The SickKids Foundation is Willful’s Featured Charity for November and December

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    We're thrilled to introduce the SickKids Foundation as Willful's Featured Charity for the next two months! We believe in doing our bit for a better future, and what better way than by supporting a charity focused on advancing children's health care and research?

    Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions.

    Leave a Legacy Gift to the SickKids Foundation

    Wills aren't just about passing on your assets; they can be a powerful tool for long-lasting impact as well. Leaving a legacy gift to organizations like the SickKids Foundation is a meaningful way to personally contribute to the well-being of children and ensure the advancement of pediatric health care. 

    "SickKids is the reason my daughter is alive and thriving,” says Lisa Collins, who recently chose to leave a legacy gift to SickKids in her will, which she created with Willful. “They provided extraordinary care and I owe them everything for that. Leaving money in my will was important to me not only because of what they did for Tessa but what they can do for other families in dire need of lifesaving care for their children.”

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    How Do Legacy Gifts Help Organizations Like the SickKids Foundation?

    You might be wondering, what impact can a legacy gift make? Well, the answer is—a lot. Legacy gifts form a vital financial foundation for many charities, allowing them to plan long-term projects that make a profound and lasting impact. For the SickKids Foundation, legacy gifts account for 10 percent of its annual revenue, thanks to the generosity of their donor community. These gifts often go towards supporting research initiatives, upgrading medical equipment, and enhancing the overall patient experience.

    By setting aside a portion of your estate for the SickKids Foundation, you are investing in a future where children receive the best possible care.

    How Do I Leave a Legacy Gift for the SickKids Foundation?

    Leaving a legacy gift is simpler than you might think! When creating your will through Willful, you can easily specify the SickKids Foundation as a beneficiary, either as a percentage of your estate or as a specific cash amount.

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    To date, more than 6,000 Willful users have left a gift to charity in their will, amounting to over $130 million in cash gifts — which includes hundreds of contributions directed to SickKids. 

    Our co-founders Erin Bury and Kevin Oulds are also longtime SickKids supporters, having committed one percent of the company to SickKids through their pledge to The Upside Foundation, and personally pledging gifts to SickKids in their wills.

    Can I add a legacy gift to my existing will?

    If you've already created your will with Willful but want to add a legacy gift to the SickKids Foundation, you can simply update your will to include this gift. It's a straightforward process that carries a significant impact for years. 

    Need some guidance? We’re always here to help you navigate through the process with ease.

    This November and December, join us in supporting the SickKids Foundation. A legacy gift doesn't just speak about the life you've lived; it says volumes about the future you wish for as well.

    ‍Ready to leave a legacy gift to the SickKids Foundation?

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