A simple inspiring gift - modest or large - in your will could change the lives of families facing homelessness and continue the legacy of care and dedication that Sr Stanislaus Kennedy began.
Once you’ve taken care of family and friends in your will, you can leave a truly memorable and inspiring legacy – a modest or large gift – that will keep on giving and changing lives of generations of vulnerable families and individuals facing homelessness.
Find out in our Legacy Booklet why so many Irish people – with years of living still to do – are now planning to give well beyond their lifetime. And how, inspired by the vision and passion of Sr. Stan, our founder, many people are choosing to leave a loving gift in their will to support people who are homeless to find refuge, security and a place they can call home.
‘The simple promise of a gift in your will can be the most meaningful, emotional and impactful way of supporting the life changing work Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy has inspired. Over the decades, she became one of the most public and popular faces in the battle against homelessness. She continues to dedicate her life to it today. You can continue in her footsteps by making a lasting commitment to some of Ireland’s most vulnerable people- men, women, families and children by including Focus Ireland in your will. A promise of a gift in your will-whatever you can afford- is generosity and vision at their most powerful. It is a lovely and loving act that strengthens life and shapes memory. It inspires change in the present, and it transforms real lives in the future. It costs nothing during life but is priceless after it.’
1. Pecuniary Gift
A pecuniary gift in a Will is a gift of a specific sum. Remember, any amount, whatever you can afford after family and friends are taken care of, is priceless in the battle to fight homelessness.
‘I give the sum of €__ to Focus Ireland and I direct that the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same‘
2. Residuary Gift
A residuary gift in a Will is a gift of part of an estate. This is a share of your estate that hasn’t been promised to family or friends. These kind of gifts are enormously valuable in supporting our work.
‘I give to Focus Ireland a fraction (insert fraction) of the residue of my estate, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same‘
3. Specific Item
This is where you generously select a specific item of value like stocks, shares, jewelry, property, the proceeds of a life assurance policy or other valuable items.
‘I bequeath (the item specified) to Focus Ireland and I direct the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same‘
4. Codicil to a Will
A codicil to a Will is an addition to a will. If you have already written a will but decide you would like to leave a gift for Focus Ireland in your will you can ask a solicitor to add a codicil, or an addition to your original will. A codicil is simple to add and is signed in the same way as your original will, with a witness present and will be added to a permanent part of the will.
Talk to your solicitor about leaving a gift in your will – or changing your will if you’ve already made one.
Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or want to request an information pack. We would be delighted to assist you on this journey in any way we can.
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Click to find out more information in our Legacy brochure.