By leaving a will, you and nobody else will decide what will happen with your inheritance. If you choose to leave a bequest – a gift in your will – to Children’s Mission, we promise to take care of your donation in a way that would make both you and us proud.
Who can I bequeath to?
You have the right to bequeath to whomever you want and/or for whatever cause you wish. What you have to take into consideration is your spouse and/or children and their rights.
Your family comes in the first place, but you can include a donation to a cause close to your heart.
What can I bequeath?
You can donate money, objects, real estate and securities. A way of supporting Children’s Mission is to give one part or what is left after the family and other beneficiaries have received their share. If you choose to bequeath to Children’s Mission, the donation will not be subject to capital gains tax.
How do I write a will?
- A will has to be in writing and needs a personal signature.
- It needs to be dated.
- There have to be two witnesses over 15 years old.
- The witnesses can not be closely related or heirs, but they have to know you well enough to be able to confirm that you know what you are doing.
- The witnesses have to know that they are witnessing the writing of a will, but they don’t need to know what is written.
- Try to write the will as clearly as possible to avoid misunderstandings.
- A will can be written by hand, on a type writer or computer.
- If you choose to include Children’s Mission or any other charity in your will, it’s important to include the organisation’s registration number.
- Children’s Mission’s registration number is 846002-8734
A will isn’t necessarily hard to write, but it is important to make it clear. A good recommendation is to contact a specialist; a bank, a legal expert or a funeral home. You are welcome to contact Children’s Mission if you have any questions.