Three reasons to join the Legacy Club

Topics: National, Philanthropy News
September 03, 2013

Three reasons to join the Legacy Club

Have you wanted to help others, but have never had the time to devote to volunteering with a cause committed to providing humanitarian aid to those in need?

If so, you're not alone. Many people struggle to find enough time in the day to connect with loved ones, pursue hobbies and relax after a difficult workday. Yet the desire to give back to a community can be strong, regardless of what age you are, which is why opportunities like legacy giving can be so rewarding.

As one of the most active non-profit organizations in Canada, the Canadian Red Cross is committed to improving the lives of those who have been impacted by hardships. By offering a variety of different types of aid, the Red Cross honours its mission to help vulnerable people through its humanitarian efforts.

With legacy giving, you can play a big part in helping the Red Cross touch the lives of people facing difficulties. Still feeling uncertain? Consider these three benefits of legacy giving.

1. Inspire future generations
Legacy giving enables you to leave behind a lasting gift that will allow you to bridge a gap between yourself, your community and youth for years to come. This is a chance to 'pay it forward' with no impact on your current disposable income. By putting a gift in your will, such as making a gift of property like investments, listed securities, or a paid up insurance policy, you can make a tremendous impact on the lives of others.

2. Be remembered as a humanitarian
Regardless of the amount you plan to leave, as a legacy gift giver you will join an elite group of philanthropists through the Red Cross Legacy Club.

3. Make a difference
When devastating emergencies and disasters occur, or when people are impacted by the harmful effects of violence and abuse, the Canadian Red Cross offers an essential layer of necessary support that enables individuals to better meet the challenges of their daily lives.

By leaving behind a legacy gift, you can set an example of support for your community and  strengthen the humanitarian work of the Canadian Red Cross. Each gift will help the organization to better address the needs of vulnerable people who need assistance from the Red Cross.

To make a difference right now, please donate online or contact your local office to learn more about the benefits of legacy giving.

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