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Have you considered leaving a charitable gift in your will?

It’s not a topic we talk about often, but the act of including charitable organizations in your estate planning is a simple and effective way to ensure that the causes you care about most will continue to be impacted by your generosity for years to come.

Joan’s Legacy, In Honour Of Her Mother

Years later, Joan still remembers the special care her mother received from the MAB-Mackay. “My mother was very socially active before her vision problem developed,” recalls Joan. “When her vision deteriorated, she was unable to go about her usual daily activities on her own. Her world began to shrink, and Mom became more and more isolated.”

That is until Joan’s mother started benefitted from many of the centre’s services, including the Day Centre. “They provided her with helpful and empowering tools, including a walking cane and devices that gave her the ability to maneuver at home and outdoors. These little things allowed Mom to live alone and feel a sense of independence,” says Joan.

 “For over fifteen years, Wednesdays were the highlight of her week. It was this day that she went to the Day Centre. It was a place where Mom felt normal. She was able to forget about her disability, if just for a little while. The wonderful staff made every effort to address both of our concerns. They were kind and caring and patient, and in appreciation, I decided to leave a gift in my will to the MAB-Mackay. It feels great to know that I can help others facing vision receive the same incredible level of care and support that my Mom and I did.”
– Joan

There are many ways to support your most beloved causes while still prioritizing your commitment to looking after those you love. By simply including a gift of cash or stocks, or by endowing a percentage of your estate in your will, you can extend your life-changing impact on those living with physical and sensory disabilities served by Habilitas Foundation partners.

Your pre-determined support can create lasting change and bring hope to those in need, not just today, but for years to come. Please consider becoming a member of the Habilitas Foundation Legacy Circle.

If you’re interested in discussing how you can leave a gift of lasting impact in your will, please reach out to Sean Zikman, Director of Philanthropy at sean.zikman@habilitas.ca or (514) 488-0043 ext. 51410 for a confidential conversation.

Today’s planning.  Tomorrow’s impact.

For examples of how you can plan your giving, and for suggested wording you can share with your notary or lawyer, please download the following pdf: