By remembering Crisis Centre Ministries in your will you are helping to lift marginalised and disadvantaged people out of abuse, poverty and addiction.
By leaving a gift you will also be providing us with funding for the long term, allowing us to plan our services.
Your gift, large or small, will help pay for hot food, practical and emotional support, temporary accommodation, counselling and financial support for those in great need.
Types of Gifts
There are 4 different types of gifts that you can leave us in your will:
A share of your estate: After you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share or percentage of your estate to us. This is called a residuary gift.
A cash gift: You can leave us a fixed sum of money, however it is worth noting that these types of gifts do decrease in value over time due to inflation so you may wish to regularly review the value of your intended gift.
A specific gift: You may wish to leave us a specific item. This could be anything from property to books. Wherever possible we will make use of your gift in the work that we do or give it to a client who has a need of your gift. If we are not able to use your item in this way, we will sell your gift to raise funds for our work.
A gift in your trust: You can leave estate or items to loved ones to enjoy in their lifetime, but the gift can be passed on to other recipients on their death including your nominated charity.
Q. Why should I make a will?
A. If you do not make a will, your assets can be distributed to your family or friends according to the law and not to who you intended to be the recipients. By making a will, you would be ensuring that your assets and money would be left to exactly who you want to receive them.
Q. How do I make a will?
A. It is a very simple process. You put together a list of everything that you own, work out each item’s value and who you would like to receive each item/funds and contact a solicitor.
Q. What would my gift be used for?
A. Any size gift, large or small will provide for all kinds of support that is needed by the homeless and vulnerable clients who we are helping at the time of your gift. This could be to pay towards temporary accommodation, hot meals or meal parcels for those who cannot afford food, detoxes, clothing, payment towards utility bills, subsidy for travel or counselling costs, and much, much more to provide support and life’s basic needs to people living in poverty.
Q. Do I need to tell Crisis Centre Ministries that I have remembered you in my will?
A. It is not necessary but we would be delighted if you did so that we can keep you informed of developments and news of our work and because we would like to thank you.
Please seek independent professional legal advice when writing your will.