Many New Zealanders have made provisions in their wills for special gifts to charities. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of those in your community you can make a gift in the
form of a bequest in your will.
Some people share their estate amongst a number of people and charitable organisation. They find a percentage for each allows for inflation or possible changes in their estate.
You can also leave a specific amount of money or the residue of your estate after you have made provisions for friends and family. Your independent legal advisor can help you find the right words to make sure your wishes are prepared appropriately.
You may wish to prepare a statement of gift and ask your legal advisor to include it in your will.
Example of bequest text:
"I give and bequeath the sum of $_______________ (or) _________% of my estate, (or) reside of my estate. (or) property or assets as follows: _________________________free of all charges
to the order of SVS - Living Safe. The official receipt of the Manager or other authorised officer of the Trustee is an absolute discharge to my executors.”
Please note, your bequest must be written into your will and must be signed by you.