Learn about Recovery Café Membership

Leaving Your Legacy

A planned gift to Recovery Café saves lives. Each time one of our Members gains the stability to find housing, get a job, go back to school, or simply feel secure enough to be loved and known, your generosity and impact is felt and remembered. A planned gift is a meaningful way to show your support and appreciation for Recovery Café and our mission while accommodating your own personal, financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals.

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, you can use FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating your will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes. You can use this resource on its own, or use it to document your wishes before finalizing your plans with an attorney.

Have you already included a gift in your will or trust? Please fill out this form to let us know! We would love to thank you for your generosity. By informing us of your planned gift, you allow Recovery Café to plan for a successful and impactful future.

Non-probate assets

Do you have an IRA, 401(k), life-insurance policy, or any other assets not included in your will? If so, these are called non-probate assets and you must plan your beneficiaries for them separately. You can use this online tool to make your plans and designate us as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets.

Those who choose to leave a legacy gift to Recovery Café become part of Emmy’s Legacy Giving Circle. Created in 2024 to commemorate our 20th anniversary, Emmy’s Legacy Giving Circle honors longtime Recovery Café champion and supporter Emmy Neilson. Read more about Emmy’s Legacy Giving Circle here.


We encourage you to seek professional estate planning and financial advice to help decide the best way to give.

Learn More

  • Email: Gina@recoverycafe.org
  • Phone: 206-374-8731×143
  • Meet: Your financial or estate adviser
  • Complete this form:

Legacy Giving Contact


Sample Bequest Language (if you prefer to use FreeWill’s online tool that will guide you through the process of creating your will or trust for free, go here).

  • General Bequest: I give, devise, and bequeath to NAME OF CHARITY/LOCATION the sum of $___ (or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of NAME OF CHARITY and its general purposes.
  • Specific Bequest: I give, devise, and bequeath to NAME OF CHARITY/LOCATION the sum of #___ (or a description of a specific asset) for the benefit of NAME OF CHARITY to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose). If at any time in the judgement of the trustees of NAME OF CHARITY it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose.
  • Percentage Bequest: I give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my date, to NAME OF CHARITY/LOCATION for the benefit of NAME OF CHARITY and its general purposes.

* General and Specific Bequest language courtesy of Leave a Legacy® 

Recovery Café is a public charity under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our address is 2022 Boren Ave, Seattle WA 98121.

Recovery Café’s federal tax identification number is 91-2158547.