Leaving a legacy

Bringing hope for a better tomorrow

Much of the good work we do is made possible by generous people like you. People who remember us in their Will.

It’s not always possible to give as much as you would like during your lifetime, and it’s important to consider your own needs later in life.

Leaving a gift in your Will costs nothing now, and is an easy way to contribute to an organisation that’s important to you. You will be making a lasting impact for future generations.

Where your money will go

It is our vision that together we will make homelessness in the past by providing a hand-up to the needy so they can get their lives back-on-track to lead independent lives once again. Currently 1 in 200 Australians will go homeless every night, and over 27% of these are children.

Bequest gifts are used for general purposes to the areas in most need of the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland.

Large bequest gifts – currently we are investing large bequest gifts into providing emergency accommodation and NIL loans (no interest loans) to aid with the growing oversupply of people being affected by homelessness.  A number of people being affected are sadly domestic violence victims, young families with children, young adults from 18-20 years old who have to resort to friend couch hopping every night.  We are also seeing an alarming number of over 65+ people unable to cope with the rising costs of living.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, in 2007 we have been able to allocate $6.5 million to emergency housing to help domestic violence victims and their children with the purchase of 3 townhouses in Brisbane, 5 houses in Far North Queensland, 9 units in South McKay and potentially 4 houses in Toowoomba, as these are still under contract.

Smaller bequest gifts – these are used in any of our areas most in needed from – food distribution, child and family support services, disaster relief, aged and disability services, mental health support, migrant and refugee services, social justice, education services, financial services, drug and alcohol support and youth programs.

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If you would like more information about leaving a legacy in your Will today please contact Carol Guinane today:

    07 3010 1076
   bequests@svdpqld.org.au
   PO Box 3351, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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