Ways to Give

DARE Disability Support is dedicated to improving the lives of people with a disability in the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Hawkesbury regions. Your contribution in any of the below areas will make a big difference in our local community.

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Thank you for considering leaving a gift to DARE Disability Support in your will.

Step by step process:

Step 1: Make or update your will

Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. We recommend using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid.

If you are kind enough to be including a gift to DARE Disability Support in your will, make sure you include the correct wording below.

Preferred wording

The following are examples of specific wording recommended for leaving a gift in your Will to DARE Disability Support. In all cases, the most important thing is your own peace of mind so we encourage you to discuss your Will with your legal advisor.

To include DARE Disability Support in you Will, you could include the following:

To donate a percentage of your estate:

“I give to DARE Disability Support (ABN 15 000 692 366), for its general purposes, free of all duties % of my residuary estate for which an authorised receipt from DARE Disability Support will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

or

“I give to DARE Disability Support (ABN 15 000 692 366), for its general purposes, free of all duties the whole of the residue of my estate for which an authorised receipt from DARE Disability Support will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

To donate a specific sum:

“I give to DARE Disability Support (ABN 15 000 692 366), for its general purposes, free of all duties the sum of $ for which an authorised receipt from DARE Disability Support will be a sufficient discharge for the executor(s) or trustee.”

Step 2: Deciding your gift

Leaving a gift in your Will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support DARE Disability Support. There are a number of different ways you can remember DARE Disability Support in your will, depending on your circumstances.

Share of your estate, also known as a residuary gift. The residue of your estate is what remains of the estate once all your loved ones and charges have been paid. A residuary gift could be a percentage or the whole of the residue of your estate. Just 1, 2, 5% or more of your estate can make a difference.

Fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift. This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It may be of interest to note that the value of this will decrease over time with inflation.

A specific gift. You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as real estate, art or a piece of jewellery.

Step 3: Notify loved ones and DARE Disability Support

We believe that it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will ensure your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that an enduring gift to DARE Disability Support is important to you and advise any executors and guardians of your wishes.

We ask that you consider contacting us to let us know of your intended gift.

Volunteer

We are always on the lookout for great volunteers.

It’s not only clients at DARE whose lives are enhanced, people who give time to DARE say volunteering has added a new dimension to their lives. The satisfaction of doing something practical yet personal is a reward in itself.

Volunteers are crucial to the operation of DARE’s recreation and leisure branch of the organisation.

If you would like any information about volunteer work at DARE please contact Virginia on 02 4751 9041.