Leave a Legacy or Live a Legacy – What is the difference?
Both options allow an individual to leave a charitable gift to an organization they love. These bequests have a significant impact and often enable the organization to advance in a way that it can’t outside of day to day operations, to try something new or to expand in an otherwise unlikely manner.
Legacy giving includes annual or monthly donations which assist us with our mission and goals, and allow us a sustainable means to do our work. There are many ways to give:
- Living Gift
- Planned Giving
- Life Insurance
- RRSP Contributions
Please contact us for more information and personal support.
The following excerpts are from two real donor stories. They are vastly different, but both equally have a lasting and positive impact on their communities. They demonstrate the impact that a charitable gift can have during your lifetime (enabling you to be an active partner) or as a part of your estate planning (life in perpetuity).
“Spring of 2016 was a grievous time for the family and friends who lost Mary.
Mary was an inspiration to all who knew her. She loved to travel, explore new culinary experiences and to hike the beautiful wilderness of British Columbia.
In life, sadly we only knew Mary peripherally, but we recognized her as a champion for people, especially women who were marginalized and disadvantaged. She was an active donor during her lifetime but before sadly succumbing to a tragic head injury, Mary arranged to bequeath two significant amounts of money to Sources Community Resources Society to fund two programs she felt strongly about, the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank and Sources Women’s Place…”
Read more: Leave A Legacy Vancouver
Block by Block:
“…Sadly in late 2015, Henry Block, surrounded by his loving family, passed; but the legacy he left has had a far greater impact than he could have dreamed. For the Block family, Henry’s example of charitable contribution toward the creation of a stronger community became woven into the fabric of their lives.
Through their Foundation as well as their personal contributions, the Block family is actively involved in many local community projects, service clubs and social agencies on the peninsula–Sources is fortunate to be among them. Their involvement has led to some significant and innovative approaches, each impacting community in numerous and lasting ways:
- Volunteer Assisted Discharge Program that helps seniors get home from local hospitals and assists with reestablishing them in their homes.
- The powder milk project ensures milk is available (which is relatively non-perishable and contains comparable nutrients to fresh milk) to those in need
- The Rotary Save-On-Foods gift card program. This partner program is a community initiative that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for the White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank.
Read more: Block By Block Legacy Story