Leaving a gift in your estate creates a legacy to the people and causes that are important to you. Planning ahead will allow you to make a lasting gift that will be remembered well into the future. At Habitat, we believe that every life has value and we have a moral obligation to help those less fortunate . By providing local, working families with affordable home ownership, we help families to build equity and assets which reduce their dependence on other forms of social assistance such as food banks.
Download our Leaving a Legacy impact report to see how your gift will change lives.
Why consider a legacy gift?
Help local families in your community. Choosing to remember Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward – Hastings is the perfect way to improve the lives of families and their children for generations to come.
Amplify your impact. After your lifetime, it is possible to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to afford.
Enjoy tax benefits. By including charitable gifts in your estate planning, you may eliminate significant taxes payable upon your death.
There is no commitment. Circumstances can change and that’s okay. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind and will at any time.
How it works
You can leave a share of your assets; One way to help is to leave a percentage of what is left of your Estate or assets after other gifts and debts have been paid – the “residual gift.” If you already have a Will but would like to add a residual gift to Habitat, your lawyer can easily change this without affecting the gifts you leave your loved ones.
You can leave a fixed sum of money; You may wish to leave us a stated sum of money. This type of gift is known as a “specific gift.”
You can leave a specific item of value; You may have a particular item of value which can be sold to support Habitat’s work. The item may be property / land on which Habitat could build future homes.
What you need to know
Leaving a legacy is as simple as a few sentences. Here is some helpful information.
If you have chosen to include Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward – Hastings in your Will, please let us know. We would love to thank you personally, and include you in the special benefits leaving a legacy has to offer. Please contact Rebecca Forement at 613-962-7526 ext. 209, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Commitment to You
Habitat for Humanity appreciates your desire to help local families escape the cycle of poverty through home ownership. We will respect your privacy and the decisions you make while creating your Will.
Download our Legacy Donor Promise to learn more about our commitment to You.