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Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Your legacy brings hope in the midst of hardship.

Leave a Lasting Legacy 

The Society receives bequests every year from donors wishing to leave a legacy of generosity and charity by contributing to our Good Works.

A bequest is a powerful and enduring way to create a better future for generations to come. When you include a gift in your Will to the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, your generosity has the potential to transform lives and make a lasting impact on those facing poverty and hardship.

We are humbled by the kindness of individuals who choose to leave a bequest to support our mission of alleviating poverty and assisting those in need. By considering a bequest you can help provide emergency food relief, build homes for the homeless, and offer shelter and support to those escaping domestic violence. Bequests often allow for transformational change such as new housing projects, new assistance programs, and allow for greater assistance to be provided for the future.

We welcome both unconditional gifts that allow us to direct funds where they are most needed and gifts designated to a specific area. If you choose to specify an area, we recommend expressing it as a wish rather than a condition, granting us the flexibility to direct your gift to a similar area of work if necessary. 

Providing an unconditional donation allows us to ensure your gracious donation can be used to support those experiencing the most urgent need, and provide help to as many people in times of crisis as possible.

Thank you for your interest in leaving a bequest. The St Vincent de Paul Society QLD is eternally grateful to our donors, and we appreciate your consideration.

Our Commitment to You 

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and accountability when it comes to handling your bequest. Our promise to you is: 

  • Respect for your privacy and confidentiality. 
  • Honest and prompt responses to any questions you may have. 
  • Recognition that your loved ones come first. 
  • No pressure or obligation to make a decision. 
  • Careful and efficient use of your gift to maximize its impact. 
  • Accommodation of specific wishes whenever possible. 
  • Optional communication and updates on the impact of your gift. 
  • Opportunities to connect with our work and witness the difference you make. 

The St Vincent de Paul Society QLD is committed to ensuring a smooth, respectful, and impactful bequest process so you can help those experiencing hardship with peace of mind.

Elderly woman being supported by a Vinnies volunteer preparing their bequest

Are you ready to leave a gift in your will?

Leaving a gift in your will is a simple and meaningful way to support our mission. Please consult your solicitor to include the following clause: 

“I give [insert % of estate, specific monetary sum or item] to St Vincent De Paul Society Queensland ABN 14 211 506 904 for its general charitable purposes. 

In relation to that gift, I declare that a general charity intent applies, a receipt signed by a person authorised by St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and my Executors are not obliged to see or enquire into the application of the subject matter of the gift made by me.” 

A picture of an elderly woman, Marion, who left a gift to Vinnies in her will

Marion’s Legacy: A Testament of Compassion 

“It’s the wonderful dedication of Vinnies... that makes me want to help.” 

Meet Marion, a compassionate supporter of St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. Her commitment to helping those in need was instilled in her during her childhood, witnessing her father's volunteer work providing emergency relief. Marion wants her compassion to live on, which is why she has chosen to leave a gift in her Will to support people experiencing hardship, particularly those who are homeless. Her generosity will continue to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can. However, we recommend expressing it as a wish, not a condition, as circumstances may change over time. 

Absolutely! Every single gift, regardless of size, helps us provide support to those experiencing hardship and poverty, breaking the cycle of poverty in the long term. 

Contact us on 07 3010 1000 if you'd like to discuss your donation further.

At this time, we do not offer a free wills service, but we hope to provide this in the future. 

Rest assured that all bequests are administered by our in-house legal department. This ensures that your gift is utilised according to your specific intentions. 

However, we recommend expressing it as a wish, not a condition, as circumstances may change over time. 

After providing for your loved ones, you can include a gift in your will to St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland in several ways: 

  • through a percentage of your estate, 
  • the residual amount after specific gifts have been distributed, 
  • a specific monetary gift, 
  • or through valuable assets such as property, shares, or bonds. 

Contact us on 07 3010 1000 if you'd like to discuss your donation further.

We encourage you to let us know if you've gifted the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland in your will. This allows us to update you on the impact of your generosity and the difference you're making in our community. 

To notify us of a gift being left in your will, please contact us on 07 3010 1000.

Yes, the most cost-effective way to include us in your will is to contact your solicitor and add a codicil, which is a legal amendment to your existing will.

To notify us of a gift being left in your will, please contact us on 07 3010 1000.

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