Gifts in wills

Gifts in wills

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Gifts in wills

A gift in your will could make the future safe and full of life for the people we love.

There are over 520,000 carers who are over 65 years of age, and more than a 1500 people with disabilities on the waiting list for housing in Victoria, a number that will grow in the next decade.

By including a gift in your will, your thoughtfulness and generosity will ensure that The Tipping Foundation can go on providing houses and support that will enable people with disabilities to live secure and fulfilling lives.

“It was hard to accept at first but I know now how well my son is looked after here. It was a real relief that this house was here for him.” – Elvie (Elvie and Trevors’ story)

Lack of supported housing in Victoria is a devastating reality now for homeless people with disabilities and a looming crisis for ageing parents desperate to know that their son or daughter will be well cared for when they’re gone. Help make the future secure and full of life for people with disabilities by including a gift in your will.

How to include a gift in your will

Once you’ve made provision for your family and friends, including a gift to The Tipping Foundation in your will is a wonderful thing to do!

Most people will leave a ‘residuary gift’ which is a proportion of the remainder of their estate after they have taken care of loved ones. You can stipulate that the gift is for ‘general purpose’ so that your gift can be used in the best way to meet the challenges of the time. Or you can direct your gift to be invested into an area of personal importance to you such as ‘housing’ or ‘respite’.

Once you’ve decided what type of gift to include, ask your solicitor to refer to The Tipping Foundation (ABN 59 032 986 751).

If you would like to find out more please contact our fundraising team on 03 9564 1000.

John’s remarkable gift.

In 1976, John Moffatt, a Melbourne Tramways worker, bequeathed half of the proceeds of his home to The Tipping Foundation. This wonderful gift from a man of modest means built a house that 20 people with disabilities have found to be a safe and vibrant home over the past 40 years.

After making provision for your family, a gift in your will like John’s could help to build a house for people with disabilities – a gift of security long into the future.

McKerns family bequest

The McKern family gift in memory.

Bill was 48 when he left the care of his aging parents to make a new home with three other people with intellectual disabilities. His parents died within a few years, and while his brothers and extended family stayed close, it was also important for Bill to make his own life.

Bill pursued his interests of trains, cars and birds with passion. For 25 years he volunteered with the National Trust, gardening at Como House. He died at age 70 in 2013. Bill had found independence and rich friendships, and his parents and family had peace of mind knowing that he was safe and living a full life.

In gratitude for the love and support Bill found in a Tipping house, his family have made a donation in his memory that will help to make the future safe and full of life for others.

Will you consider a gift in your will to help us build, buy and equip the right houses where they are most needed by people like Bill and his family?

To find out more please contact our fundraising team on 03 9564 1000.

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