Planned Giving

The Best Way to help animals in need

By making a planned gift to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, you are extending a commitment to in-need animals beyond your own lifetime. Your gift will leave a long-lasting impact on the dogs and cats in our community and help ensure they receive the highest quality care and shelter they deserve. This type of gift also enables WARL to achieve long-term financial stability and sustainability.

When you make a Commitment:

Whether you choose to have your planned gift start working today, or defer it until later, there are many ways you can make a difference. Planned gifts include:

  • Bequests by Will or Trust
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Gifts of Assets
  • Endowment Fund
  • Stock Sharing

You may also name the Worcester Animal Rescue League as a beneficiary to your:

  • Life Insurance Policies
  • Retirement Plans (including IRA’s)
  • Annuities

Make an enduring commitment to the animals of Central Massachusetts. Make a planned gift today.


On behalf of everyone at The Worcester Animal Rescue League, we are deeply grateful for your kindness and generosity. Please contact me at [email protected] or 508-853-0030 Ext. 5 to discuss how your gift can help further our mission.

~ Kristin Mullins, Executive Director



Compassion Beyond Your Lifetime: Gifts from Your Estate

What mattered to you most in your life?

How will you continue to show your care after you are gone?

What will your legacy be?

For many of us, animals played an important role in our lives. They were our friends, our comfort, our playmates, our joy. Our animals made us better people and we are grateful.
By making a gift from your estate –also known as “planned giving”— you ensure that future generations of animals will have the same care and compassion that you showed yours and that they deserve.

IMPACT is great.
Many of us are able to make gifts from our estate assets that are much larger than we could make when we were alive. Your impact on the lives of animals can be greater than you ever hoped for.

IMPACT is forever.
Most planned gifts left to WARL add to the endowment where they continue to grow over time. Annual distributions on that growth go directly to the animals in helping to keep them safe, fed, warm, healthy and loved.

IMPACT is simple.
Making a gift of your estate can be very easy.

  • Add Worcester Animal Rescue League as a beneficiary in your will with some simple language.
  • Add Worcester Animal Rescue League as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy or retirement plans such as 401(k), IRA or annuity. Our tax ID# is: 04-2133247
  • There are other forms of “planned giving” that we would be happy to discuss. Some even offer you income while you are still alive.

On behalf of the animals –of today and tomorrow—thank you for your kindness and generosity. Please contact me at [email protected] or 508-853-0030 x5 to discuss how a planned gift can make your compassion your legacy.