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Sample Will Clauses

Sample language for including a gift in your will to The Redwood.

To give a percentage of the estate

“I give to The Redwood…for women and children fleeing abuse twenty-five percent (25%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for the most urgent needs as determined by its Board of Directors.”

To give a specific amount

“I give to The Redwood…for women and children fleeing abuse the sum of $10,000 to be used for the most urgent needs as determined by its Board of Directors.”

To give a specific asset, such as shares in a company

“I give to The Redwood…for women and children fleeing abuse 500 shares of XYZ Co. Inc. to be used for the most urgent needs as determined by its Board of Directors.”

Legal name

The Redwood’s full legal name is The Redwood…for women and children fleeing abuse. Any legal document used to make a planned gift must include the full legal name of the charity. The Redwood is a registered Canadian charity – our Charitable Organization Number is 89172 8867 RR0001.

Remember – a will is a legal document. We strongly encourage you to seek legal estate planning advice from a qualified lawyer if you are making a will or changing your will. We’d be pleased to confer with you and your lawyer to help draft specific bequest clauses. All calls will be kept confidential.

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