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Group of children in Mugunga Camp3: The Camp near Goma, DRC.

IN MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE

 

At a time of great sadness, you can choose to celebrate the life of a loved one by leaving a gift to Handicap International Canada in their memory, or by asking for donations to be made as an alternative to flowers at a funeral.

It’s a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help us, but really, nothing could be further from the truth.

By helping us bring long-term change to disabled people, a lasting gift will be remembered long after flowers and cards have faded.

You may consider setting up a dedicated fundraiser page in memory of your loved one. These are simple to set up and use, can be personalized and allow your friends and family to leave you messages.

All the money raised on your page will go directly to Handicap International Canada. You will also receive personalized card with a summary of donations and messages from your friends.

If you would like advice about in-memoriam donations please contact:

Chantal Goffoz, Development and Public Relations Manager
Phone: +1 514 908-2813 ext. 226
Email: chantal.goffoz@handicap-international.ca


PLANNED GIVING

 

After taking care of loved ones, consider remembering Handicap International Canada in your Will.

A gift in your Will could repair lives

It’s a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help us, but really, nothing could be further from the truth.

After taking care of family and friends, you’ll be amazed at what one final gift can do. Whatever the amount, we’re extremely grateful for any gift that’s left to us. Every dollar will help us continue to support disabled and vulnerable communities across the globe.

Why should I consider leaving a gift?

Since our beginnings in Cambodia in 1982, Handicap International has evolved over the years to respond to a wide range of humanitarian challenges in some of the most volatile hotspots in the world. We are now running more than 300 projects in about 60 countries and our teams work tirelessly to leave a lasting legacy for future generations worldwide - something we wouldn’t be able to do without you.

Your legacy could help us continue our long-term commitment to disabled and vulnerable people, wherever they are, ensuring that our teams are always by their side, especially when they need us most.

How do I go about leaving a gift?

We appreciate that writing or updating your Will is a very private and personal matter that needs careful thought and consideration. Writing a Will can seem like a daunting task for many people - it is actually easier than you may think and we are on hand to help.

Planned giving is not complicated. The simplest way to establish your legacy is to designate Handicap International as a beneficiary in your will to receive a specified sum. This is called a bequest.

Other forms of planned giving include:

  • Donating a percentage of your estate;
  • Transferring appreciated market gains to Handicap International, allowing you to avoid capital gains taxes; and
  • Starting a charitable annuity benefiting both you and Handicap International.
  • If you choose to leave a planned gift to Handicap International, we would be honored to recognize your extraordinary commitment as a member of our Legacy Society.

For any information on gift, please contact:

Chantal Goffoz, Development and Public Relations Manager
Phone: +1 514 908-2813 ext. 226
Email: chantal.goffoz@handicap-international.ca