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Charitable bequests from your will to Trees That Count
Charitable bequests from your will to Trees That Count

You can leave a lasting legacy by supporting Trees That Count through your will.

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What is a Bequest?

A bequest is a special kind of gift. It's one you arrange in your will or trust to continue your legacy of support for Project Crimson/Trees That Count.

Your bequest can be in the form of donations for native trees. Your impact will be clear, planting native trees around Aotearoa New Zealand. We cheer on any action towards a greener planet but are unable to accept any physical property.

With each native tree planted, you're contributing to cleaner water, sturdier land, richer biodiversity, and community-enriching green spaces for future generations.

Options for bequests might include:

  • Providing a percentage of your estate to the Trees That Count

  • Providing a Residual Bequest, gifting the amount left over from your estate once you have provided for loved ones

  • Leaving a fixed amount of money to Trees That Count

Why are gifts so important to charities?

Legacy gifts are a cornerstone for many charities in New Zealand, offering vital support for their causes. It's a common misconception that only the wealthy leave money to charities after they pass away. Anyone can choose to leave a gift in their will. It can have a lasting impact on causes you hold dear.

How do I make a Bequest?

Documenting your bequest and legacy is essential. To leave a bequest to Project Crimson Trust/Trees That Count, add it to a will or to an existing one through an amendment.

Communication is key — we encourage you to share your intentions with your family or Trustees. This ensures your wishes to support Project Crimson Trust/Trees That Count are known and respected.

Informing us about your bequest and providing next of kin details allows us to honour your legacy. After your gift is received, we commit to informing your loved ones about the difference your contribution is making.

The information in this article is general guidance, please speak to a legal advisor when documenting a bequest.

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