Fulfill a lasting commitment to tikun olam (repairing the world) by making a bequest to Ve’ahavta. Legacy gifts make an incredible impact to our ongoing efforts to alleviate poverty. Over 1.5 million Canadians have chosen to leave bequests to charities in their wills.
Three Ways to Leave a Bequest:
- Give a percentage bequest – this option leaves a percentage of your estate to Ve’ahavta and ensures that you have provided for your loved ones
- Leave a specific dollar amount
- Provide for the needs of your loved ones (either through an outright gift or subject to a trust) and give the remaining balance of your estate to Ve’ahavta
To avoid any misunderstandings with your estate, when drafting your bequest, please use our legal name and address: Ve’ahavta, 200 Bridgeland Avenue, Unit D, Toronto, ON M6A 1Z4.
Our charitable number: BN 88804 2439 RR0001.
If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Lablong, Director of Development at Ve’ahavta at 416-964-7698, ext. 222 or at Brandon.Lablong@veahavta.org.
The following are suggested wording only. Please consult your financial advisor and/or lawyer who can help to plan a bequest that best fits with your financial and estate situation.
Sample bequest clauses
The following clauses are commonly used in wills for making a gift to Ve’ahavta.
PERCENTAGE GIFT CLAUSE
To leave a portion of your estate to help fight poverty, the following wording can be used:
“I direct my trustees to transfer ____ percent (or share) of the residue of my estate to Ve’ahavta to be used for its general purposes.”
Include these clauses when you wish to leave a specific amount or asset to support programs for marginalized people:
“I direct my trustees to transfer the sum of $ ____ to Ve’ahavta for its general purposes.” or
“I direct my trustees to transfer (identify the personal property to be given, e.g. 500 shares of XYZ stock) to Ve’ahavta.”
DESIGNATED OR RESTRICTED GIFTS
You can make a bequest to the specific area of work you are most passionate about, such as outreach to the homeless, the Mobile Jewish Response to the Homeless or the Ve’ahavta Street Academy.
“I direct my trustees to transfer the sum of $____ (or ____ percentage share of my estate) to the Ve’ahavta, to be used for the following purpose(s) _________. If circumstances make the specific use of this gift no longer practical or desirable, the Board of Directors of Ve’ahavta is hereby authorized to make changes in its use consonant with the spirit and general intent of the gift.”