Legacy Giving in Canada
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HOW ESTATE PLANNING HELPS CHILDREN
Whether you find UNICEF’s life-saving work during emergencies, immunization against preventable disease, access to equality in education, or all programs compelling, leaving a legacy gift through your Will may be one of your easiest and most fulfilling gifts you will ever make.
Donors trust UNICEF’s long history of creating positive change for children. Every legacy donation we receive - large or small – is put to work helping children and their families. With more than 70 years of experience, UNICEF’s goal is to ensure that all children are provided for and none are forgotten.
Give a child a life
HOW TO GET STARTED
1. Leave a legacy gift in your will
Ensuring hope for children through a charitable bequest in your Will.
You have the power to bring about lasting changes that save lives and create opportunity for those who need it most. By choosing to name UNICEF Canada as a beneficiary in your Will, you help to create a brighter future for the world’s children.
Types of charitable bequests to consider as your legacy
- A GENERAL BEQUEST allows for an outright gift of a specific dollar amount, asset or fixed percentage of one’s overall estate value.
- A SPECIFIC BEQUEST allows for particular item or property to be bequeathed in support of children.
- A RESIDUAL BEQUEST allows for the residue portion of assets to be donated after other specific wishes are taken care of.
- A CONTINGENCY BEQUEST allows for a portion of an estate to be gifted only after a change in circumstances occurs, whereby all other original named beneficiaries do not survive.
What if I already have a will?
If you have already written a Will, it is a simple process to revise it to include a legacy bequest to UNICEF Canada. Depending on the changes that you would like to make, it may be possible to use a codicil to make your amendments. It is advised that you speak to your lawyer on the best course for action to take.
2. Other legacy giving options
Select a legacy giving option:
- Life insurance
- Retirement assets
- Charitable remainder trusts (CRT)
- Reinsured charitable gift annuities
- Gifts of securities
Thank you for considering leaving a legacy gift in your Will to UNICEF Canada. Through your estate plans, the decision you make today can shape an even brighter future for the world’s most vulnerable children for generations to come.