Your generosity can change the lives of those in our community for years to come.
A gift in your Will, whether it be an asset, a monetary amount, or a percentage of your estate, can offer life-changing support to children and families in your community. It’s likely to change the pathway of many lives not just immediately but well into the future.
Your legacy is a gift which will allow us to continue supporting people and strengthening our community. It will ensure that vulnerable children, families and individuals will have ongoing access to better opportunities moving forward.
Funds received will be used to provide intervention, therapy and support services to look after those in need.
How to leave a gift in your Will:
Decide what kind of gift to leave
There are different kinds of gifts you can leave in your Will, however many of our supporters choose to leave a monetary gift in the form of a residuary bequest. Other options include a specified amount of money or an asset, for example real estate, shares, bonds or an item of value.
Speak to family and loved ones
Let them know of your intentions to leave a gift to Meli and ensure they support your decision.
Seek professional advice
Your Will is an important legal document that must be properly prepared. Ask your solicitor or Trustee Company about the best way to do this and the most appropriate gift for your circumstances.
Making a Will
To include your chosen gift to Meli when you write your Will, provide your solicitor with the following wording:
“I (insert name here) bequeath to Meli ABN 38 633 820 168 of 16 Ballarat Road, Hamlyn Heights in the State of Victoria, for it’s general purposes (insert the percentage or residue of your estate, or the details of your property, shares, bonds or item of value) of my estate or the sum of $(insert dollar amount). I declare that the receipt of acknowledgment of it’s Chief Executive Officer or other authorised officer will be sufficient to discharge the responsibility of my Executors or Trustees in respect of this bequest.”
Amending a Will
If you have already written your Will, the easiest way to make a gift to Meli. is by adding a codicil – a short legal amendment. This can be organised with a phone call or email to your solicitor, followed by a visit to their office to sign the amendment and complete the codicil.
Get in touch
If you’re interested in leaving or have already nominated Meli to receive a gift in your Will, we would be grateful it if you could let us know by contacting our Community Engagement team
Frequently asked questions about Bequests & Wills
A residuary bequest is when you leave a portion or the remainder of your estate to Meli after all other bequest and other financial commitments have been honoured. This is a wonderful way to ensure Meli gets the most help possible, whilst also ensuring your loved ones are taken care of.
Every dollar provided to Meli helps children, families and individuals in our community to:
- Build better relationships
- Support the education, care and wellbeing of children
- Support parents in their parenting role
- Support women and children affected by family violence
- Assist men who use violence become accountable for their behaviour
- Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid
- Help those affected by problem gambling
We’re incredibly grateful for every gift we receive and endeavour to thank those who have made the generous decision to include our organisation in their Will.
Your details will be held in the strictest of confidence.