a way to include Nora’s Home in your plans. Simply contact the administrator of your insurance policy to include us as a beneficiary. Beneficiary designations can often be changed online with your administrator and updated at any time; you may name individuals and nonprofits as primary or contingent beneficiaries for the percentages you desire.

Please specifically list Nora’s Gift Foundation and Tax ID 62-1763895 when updating your beneficiaries with your provider. Additionally, please contact our Foundation Office at giving@norashome.org or (832) 831-3720  to discuss the purpose of your future gift, as you are not able to designate this information with your provider.

Additionally, Nora’s Home accepts gifts of insurance policy ownership. Nora’s Gift Foundation must be named as both beneficiary and irrevocable owner of the policy; if the policy is not paid in full, we will discuss plans for future premium payments will be discussed in consideration of your donation. Please contact our Development staff if you are interested in learning more about this type of gift.

Please fill out this Planned Giving Declaration of Intent form when you are ready to start the process.

Amazon Smile

Log in to smile.amazon.com and select Nora’s Gift Foundation as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the home.

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Wish List

Nora’s Home has created a Wish List for items to help make a home, a home. From pantry items to household cleaning supplies and hygiene products, we are happy to take donations to serve our guests.

Check out our Wish List!

Other

Want to donate in a way not listed? Contact us at giving@norashome.org or at (832) 962-8065 for other types of unique donations we can receive.

"You are truly giving a lifegiving gift. Your sacrifice is to be commended and your gift is helping others more than you might ever know." - Eddye (Burkeville, TX)