A gift in your Will is one of the most inspiring ways to give back and ensure UNICEF is there for every child in need for generations to come. No matter what.
Gifts in Wills guide
Everything you need to know about leaving a gift in your Will and the lasting impact it will have.
Tell us about your gift
We want to thank you personally for your commitment and keep you updated on our work.
We’re connecting people who want to leave a gift in their Will with solicitors providing their services free of charge.
Why are Gifts in Wills so important to UNICEF?
All children are born with potential, but they’re not all given the same opportunities to thrive.
Around the world, millions of children are enduring unprecedented crises. Their rights are being violated. They’re being displaced by war, facing famine, drought and natural disasters. And new challenges continue to arise.
But there is HOPE.
When you leave a gift in your Will – large or small – you are empowering UNICEF Australia to continue our work in transformational and sustainable change for children everywhere, well into the future.
Gifts in Wills Supporters
"I’ve seen the work of UNICEF on the ground in places like East Timor, and when I compare the experiences of those children with that of my own grandchildren here in Australia, it’s literally worlds apart. No basic necessities or opportunities to change their future. At my age, I feel it’s my responsibility as a global citizen to give back. I want to instill a sense of global awareness in my grandchildren, and that’s why I’ve remembered UNICEF in my Will. "
Thai Dang, Brisbane
Thai Dang was born in a remote village in Vietnam. At 13 years old, he suffered from a severe case of malaria. Just when his family thought there was nothing more that could be done, a UNICEF medical team on the ground provided him with medication that saved his life.
Your Questions Answered
Together with Ahmad Al Sarray, one of our partner solicitors participating in The GoodWILL Project, we’ve answered questions you may have about gifts in Wills.
Everything you need to know about gifts in wills
An up-to-date Will is the only way to make sure that, after you pass away, your wishes are carried out. If you die without making a Will, you’re said to die intestacy, and your assets will be distributed according to a pre-determined formula and maybe not for your family, friends and the issues you care about as intended.
Writing a Will is one of the most significant decisions you’ll ever make. It’s important to take your time, but it’s a simple process once you’ve made your decision. We recommend you consult your solicitor, who can provide an estimate of cost and help you write your Will.
You don’t have to be wealthy to make a Will. Whoever you are, whatever your situation, even with a small gift, you can make an enormous and lasting difference in the lives of children.
Gifts provide UNICEF with vital funds for long-term planning and development. Leaving a gift to a specific type of work or location might mean that we cannot fulfil your wishes if we are no longer doing that work or in a particular area. Keeping your gift for general purposes enables UNICEF to use it where the need is greatest at the time.
Your Will records your wishes at a particular point in time. It’s advisable to regularly review your Will as your circumstances change, to accurately reflect your current wishes. If your existing Will still reflects most of your wishes, and you simply wish to make some additions or minor changes, your solicitor can help you create a Codicil. It’s important to consult your solicitor to ensure the original Will is not affected.
This is entirely up to you. However, letting us know about your gift can help us plan our future work. Most importantly, we’re very keen to show our gratitude to you and keep you informed about our work with children around the world.
If you prefer to speak directly to a member of our Gifts in Wills team, you can contact:
Abigail Steiner, Senior Marketing Executive, Gifts in Wills.
Phone number: 02 8917 3258
We would love to hear from you.