Protect future generations of refugees with a gift in your Will

When we think about making a Will, it’s only natural to consider loved ones first and foremost. Many people also find a place in their Will to reflect other important aspects of their lives – the issues that concern them most and the causes they believe in.

By remembering Australia for UNHCR in your Will, you are helping ensure that people displaced by conflict and natural disaster receive vital support in their time of need. Beyond your lifetime, you will be providing protection, food, water, shelter and healthcare to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

If you wish to leave a bequest to Australia for UNHCR, some key areas to think about include:

  • Discussing your wishes with your family
  • Consulting a solicitor to help you complete your Will
  • Simply adding a codicil if you already have a Will
  • Using the full correct name, ‘Australia for UNHCR,’ in your wishes.

View and download our bequest brochure or please call our Development Coordinator, David Dubin, on 1300 361 288 for further information.

 

How to express a gift in your Will

The following words can be used in your Will to describe the type of gift you wish to leave to Australia for UNHCR. We suggest you our bequest brochure with you when consulting your solicitor.

To leave the residue of your Estate
I give to Australia for UNHCR ACN 35 092 843 322 of Level 8, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 [the whole of] or [specific proportion of] the residue of my Estate to be used for its general purposes. I direct that a written receipt from Australia for UNHCR shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for my Trustee.

To leave a percentage of your Estate
I give to Australia for UNHCR ACN 35 092 843 322 of Level 8, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 [the desired percentage] of my Estate to be used for its general purposes. I direct that a written receipt from Australia for UNHCR shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for my Trustee.

To leave a specific sum
I give to Australia for UNHCR ACN 35 092 843 322 of Level 8, 120 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 the sum of $.......... of my Estate to be used for its general purposes. I direct that a written receipt from Australia for UNHCR shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for my Trustee.

Australia for UNHCR is a deductible gift recipient as defined in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth). Australia for UNHCR does not provide advice to donors or their advisors as to whether a gift or bequest will be tax deductible by the donor, who is advised to rely on their own independent advice.

Hear from other like-minded supporters

"All of the suffering in the world is so unimaginable – especially with refugees, that I felt I must do something. When I saw your organisation and what you do, I just had to be a part of it. In addition to my regular giving, I have left a substantial gift to Australia for UNHCR in my Will." - Mr Robert Hare

"Leaving a gift was always something I was going to do. And when it came time to decide, Australia for UNHCR was the cause that resonated with me. UNHCR really does make it happen – quick off the mark to help people in times of disaster and “in it for the long term” providing aid for people in refugee camps. Living in Australia, we are very lucky with our lot in life. I see this as my chance to help others who don’t have the same advantages." - Ms Pamela Gilbert

"We all suffer in some respect, whether it be aloneness or the ageing process, or the death of loved ones, or a lack of resources to achieve our aims. But compared to our refugee brothers and sisters, we are on Cloud Nine. I need – I think we all need – to open not only our ears but also our hearts; not only our purses but also our constant awareness, our prayers and above all, our desire to become part of the solution. That is why I am leaving a gift to Australia for UNHCR in my Will." - Reverend Jane Chapman

 

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