Leave a bequest
Making a will is an important thing to do – it gives you the opportunity to safeguard what is important to you and how you want your assets to be managed. Including a gift to your favourite community group is one way to continue your support. You may find the following words helpful for inclusion in your will. However, it is important to see your legal advisor before you do so. For your gift to Backpack Bed for Homeless we recommend the following wording for your legal adviser’s consideration: “I GIVE, FREE OF ALL DUTIES AND TAXES (one of the below options)
the whole of my estate, or
______% of my estate, or
the residue of my estate (or ___% of the residue of my estate), or
the sum of $ _______, or
my units/shares in ___________________ Trust/Ltd, or
my real property situated at [insert street address] having the title reference _______________,
to Swags for Homeless Ltd trading as Backpack Bed for Homeless,
PO Box 5171
STUDFIELD, MELBOURNE VIC 3152
The receipt of the treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being of is an absolute discharge to my executor.”
Making a will
No one likes to think about their own death but it is important to make a will to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes.
If you need help making your will, it is best to get legal advice or speak to the Public Trustee in your state or territory.
The Government provides some information on Wills and Power of Attorney in their Smart Money website as well as a list of contact details for each state and territories’ Public Trustee.
Human Rights Award Winners 2011
Backpack Bed for Homeless was awarded the prestigious Human Rights Award for non-government or community organisations with a proven track record in promoting and advancing human rights in Australian Communities.