You can include Heart-Links as a beneficiary in your will. Whether you are making your first will or
revising your current will, including a gift to Heart-Links is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy.
You can bequest all or a percentage of the residue of your estate after your loved ones have been cared for. Or you can give a specific dollar amount.
Be sure to use our charity’s correct legal name and address in any instructions given.
The following wording can be used when making a residual bequest: “I give to Heart-Links Lazos de Corazón, currently of 201 King Street, London, Ontario, N6A 1C9, all [or ______%] of the residual of my estate, to be used at the discretion of the organization.”
You can use this wording when making a bequest of a specific dollar amount in your will: “I give to Heart-Links Lazos de Corazón, currently of 201 King Street, London, Ontario, N6A 1C9, the sum of $______ to be used at the discretion of the organization.”
A charitable bequest can significantly reduce the amount of tax paid by your estate.
The information contained on this page is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your lawyer, financial advisor, or tax consultant. We recommend that you discuss your plans with your lawyer or financial advisor before proceeding.
Our Charity Registration Number is 86596 7517 RR0001
Who will your gift help?
People like José. José lives in San Isidro, a farming community that was hit hard by flooding in 2017. His family lost many of their belongings and their work implements. The community also lost their irrigation well. “Most people here work in agriculture,” José told us. “But we don’t have a reservoir so we have to wait for the rains to plant.”
With support from Heart-Links’ partner Centro Esperanza, the community worked together to recover their well and expand irrigation. They also developed ways to use agricultural waste to feed their small animals, sharing resources so that everybody benefited.
“I’ve always said that if we organize, we can achieve our goals,” says José. “Now people are beginning to participate more. They see we are serious. They see the benefits. It’s the only way we’ll move forward.”