When you make provisions for MCM in your Will, you'll make a lasting difference to people in your community who are most in need.
You will be investing in the future, and in the services we provide.
It’s about setting your intentions for the future and making sure your estate goes exactly where you want it to.
Gifts given in a Will can take different forms, including:
It's important to see your solicitor, to make sure that your wishes are clearly expressed, and legally binding.
To include a gift to MCM in an existing Will, you can simply add an extra clause known as a codicil.
Your solicitor can check that the codicil fulfils all legal requirements and does not contradict other clauses.
While there are a variety of possible clauses, the following is the one most used for a general gift:
I give to Melbourne City Mission the sum of $ (or a percentage/residue of my estate) to be used for its general purposes and the receipt of the Officer of Melbourne City Mission will be sufficient discharge to my Executor/ Trustee.
If so, you can use the wording above but specify this service after the words ‘Melbourne City Mission’.
For example: Melbourne City Mission, Homelessness
Gifts can make an enormous difference to our services and the people we support. Our generous donors have helped countless people to get back on track and live life their way.
From education and training programs to previously disengaged youth, to palliative care and homelessness services, with your support we can assist more people.
Pam, a long-time MCM supporter, talks about the importance of updating your Will, and properly considering who you are leaving a bequest to. Watch and listen to her story in the video.
Caring individuals who choose to include MCM in their Will become most welcome members of our Circle of Friends in recognition of the significant impact their gift will make to our community.
From time to time our members receive invitations to events highlighting our services.
These events are usually casual lunches hosted by our CEO and attended by staff who are at the coalface of our work in the community.
We encourage you to get in touch with us if you've included MCM in your Will, so that we can thank you, and welcome you to the Circle of Friends.
Of course, if you wish to remain anonymous, we will honour this wish.
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