Leaving a legacy gift to Change for Children is a great way to honour your lifetime values, and make a difference in the world while reducing your tax burden now and into the future.
For more information on the importance of legacy giving and some valuable information on how to do so visit leavealegacy.ca. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a donor-oriented education campaign to raise awareness of the importance of including a charitable gift in the estate planning process. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a program of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.
When you write your will, you can make a bequest in the form of cash or property by including Change for Children Association as a beneficiary. You may also make a residual bequest to Change for Children; a residual bequest is a gift of all or a fraction of whatever remains after all debts, taxes, expenses and other bequests are paid. Here is an example of what you can write:
“I give to Change for Children Association, currently located at 2nd Floor, 10808-124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 0H3, the sum of $_______ (or ________% of my estate) to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”
You can name Change for Children Association as the owner and beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance policy. A gift of life insurance is separate from your estate and has no effect on its assets. Please consult a financial advisor or lawyer for more information.
If you own stocks, bonds, or mutual funds shares that are traded on certain stock exchanges, you can donate them to Change for Children Association. The impact on your taxes is substantial. Please consult a financial advisor for more information on how to go about making this kind of donation.
You may also give a gift of RSP or RIF funds by naming your estate as the beneficiary and then providing an equivalent bequest to Change for Children Association.