Willfora is thrilled to announce our partnership with Crossroads International, a leading Canadian volunteer cooperation agency advancing gender equality and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Crossroads engages hundreds of skilled volunteers and partner organizations to accomplish its vision for ONE WORLD, where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails, and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled.
We’re proud to be supporting this charity in their mission to create a more equitable and sustainable world, while helping them empower marginalized women and girls to move from victims of violence to voices for change.
Leaving a legacy through Crossroads
Legacy gifts are a powerful way to create change and carry on a legacy of hope for a better world long 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.
When you make a gift in your Will to Crossroads, you are assured that your gift will have a positive effect on vulnerable women and girls for generations to come. Your legacy gift will be a statement of your generosity and care, and it will build on Crossroads’ long history of advocating for marginalized communities, especially women and girls who are subject to inherent discrimination within society.
How can legacy gifts help Crossroads 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’ve raised nearly $50 million for Canadian charities, and your legacy gift will help ensure that Crossroads continues to create lasting solutions to end poverty and advance the rights of women and girls in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions. Charities also 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 Crossroads?
Since Willfora is a FREE service made possible by the support of charities like Crossroads, we hope you will consider supporting a charity of your choosing with a gift in your Will.
You can leave a legacy to Crossroads 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 Crossroads 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.