Make a meaningful contribution
You don't have to be rich or famous to make a difference. You just have to make a simple decision.
By planning to include a gift to Disabled Children's Foundation in your Will, you can help ensure that we will always be there to support children living with disabilities and their families, providing opportunities for participation or respite when it's needed most.
Whether big or small, your gift will help to reduce the loneliness and overwhelm that comes with the demands of living with disabilities. Providing opportunities to improve the quality of life enjoyed by disabled children.
If you are thinking of helping us in this way, we would love to chat more with you. There are a few different options and we'll do our best to make it a simple process for you.
By leaving a legacy in your Will to Disabled Children's Foundation through Planning Giving, you are making a powerful commitment that will change the future, for the better, for children living with disabilities.
Please download our Bequest Brochure or call us on 08 9409 2850 to find out more about leaving a gift in your Will.
Above: Jack interacting with horses, with the help of a volunteer, in the Riding for the Disabled Association’s program.
"This one experience has impacted his whole week, talking in 5+ word sentences, being aware of others, eye contact, sharing with others and has displayed imaginary and appropriate play skills. His outlook has changed." - Elisa, Jack's Mum.
Read 3 ½ year old "Jack's Story" in full.
How to plan giving in your will
Planning to leave a gift in your will is an important decision but it doesn't have to be complicated. There is information available to make the process as easy as possible. Here are some of the basic steps involved:
Step 1: Make or update your Will
Your Will must be properly prepared and executed. There are two choices: you can write your Will yourself, or you can engage a professional to write your Will for you.
(a) If you are preparing leave a gift to Disabled Children's Foundation in your Will and you plan to write the Will yourself, make sure to include the correct wording. Below are examples of how you should write your bequest within your will.
Residuary (percentage) gift:
I leave to Disabled Children’s Foundation Inc. (ABN 90 034 374 668) (ASIC 138 929 772), (proportion of residue to be completed) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
Pecuniary or Specific Bequest:
I leave to Disabled Children’s Foundation Inc. (ABN 90 034 374 668) (ASIC 138 929 772), (description of item) absolutely for the general purposes of the said charity and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
(b) Should you choose to have a legal professional write your Will, you should make some decisions about your Will and write them down prior to meeting with them. Then contact your solicitor about your Will and discuss what is best suited for you and your circumstances.
Step 2: Select the way you will gift
Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support the Disabled Children's Foundation. There are a number of different ways you can remember us in your will. They include:
• Residual (percentage) gift. You may leave a percentage of your your estate. Just 1, 2, 5% of your estate can make a difference.
• Pecuniary (fixed) gift. This an exact sum of money that can be allocated to us.
• Specific gift. You may leave a particular item of value such as property, art works, jewellery etc.
Step 3: State your intentions
It's important to communicate your final wishes with loved ones and executors. This will help to ensure that they are carried out.
If you are planning on leaving a gift in your will to Disabled Children's Foundation, please consider contacting us to let us know. We would love the opportunity to acknowledge your kindness.
Planned Gift Notification Contact Form
If you are planning on leaving a gift in your will to Disabled Children's Foundation, please consider contacting us to let us know. We would love the opportunity to acknowledge your kindness and include you in communication about our work.
To notify us, just fill out the below form or download the attached form (Giving Form.pdf) or call the bequest team on 08 9409 2850.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I leave a planed gift in my Will?
A: These gifts form the financial foundation for many charities and enable them to perform their vital work in our society. Without charitable gifts in Wills, many charities would simply not operate. A gift in your Will could be the most significant gift of your life, allowing you to support a cause close to your heart and leave a lasting legacy.
Q: How do I know the Disabled Children's Foundation will use my gift wisely?
A: You can get in touch with Disabled Children's Foundation and discuss with them how you would like your gift used, or you can be specific in your Will. However, bear in mind that it is often more valuable to a charity to be able to invest the funds in an area where it is most needed at the time of receiving the funds.
You may also notify Disabled Children's Foundation of your wish to include a gift in your Will. This will
Q: Do I need to Disabled Children's Foundation know that I have left them a gift or give them a copy of my Will?
A: No, you don't. But letting Disabled Children's Foundation know of your intention you will enable us to involve you further in our work and appropriately acknowledging you for your donation, if desired.
It's your decision, however by letting Disabled Children's Foundation know about the gift in your Will you'll help us to plan better for the future.
If you would like to let us know of your decision to include Disabled Children's Foundation in your Will, please call or fill out the downloadable planned gift contact form (Giving Form.pdf)
Q: Can I choose a specific area/program of Disabled Childrens Foundation to support?
We'd ask that you keep your planned gift quite general so it's easier for us to fulfil your wish. We suggest that you direct your gift to the everyday work of Disabled Children's Foundation, to help improve the lives of children with disabilities.
Q:How can I contact Disabled Children's Foundation or where can I Post information?
Disabled Children's Foundation
8/3 Castlegate Way, Woodvale WA 6026
PO Box 118, Woodvale WA 6026
Phone: 08 9409 2850