Leave a Legacy Gift

Leave a Legacy Gift

Leaving a legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is a powerful way to ensure that your commitment to affordable housing and community empowerment continues beyond your lifetime. Your legacy gift will help families in Nova Scotia build strength, stability and independence for generations to come.

How will you be remembered?

Looking to the future, consider paying it forward by providing families with the opportunity for a hand-up in life. Affordable homeownership would not be possible for many of the families we partner with without generous donors like you.

A legacy gift in your will is a simple way to help Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia support more families on their journey to building strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. You can choose to leave cash, real estate, or securities. Leaving a legacy gift is the most efficient way to significantly contribute to a charity and ease the burden of your future estate.

Help us plan for the future.

Please let us know if you have included a gift in your will. It will allow us to thank you and, more importantly, to discuss how you would like to direct your donation and what you hope it will accomplish. Every legacy gift makes a difference.

Create a lasting legacy by making a planned gift.

Leaving a bequest in your will is the easiest and most important way to support the causes you care about. A gift in your will, known as a bequest, is a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your will.

Benefits Include

  • Your cash resources will not be affected while you need them and you retain full control of your assets during your lifetime.
  • The beneficiary designation is revocable, meaning it can be changed if your financial or life circumstances change.
  • The final taxes to be paid on your estate may be significantly reduced, which can be a significant advantage for your heirs and a great comfort to you.

Habitat for Humanity can provide you with suggested wording that will assist you in discussions with your lawyer.

What are your next steps?

  • Create a will that reflects your wishes. You can make your bequest in honour or memory of someone special.
  • If you already have a will and are considering a bequest to Habitat for Humanity, the easiest and least expensive way to make a small change in your existing will is to add a codicil, which will retain all the provisions of your will, except those modified by this addition.
  • Make an appointment with your lawyer to draft or revise your will. Your lawyer will help you with the key information and details. Habitat for Humanity has sample wording available to assist you and your lawyer.
  • Contact Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia to inform us of your gift to ensure we honour your gift intentions as you wish.

Learn more by contacting us at info@habitatns.ca

Skip to content