Planned Giving

Yokefellow is primarily funded by individuals and churches in the community, and today's economy has prompted more families than ever before to turn to Yokefellow for assistance.

Over the years, estate gifts have been an important source of funding and have helped bridge the gap between the cost of providing food, emergency assistance and shelter for our neighbors in crisis and what is received through Yokefellow’s annual donations and fundraising efforts. Legacy gifts have also been designated to help with needed capital expenditures and ongoing major expenses of our ministry center. If you do establish a legacy gift for Yokefellow, please let us know; you do not need to reveal an amount of the support.

It’s a common myth that you have to be extremely wealthy to leave a generous gift. The truth is, every household can create special memorial gifts to honor loved ones in their lives. After a lifetime of devoting time and love to the care of others, a generous "forever gift" helps Yokefellow continue to help our neighbors in need.

Memorial Gifts

Another way to support Yokefellow is thorugh memorial gifts. By requesting memorials be made to Yokefellow in your loved one’s obituary, you are helping to make sure Yokefellow can continue to support the community for years to come. Memorial gifts also entitle your loved one’s estate to a federal estate tax charitable deduction.

Caldwell County Yokefellow, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

 

LEOS' Wish List

Yokefellow operates the Lenoir Emergency Outreach Shelter, known as LEOS, in partnership with the City of Lenoir.

  • Individually wrapped breakfast items
  • Disposable plastic ponchos
  • Tall kitchen garbage bags
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Styrofoam cups
  • Plastic utensils (forks, spoons, knives)
  • Pine-Sol® disinfectant (large bottle; lavender scent)
  • Equate® body wash (large bottle)
  • Liquid clothes detergent (large bottle)
  • 3 oz. Dixie cups
  • Individually wrapped snacks

Call LEOS at 828-726-3634 if you have questions, and because this list changes from time to time, please check back frequently. Thank you!