Planned Giving

A wise Chinese proverb instructs, “One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade”. At Community Action House we want to be that shade in our community. We know that with each generation, there is an immeasurable capacity to sow hope for years to come.


While alive, we should give of our time, talent, and treasure to help others. When gone, we can only give of our treasure. Continue helping others through planned giving investments.

Effective estate planning usually takes time, thoughtfulness, and legal assistance. Your plan will allow your family to avoid the delay and often needless expenses that occur when a loved one dies without a will. Once you have taken care of your families needs, please consider a thoughtful bequest to Community Action House. Whether it is through a gift of real estate, life insurance, retirement plan assets, a will or trust, stocks, or bonds, your gift will strengthen our ability to continue sowing hope.

To leave a legacy is to be part of the future. Thank you for considering Community Action House as part of your own legacy. For more information, please contact Shelley Shanafelt at (616) 392-2368 or by email.