Your Will Can Do More: Learn How You Can Support Our Community Through the National Will Power Movement

31 August 2021News & Announcements

Did you know that wills aren’t just a legal way to distribute your personal assets but that they can be a powerful tool for change in the world? Adding a charitable gift to your Will is not only easier than you think, but it can also create a significant impact. That’s why we’re happy to announce that we have partnered with Will Power, a national movement to educate Canadians on the power they have to make a difference through their wills.
You may have wondered at some point: can I really make a difference with my Will? In short, yes! By leaving a gift to Abbotsford Community Foundation in your Will, you can make a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible to a cause you’re passionate about, whether that’s contributing to student awards or helping at-risk children and families in our community.
Many donors believe that they can’t support both their loved ones and their favourite cause with their Will. The truth is, just a small percentage of your estate left to charity can have a big impact, while still leaving the majority for loved ones. Choosing to support your charity can also reduce and, in some cases, even eliminate the taxes to be paid. A win-win! Some donors think they need to be wealthy to make a gift to charity in their Will. No matter the size of your estate, you can be a part of this powerful movement for change.
Wondering how your future gift would be used? Learn more by clicking here.
You can also take a look at the free resources and tools on the Will Power website to learn about the common myths surrounding gifts in Wills, the potential tax benefits, and more, by clicking here.

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