Willfora is thrilled to announce our partnership with Children Believe (you may remember them as the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada), whose caring community of supporters and partners has empowered young dreamers around the world to access education, overcome barriers, and be a voice for change for over 60 years. We’re proud to be supporting this charity on their mission to improve the lives of children around the world. We’re also very excited to continue helping Children Believe reach their goal of giving 500,000 kids access to education by 2024!
Leaving a legacy through Children Believe
Legacy gifts are a powerful way to create change and carry on a legacy of hope for a better world even after your lifetime. Legacy gifts can be left through a fixed amount called a cash gift, or as a portion of your estate called a residual gift. Legacy gifts are an important source of funding at Children Believe, in order to help more children overcome barriers to education.
How can legacy gifts help Children Believe and similar organizations?
A study by the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) found that only about 5% of Canadians currently leave a gift to charity in their Will, but just a 3.5% increase in that number will provide an additional $40 billion to Canadian charities. Since Willfora launched, we’re proud to announce that we’ve raised nearly $50 million and your legacy gift will help ensure that Children Believe continues to provide their resources and support for the children who need them. Charities love to plan for the future and legacy gifts are an important way for them to predictably grow and provide a greater impact for their cause.
How can you leave a legacy with Children Believe?
Since Willfora is a free service made possible by the support of charities like Children Believe, we hope you will consider supporting a charity of your choosing with a gift in your Will.
You can leave a legacy through Children Believe in two ways. The easiest place to start and learn more about the impact of legacy gifts is on their Planned Giving page. Once you’re ready to create your free Will, you can visit them via Willfora to get started.
If you’ve already started creating a Will with Willfora, you can find Children Believe simply by searching for them in the dropdown menu on the “Leave a Legacy” section of your free Will.
We also encourage you to share your intentions with the charities you’ve chosen to leave a legacy gift through. By doing this, charities can thank you for your gift and ensure your requests can be fulfilled.