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Leaving A Gift In Your Will

A gift in your Will to Caring Families Aotearoa is a very special act of kindness. Referred to as a bequest, a gift in your Will ensures foster parents and whānau caregivers have the skills, knowledge and support to turn around the lives of children in foster care for generations to come.







Caring Families Aotearoa is thrilled to have partnered with Safewill, a trusted online will-writing platform designed to take you through a series of simple and stress-free questions, that should take no more than 20 minutes to complete and will ensure all your legal and financial intentions are captured.

Your final will document will be reviewed by a team of legal experts at Safewill to ensure that everything is ‘ship shape’ and in keeping with estate laws here in New Zealand.

As this is our first year of partnership with Safewill, they have given us a great half-price offer to pass on to our supporters.

Until June of 2024, supporters of Caring Families Aotearoa will pay only $80 for a personalised will document from this trusted online will-writing platform (usual RRP $160).

Simply click on the Safewill logo below to take us up on this unique opportunity to get your affairs in order and leave a lasting legacy.

When using Safewill to determine your final wishes, you can indicate if a small portion of your estate is to be left to a charity. Once you have taken care of your loved ones, we would be so grateful for any provision you may wish to make to our work as well. Your legacy gift to us will ensure we can carry on the valuable work we do in supporting caregivers, to ensure they provide safe & healing homes to children in care.








Protecting children for generations to come

It is a common myth that only the rich leave a bequest to charity in their Will. In fact the majority of bequests are from ordinary people like you and me. Your gift, regardless of the size, will ultimately help this country’s most vulnerable children, those who are victims of abuse and neglect through no fault of their own.

Your bequest will live on in the lives of Kiwi children who will hopefully go on to raise their own children in a safe and loving home. You can help tackle the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in this country and keep children safe. Whoever you are, whatever your situation, you can help make New Zealand a better place.

What about my
family and friends?

Leaving a bequest to Caring Families Aotearoa is not about excluding your family and friends, and we believe your loved ones should come first.

Once you have provided for your loved ones, a gift to Caring Families Aotearoa will make a real and lasting difference.

Why should I
write a Will?

Writing a Will is the only way you can be certain your wishes will be followed after you’re gone. Many people assume their money, property and possessions (their estate) will automatically pass to their loved ones but this isn’t always the case. If you don’t have a Will, part or all of your estate may end up going to people you never intended to benefit.

I want to include Caring Families Aotearoa in my Will, where do I start?

1. Ask us for more information.

Please contact our fundraiser, Jenni Anderson, on 0800 693 323 or email fundraiser@caringfamilies.org.nz for a confidential, no-obligation chat about how your bequest can make a difference.

2. Other options for making a will include; your solicitor, the Public Trust, or another adviser.

Whoever you consult with can help you decide whether you want to leave a residual, pecuniary, or specified bequest:

  • Residual bequest – this is what is left over or a percentage of what is left over (the residue) of your estate after all expenses, debts and other specific bequests have been settled.
  • Pecuniary bequest – this is a specified sum of money in a Will.
  • Specified bequest – this is where a particular item is specified in a Will, for example, works of art, or stocks and shares, or even property.

Please let your solicitor or advisor know: Caring Families Aotearoa’s legal name is the New Zealand Family and Foster Care Federation Incorporated. Charity registration number CC25139.

3. Please let us know your intentions.

We understand the details of your Will are a private matter and you may wish to keep it that way. However, we would love to have the opportunity to thank you during your lifetime and acknowledge your support in a way that is acceptable to you. We also want to ensure we understand your intentions. If you wish your gift to remain anonymous, your request will be honoured.