Leaving a gift in your Will

Providing a long-lasting legacy for the 150 million orphans who need our help.

About Orphans Aid International

Orphans Aid International is a New Zealand humanitarian organisation.
It was founded in 2004 with the task of seeing the abandoned rescued. It is non-government funded, so relies on individuals like yourself, who share this desire to love and care for the orphans in our world.

Started by Kiwi mum Sue van Schreven and husband Carl, it has grown to care for and rescue orphans and the poor around the world, including Romania, Russia, India, Uganda and here in New Zealand.

Funding the Future

Although often younger children we rescue are adopted into families of their own, older ones are likely to remain in our care until they become adults. For this reason, gifts in your Will to Orphans Aid International are able to continue the work we have started long into the future, providing a life-line for these amazing children.

Your gifts will enable the rescue work to expand. We have hopes of rescuing far more abandoned children, but funds restrict this. There will always be more orphans we desire to reach. With 150 million parentless children barely surviving, our mission is bigger than all of us. Each new child we rescue and care for, is one more life saved, and a true cause for celebration. Your gift can be a significant part of this, echoing the life you now lead.

What is a gift in my Will?

Called a bequest, it is a gift made through your Will.
All bequests make a significant difference to the long-term work of Orphans Aid International, to rescue the abandoned. This can be a significant way to give, particularly if you are not in a financial position to contribute through regular weekly sponsorship.

There are many ways you can tailor a bequest to suit your personal circumstances. It is important to discuss options and specific wording with your legal advisor to make sure your Will reflects your wishes clearly.

The most usual types of bequests are listed below:

• Percentage Bequest

If you wished to divide your estate among a number of people and/or organisations such as Orphans Aid International, leaving a percentage may suit you. The benefit of this is that you don’t have to keep revising your Will to compensate for changes in inflation.

• Residual Bequest

If you wanted to give Orphans Aid International what is left (the residue) after family or friends are provided for, a residual bequest might suit you best. As your estate increases in value, so does your bequest gift.

• Specific Amount Bequest

This is a commonly used form of bequest. However, because it does not allow for inflation, you may want to review the amount regularly.

• Personal Property Bequest

If you wish, you can also gift articles of valuable personal property to Orphans Aid International in your Will. Items could include house-lots, houses, land or commercial buildings, shares, vehicles, antiques, jewellery, gold or diamonds, collectables and art or other assets. 

Yes, I'd like to get in touch

We would love to talk with you about considering this significant way for you to become a long-lasting partner in our very important rescue mission. Thank you for taking the time to think about making a gift in your Will. The information you provide will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

You can contact us below, or phone 0800 677 426 (NZ Free-Phone) to get in touch.

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