Many supporters contribute to the causes they care about with monthly donations or volunteering, but a growing number of people are going one step further — they’re leaving a gift to charity in their Wills.
These are ordinary Canadians of all ages who’ve recognized they can make a powerful contribution that will last for generations to come — without taking away from the resources they or their families need — just by giving in a different way.
Their collective efforts will move mountains. In fact, the team at Will Power, a national public education campaign, estimates that if 3.5% more Canadians left a gift in their Wills to charity in the next decade, as much as $40 billion more would go to important causes, like ending hunger.
A donation of as little as 1% of your estate could result in a much more significant contribution than you’d normally be able to make, all while leaving 99% to support your loved ones and not affecting the finances you need now.
The best part is that leaving a gift in your Will can be a very simple process. Here are a few suggestions that can help you take the next steps:
Who would have thought of a Will as a powerful tool to make change in the world? But more and more Canadians are harnessing the power of their Wills to become larger-than-life philanthropists who continue to inspire others and make an impact on the future. Join the movement and keep the love going for what matters to you!