Bequests

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Create a Lasting Legacy

A bequest (also known as a legacy) is a gift of money or assets that you leave through your Will. Bequests are critical to Kids Under Cover and the young people and families we support.  Including a gift in your Will to Kids Under Cover ensures the longevity of the support we can offer young people at risk of homelessness. 

By leaving a gift in your Will to Kids Under Cover you will be building the foundations to prevent youth homelessness.

There are several types of bequests. Some are specified amounts of money, items of property or stocks and shares. Other bequests may be a percentage of an estate or the remainder of an estate once family, friends and taxes are taken care of.

Read more about leaving a gift in your Will HERE or feel free to email bequests@kuc.org.au to request further information.

If you would like to start the conversation please call Martin on 03 9429 744 for a confidential discussion.

Disadvantage Forges a Legacy

We are constantly buoyed by the generosity of others, frequently those who have experience challenging circumstances themselves.

Kevin* was born in 1926, having spent most of his life in and out of a religious mission in 1944, 18-year-old Kevin enlisted in the air force, serving for four years before returning to civilian life as a house painter, working across country Victoria, his newly-bought motorbike his main passion.

At the age of 24, Kevin started his own business. Thus continued a long life characterised by a strong work ethic.

Kevin passed away in 2015. His Will was a testament to his many friendships, his generosity, and the impact of his challenging upbringing. He left significant monetary gifts to over 30 friends, but in addition, he also specified gifts to 11 charities, including Kids Under Cover.

Gifts in Wills are often a surprise to a charity, tinged equally with gratitude and sadness. It is always a privilege for us to be entrusted with such a gift to continue the fight against youth homelessness.

Kevin’s legacy has benefited many young people who have a had challenging start to life.

*Name changed and identifying elements modified to protect privacy.

To read more about leaving a gift in your Will download our how to guide HERE

Include a Charity

Include a Charity is a Nationwide campaign which encourages Australians to think about leaving a gift in their Will to ensure a lasting legacy.

We’re often not able to give as generously during our lives as we might like to. Leaving a gift in your Will is a great way to support the vital work of charities we’ve always wanted to help but were previously unable to, or to increase the level of giving to a charity you’ve supported all your life.

Imagine a world without your favourite charities and all of the good work that they do … Without the legacy of a bequest, our impact would not be as far-reaching and we would struggle to continue our work. That’s why we are one of many charities who are working together as part of the Include a Charity campaign.