LEGACY - Money or property bequeathed to another in a will.
In life, most people require some kind of assistance, whether it’s physical, financial or spiritual. Please go to HomeLink to see what we do and how we help our local community. In an ever increasingly difficult economic climate, we are relying more and more on the generosity of others to continue this vital social service. Bequeathing even the smallest of amounts can make such a difference to our sustainability and growth.
By making bequests and other ‘planned gifts’, you can continue to help the HomeLink service, which makes such an important difference in your community.
If you would like to receive more information about ‘Leaving a Legacy’ to HomeLink then please Contact Us.
I have children and relatives. Shouldn’t I leave my entire estate to them?
This is perhaps the number one cause for reluctance when making a will. The truth is that, depending on the current tax laws, leaving a gift to charity in your will may reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs significantly. You should consult with a financial advisor or solicitor to learn how giving may actually benefit your family after you’re gone.
What type of donation can I leave to HOMELink in my will?
There are three different types of gifts that are most commonly given to charities through wills. You may wish to discuss this with your solicitor to find out which suits you best.
I already have a will – can I change it to include a charity?
If you already have a will, it is easy to make a change to it and include a charity of your choice. This is called a codicil and can be drawn up easily by your solicitor. As above, contact your solicitor for advice on changing your will.