Leaving a gift in your will to Save the Children is the ultimate and most important gift any one can give. It allows you to leave a much larger gift than would be possible during your lifetime, while still remaining in control of your assets. To leave a gift in your Will, simply share this sentence with your lawyer or financial planner:

“I bequeath $____ or ____% of my estate to Save the Children.”

 

BENEFITS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:

Peace of Mind – After providing for the financial needs of your family and heirs, your will allows you to help others.

Increased Impact – The opportunity to make a significant gift; increasing the impact of your gift to help children who have gone through, what no child should ever have to experience.

Cost – effective – It doesn’t cost you anything as it is made from your assets not your current income.

Tax Relief – A charitable Will bequest is a highly effective way to reduce estate taxes.

 

WAYS YOU CAN LEAVE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL:

  1. Leave a specific dollar amount.
  2. Leave a residual bequest ‒ this is a percentage amount of the remainder of your estate after loved ones have been taken care of.
  3. Leave a contingent bequest ‒ a share of your estate after your other beneficiaries have passed on.

 

YOU CAN FIND SAMPLE WORDING FOR YOUR WILL HERE

 

​If you have already left a gift in your Will to Save the Children or intend to, we would love to hear from you! It will give us the opportunity to thank you personally. We will respect your privacy and confidentiality.

Ask for a FREE copy of our easy to follow estate planning tools – Will Planner and Will Planning Guide. Please contact our Planned Giving Officer Christa Kelly at: 1-800-668-5036 ext. 265, or email leavealegacy@savethechildren.ca

*Save the Children strongly recommends that you seek professional advice to ensure your financial goals are considered, your tax situation reviewed, and your planned gift is tailored to your family circumstances.