Over 2 million Canadians are affected by osteoporosis. We’re proud to partner with Osteoporosis Canada for Osteoporosis Month this November.
Osteoporosis Canada helps educate Canadians on the importance of bone health and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed with Osteoporosis. We’re thrilled to be supporting them in their mission to make Canadians unbreakable.
For every will purchased with the code OSTEO20, Willful will be donating $20 to Osteoporosis Canada. Plus, enjoy an additional $20 OFF any Willful plan with the code OSTEO20.
Why Do I Need A Will?
A will ensures that your wishes are known by your family and the law when you pass away. It contains important instructions on how to distribute your assets, who will be in charge of closing up your estate, who should take care of your children and/or pets, and which charities you'd like to leave gifts to. It ensures that you're in the driver's seat of these key decisions rather than the courts. It also cuts down on the time and cost of settling your estate, meaning that your beneficiaries will be able to receive the gifts you've left for them much quicker.
Without a will, the government uses a provincial formula to distribute your estate and appoint people to take on key roles like executor and guardian. Their formula may leave out important people and charities that you would have liked to support or name people for important roles that you might not have chosen yourself. Dying without a will also involves delays, expenses for your estate, and added stress for loved ones during an already difficult time.
Leave A Legacy Gift To Osteoporosis Canada
A legacy gift (or bequest) is a gift in your will left to a charity, school, or non-profit organization. It can be a piece of property, cash amount, or percentage of your estate. Legacy giving enables Osteoporosis Canada to educate, empower and support individuals and communities on bone health and in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis. Even a small gift makes a huge difference when you’re gone.
How Do Legacy Gifts Help Organizations Like Osteoporosis Canada?
An AngusReid survey commissioned by Willful found only 12% of Canadians plan to leave a gift to charity in their will. We’re working hard to increase that number! Since our launch, we’ve enabled over 4,400 cash gifts directed to charities in wills since our launch, totalling over $65 million. No matter how small the legacy gift, a little goes a long way. By leaving a gift in your will, you will be leaving a legacy that supports over 2 million Canadians affected by osteoporosis.
You can learn more about leaving a legacy with Osteoporosis Canada here.
How Do I Leave A Legacy Gift For Osteoporosis Canada?
People often expect legacy giving to be a lengthy, complicated process. With Willful, leaving a legacy gift is simple and involves just a few clicks. After the Special Gifts section where you assign property and lump sum cash gifts to beneficiaries, you will see our charitable giving section that allows you to leave a lump sum to Osteoporosis Canada or another charity of your choice!
If you prefer to leave a percentage of your residual estate, you can add a charity as a beneficiary in the next section. (Your residual estate is everything left after debts and taxes are paid and specific gifts are distributed).