Planned Giving


Edgar J. Helms* Legacy Society Members Impact Lives Through Planned Giving


Through planned giving, such as a charitable bequest in your will or living trust, you can ensure that Goodwill is able to help people reach their fullest potential for years to come.

Your support of Goodwill’s mission will make a lasting impression.  Your planned giving support will have an impact on the lives of individuals and families throughout the New River, Roanoke, and Shenandoah Valleys of Virginia who need the assistance of Goodwill’s training and employment programs.  Goodwill programs:

  • enable our neighbors to be more independent
  • create a stronger workforce
  • build better communities

The Edgar J. Helms Legacy Society provides lifetime recognition for those individuals who have made a commitment to Goodwill through their estate or other planned giving decisions.

*Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist Minister, founded Goodwill in 1902.


Sample Bequest Language

“I give, devise, and bequeath Goodwill Industries of the Valleys headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, the sum of $_______ (or description of the specific asset), for its general purposes.”


Helpful Resources:

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Internal Revenue Service

For more information on supporting Goodwill through a monetary donation or Planned Giving please email or call (540) 581.0620 ext. 1184.