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Consider a gift when you update your will

Are you making or updating your will? It’s a great time to consider leaving a gift to causes you care about.

If you’re considering leaving a gift to the Early Connections in your will, we would love to talk with you to discuss some of the options available and share our story.

A bequest to Early Connections provides life changing education, therapy and support to children with disabilities and developmental delays on the Mid North Coast. You can choose which local area your bequest will support.

To discuss making a bequest to Early Connections, please contact the manager at your local Early Connections office or email us.

In a recent survey, 2 out of 3 Aussies either definitely want to leave something to a charity or are undecided. Would you like to leave something to charity?

The following information is provided to assist you in considering, or making, a bequest to Early Connections.

How your gift helps

Your generosity supports life changing education, therapy and support for children age 0 – 12.

Since the introduction of the NDIS families receive funding packages for therapy and care.

But there’s lots of vital resources Early Connections need to support our children, which are not covered by theNational Disability Insurance Scheme.

Your donation will give children access to new therapy equipment and the latest evidence based educational resources to support their disability.

Every child is unique and your donation helps us give each family the support they need.

Read Hannah and Tiana’s story about how early intervention helped the Legge family and where they are now.

You can nominate a region or program

Donations also help us maintain four centres and therapy spaces into the future. This helps us continue to deliver a high standard of care in multiple locations to support children and families with complex needs on the Mid North Coast.

Meeting  families needs close to home and within their community is a gift to be remembered and celebrated.

An option is for you to nominate the specific location where you would like your bequest directed, for example:

  • Manning & Great Lakes
  • Port Macquarie / Hastings
  • Kempsey
  • Coffs Coast

 

Speak to your solicitor

What is a Bequest?

A bequest is an instruction you make in your will, directing that some or all of your estate be gifted to a charity or particular cause. It can be in the form of money, property, shares and debentures, works of art, or other valuables. You don’t have to be wealthy to make a bequest – whatever you choose to give will make a difference.

If you wish to make a gift to Early Connections in your Will, we recommend that you obtain professional legal advice, so that the words accurately and validly record your wishes.

If you are comfortable with telling us that you have included us in your Will, we would appreciate the opportunity to thank you, whilst of course respecting your right to privacy.

After you’ve looked after your loved ones, ask your solicitor to explain the different types of gifts.

• Gifting the residue or the remainder of your estate
• Leaving a percentage (%) of your estate
• Specifying a particular amount for your gift
• Leaving your property or stocks and shares.

For more information about leaving a gift contact us today.

Early Connections is a Registered NDIS Provider. Our families receive NDIS funding to access therapy and specialists.

Community support and donations are greatly appreciated and much needed to support families with vital networks including playgroups, support groups, parent workshops and advocacy.

Your support helps us purchase equipment and resources to equip our team and growing network of centres to provide excellence in early childhood intervention when it’s most needed.

Thank you for helping us give children with disabilities the best possible start.

Each Early Connections location is a registered charity with the ACNC. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.