Willfora Partners with Orbis Canada to Tackle Global Blindness

by Matt Renzoni in February 16th, 2022

Willfora is thrilled to announce our partnership with Orbis Canada, whose mission is to make quality eye care accessible to everyone, everywhere – from bustling cities to the most remote rural villages. We’re proud to be supporting this charity in the fight to end global avoidable blindness. By restoring sight, Orbis helps break the cycle of poverty, empowering children and adults with the ability to go to school, get an education, work to earn a living, and take care of themselves and their families.

Leaving a legacy through Orbis

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. By leaving a legacy gift through Orbis, you’ll give the gift of a sight and transform a person’s life, creating the opportunity for a brighter future free from the burden of blindness.

How can legacy gifts help Orbis 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 Orbis continues to provide eye care workers around the world with the knowledge, skills and support they need to save sight in their own communities – now and for the future. 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.

Orbis continues to provide eye care workers around the world with the knowledge, skills and support they need to save sight in their own communities – now and for the future.

How can you leave a legacy with Orbis?

Since Willfora is a free service made possible by the support of charities like Orbis, we hope you will consider supporting a charity of your choosing with a gift in your Will.

You can leave a legacy through Orbis 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 Orbis 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.

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