Your ultimate gift: a bequest to orphaned children

If you’re considering a gift in your Will to SOS Children’s Villages Canada, you’re including some of the world’s most desperate children in your embrace. Your bequest – be it magnificent or modest – is a gesture of pure love extended to a child you will probably never meet. Perhaps that child is yet to be born.


Mike Holmes and his daughter Sherry Holmes discuss the benefits of leaving a legacy gift to SOS Children's Villages Canada.

SOS Children’s Villages is the world’s largest charity dedicated to providing safe, warm, loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children in the world’s poorest countries.

Without an SOS home and mother, these children would spend their days living in hunger and danger of exploitation and cruelty.

Your gift not only rescues these children, it builds their future by providing a safe home, healthy food, school, medical care – and most importantly, the love of an SOS mother who will raise them until adulthood.

And, as you well know, there’s nothing in life that compares to a mother’s love.

You may be surprised to realize how incredible a gift in your Will can be. People are sometimes thrilled to learn that an apparently modest bequest (like 10% of their estate) can actually amount to more money than they gave in their entire lifetime. Bequests are indeed an opportunity for ordinary supporters to make truly extraordinary philanthropic gifts.

If you do decide to make a gift in your Will, you are not alone. There are 1.5 million Canadians alive today who have planned bequests to charities. Their spirit of giving will live on – and indeed transform countless lives – for generations to come. The word ‘philanthropy’ means ‘love of humankind’. Surely, those of us who plan these bequests are making the noblest of philanthropic gifts.

If you would like to discuss a legacy gift with us, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to call Dave Greiner at 1-800-767-5111, Ext. 514 anytime.