Become a Wish Champion
Many donors have supported Make-A-Wish® New Zealand for a number of years. We have become family and it makes sense that after providing for your loved ones that you may also make a bequest so that the Foundation can continue to grant wishes and make dreams come true.
Your consideration now by including us in your will makes all the difference. We can make provision to use your gift in special ways if you wish, or simply allow us the freedom to place the gift where it will do the most good.
Your solicitor or trustee can give you more information about bequests, but in general there are three types of bequests:
- Specific Bequest – gifts of particular articles of property, such as houses or land, shares, cars, furniture, jewellery etc given to a particular person or organisation.
- General Bequest – usually sums of money or percentages of value of your estate given to persons or organisations.
- Residual Bequest – what is remaining of your estate after the specific and general bequests have been distributed. For example, you may leave residual bequests to your family, friends, or an organisation such as a registered charity. In your will you can nominate how this is to be divided.
For some people, giving through their estate is the only time they will be able to give a gift to an organisation which may have helped them or a child they know during their lifetime.
Download a Bequest Form:
Bequest Form (PDF) with the suggested wording we recommend in leaving a gift to Make-A-Wish New Zealand. Please send the form onto your Solicitor.
All gifts received by the Foundation are treated confidentially but we welcome the opportunity to thank you during your lifetime and appreciate knowing your intentions when your will is complete.
This will also enable Make-A-Wish to plan effectively for the future.
Funds donated to Make-A-Wish® New Zealand do not accrue to the benefit of Make-A-Wish Foundation® of America, any United States Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, or the children that Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and its Chapters serve.