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Legal Designation for Landmines Blow!®

Below is the official legal designation for including Landmines Blow!® in your will, trust, life insurance, retirement plan, or other planned gift.

"Landmines Blow, a not for profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Illinois with its principal office at 680 North Grace Street, Lombard, IL. 60148." 

Landmines Blow’s tax identification number is 20-0059808.

Gift and Estate Planning

Landmines Blow!® strives to provide reliable information to help achieve financial and charitable giving goals.  We encourage you to discuss these plans with your attorney or financial advisor. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in realizing a gift that will enhance your and your loved ones' financial future, as well as provide clean safe water for landmine survivors for future generations.  

Bequests in Your Will or Living Trust

By including Landmines Blow!® in your will, living trust or other estate plan, you will ensure our ability to continue to raise awareness of indiscriminate weapons, assist landmine survivors and provide clean safe water to mine affected communities for years to come. 

There are many ways to leave a bequest to Landmines Blow!®. For example, you may designate that Landmines Blow!® receive a specific dollar amount or asset. You may assign Landmines Blow!® as a beneficiary of a certain percentage of your estate, or even as a contingency beneficiary. You may leave specific bequests to family members and friends, but specify that Landmines Blow!® receive a certain percentage of the remaining estate value. Your bequest to Landmines Blow!® would pass completely free of gift or estate tax. So, every penny can be used for providing clean safe water to landmine survivors, refugees and internally displaced persons.

Gifts that Pay Income

Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Trusts provide income to you and others while providing clean safe water for future generations. 

Life Insurance and Retirement Plan Gifts

Naming Landmines Blow!® a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan is a simple way to make a substantial gift to Landmines Blow’s work. These assets can be an important part of your estate planning, but do not pass through your will. 

Gifts of Stock  

Giving long-term appreciated stock to Landmines Blow!® offers you savings in two ways. First, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of your stock. Second, you receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift.

Remember that you can completely avoid the capital gains tax by making a charitable gift of stock.  Please note, too, that the stock contributed needs to have been held by you for more than 12 months to garner the greatest tax savings.

For more information about how to transfer securities to Landmines Blow!®, please contact our financial advisor.

Jay Edelston
Senior Vice President Wealth Management
Smith Barney
190 South LaSalle Street
Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60603 
312.917.7426 phone
312.917.7450 fax
800.334.2446 toll free

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."
- Rabindranath Tagore
Landmines Blow!® is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory service.  Please contact your attorney or other professional advisor for advice or assistance in specific cases.

American Express:  Membership Rewards and Recurring Donations

Give to Landmines Blow!® by donating with your American Express Card. Donations can be made in dollars or Membership Rewards® points. Your dollar donation is tax deductible and you will receive an e-mail receipt that meets IRS requirements as a record of your contribution. The site also enables you to set up recurring donations to Landmines Blow!®. Plus, you can earn one Membership Rewards point for virtually every dollar you donate on an eligible, enrolled Card. 

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Anti-Discrimination Statement

Landmines Blow!® does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or other legally protected status in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities. 
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