Giving Through Your Will - Bequests
Leaving a gift in your Will to Catholic Community Services NSW/ACT will help us to serve the community into the future through quality aged care, homelessness, mental health and disability services.
Catholic Community Services faces a future of ever increasing need for our specialised services to a wide community across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.We depend on the ongoing support of the community to achieve our goals.
Your Bequest is an enduring investment that we can apply to a range of vital programs and initiatives that will make a real difference to the lives and futures of people who have special needs.
The best way to arrange your gift is to speak with a solicitor. They can ensure your estate is distributed in a way that meets your wishes. Your solicitor can also create a Will for you or update your existing Will to include a gift to Catholic Community Services NSW/ACT.
Should you wish to choose an alternative method, please discuss this with your solicitor.
If you don’t already have a solicitor, the Law Council of Australia website will be able to help you.
Your Will is a legal document which allows you to choose who will receive your assets and belongings when you die. If you don’t have a Will your estate will be distributed according to legislation. This can be costly and can also cause unnecessary problems and anxiety for your loved ones. For your own peace of mind, and for the sake of those close to you, we recommend that you have an up-to-date Will which reflects your current financial situation.
A bequest is a specific gift of assets or belongings to a particular person or organisation through your Will.
There are three major types of bequests:
Some people like to donate a combination of two or more of the above types of gifts.
We suggest that you use the following wording:
"I give ..... to Catholic Community Services NSW/ACT for the general purposes thereof."
(for example, " Older Women Vulnerable to Homelessness Service” or "its caring services for the aged").
You don’t have to tell us of your plans but if you do it gives Catholic Community Services the opportunity to offer our thanks and invite you to visit our services.
For more information or to discuss your bequest, contact our Bequest Manager on (02) 9855-2555 or call 1800 225 474.
Catholic Community Services NSW/ACT works with a diverse range of people and communities to enable and maintain sustainable and vibrant lives. Catholic Community Services works with older people, people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness, people with a disability, people with a mental illness and carers. We also provide a range of personal home based services that can be purchased by individuals and families.