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What will your legacy be?

Write your Will for free with The GoodWILL Project. The GoodWILL Project connects people who would like to leave a gift in their Will to UNICEF Australia with solicitors who can write or update simple Wills free of charge.

When you leave a gift in your Will – large or small – you are empowering UNICEF to continue their work in transformational and sustainable change for children everywhere, well into the future.

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About UNICEF

UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity working to protect vulnerable children, globally and here in Australia. Run entirely on voluntary donations, UNICEF works to improve the lives of every vulnerable child, no matter who they are or where they live.

Every day the teams are on the ground in 190 countries working with local partners to deliver lifesaving help and create lasting change.

From vaccinating children in war zones to providing early childhood education access in Indigenous communities, your gifts help UNICEF to protect every child. No matter what.

Benefits

With The GoodWILL Project, you can

  • Access free Will writing services
  • Find your nearest Solicitor
  • Receive expert legal advice
  • Leave a lasting gift for children
© UNICEF/UN0526503/Mulala
© UNICEF/UN0526503/Mulala
About UNICEF

UNICEF is the world’s largest children’s charity working to protect vulnerable children, globally and here in Australia. Run entirely on voluntary donations, UNICEF works to improve the lives of every vulnerable child, no matter who they are or where they live.

Every day the teams are on the ground in 190 countries working with local partners to deliver lifesaving help and create lasting change.

From vaccinating children in war zones to providing early childhood education access in Indigenous communities, your gifts help UNICEF to protect every child. No matter what.

Benefits

With The GoodWILL Project, you can

  • Access free Will writing services
  • Find your nearest Solicitor
  • Receive expert legal advice
  • Leave a lasting gift for children
 
 
Get Started Today

To make your Will for free, start by completing the online form below. A Solicitor will be in touch to answer your queries, discuss your Will and book an appointment.

Write your Will for free through The GoodWILL Project.

 
 
 
 
How to leave a gift to UNICEF

A residuary gift is the most effective way to leave a gift in your Will to UNICEF. It’s the remainder after you have made provisions for your family and friends.

 

A percentage of your estate is the nominated portion or fixed percentage of your estate to UNICEF.

 

A pecuniary gift is a specific amount of money left to UNICEF.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today, generous UNICEF supporters are transforming the lives of children all over the world, because of a decision they made many years ago.
 

“We are grateful that our boys have not had to face such human tragedy or cultural challenges, but this spurs us on to do whatever we can to alleviate even a small part of that suffering elsewhere. This makes our gifts to UNICEF vitally important – and a gift in Will most important of all.”

– Helen and Jonathan Beeby

 

“I’ve always travelled and have seen the work of UNICEF on the ground in places like East Timor. When I compare the experiences of those children with that of my own grandchildren here in Australia, it’s literally worlds apart. At my age I feel it’s my responsibility as a global citizen to give back. I want to instill a sense of global awareness in my grandchildren. That’s why I’ve remembered UNICEF in my Will.”

- Traudi Moon

 

“When I was growing up, my first interface with UNICEF was in 1968 when I came down with a very severe case of malaria. They gave me medicine that saved my life. I know that without UNICEF I wouldn’t have the life I have now. We have 3 children, and it’s very hard to divide by 3, so I told them I would leave the 10% to UNICEF.”

- Thai Dang

 
 
 
 
 
 
Your questions answered

Frequently asked questions about gifts in Wills answered by one of The GoodWILL Project solicitors, Ahmad Al Sarray.

 
 
 
 
Frequently asked questions
 
Why is it important to have a Will?

An up-to-date Will is the only way to make sure that, after you pass away, your wishes are carried out. If you die without making a Will you are said to die intestate and your assets will be distributed according to a pre-determined criterion, and maybe not for your family, friends and the issues you care about as intended.

What is the best way to leave a gift in my Will to UNICEF?

A residuary gift is the most effective way to leave a gift in your Will to UNICEF. It’s the remainder after you have made provisions for your family and friends. A residuary gift also keeps up with inflation which means the gift will achieve as much in the future as it will now.

I don’t have much money to leave, is it worth it?

You don’t have to be wealthy to remember a charity in your Will. You just have to make a simple decision. Whoever you are, whatever your situation, even with a small gift you can make a significant and lasting difference to the lives of children.

How does The GoodWILL Project work?

The GoodWILL Project connects people who would like to leave a gift in their Will to UNICEF with solicitors who can provide their services free of charge. Visit The GoodWILL Project website, type in your postcode to find a participating solicitor near you and fill out the form to make an appointment. The GoodWILL Project Solicitors are happy to offer this service to anyone who would like to leave a gift of any amount to UNICEF.

How will UNICEF use my gift?

Gifts in Wills to UNICEF have the power to transform the lives of children both here in Australia and all over the world. Put simply, your gift will make sure that more children survive infancy, are fed, vaccinated, educated and have their rights protected. By influencing laws, policies and customs in more than 190 countries, UNICEF is doing more to protect children than any other organisation in history.

A gift in your Will can help UNICEF teams:

  • Educate children in remote areas of war-torn countries, giving them safe places to learn and play
  • Deliver vaccinations to children in hard-to-reach areas
  • Provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs to children around the world.
Can I say where I want my gift to be used?

Gifts in Wills provide UNICEF with vital funds for long-term planning and development. Leaving a gift to a specific type of work or location might mean that we cannot fulfil your wishes if we are no longer doing that specific work or in a specific area in the future. Keeping your gift for general purposes enables UNICEF to use it where the need is greatest at the time.

I’ve already made a Will do I have to make a new Will?

Your Will records your wishes at a particular point in time. It is advisable to regularly review your Will as your circumstances change so that it accurately reflects your current wishes. If your current Will still reflects most of your wishes, and you simply wish to make some additions or small changes, your solicitor can help you create a Codicil. It’s important to consult your solicitor to ensure the original Will is not affected.

Do I need to tell you I’ve included UNICEF in my Will?

This is entirely up to you. However, letting us know about your gift can help us plan our future work. Most importantly, we’re very keen to show our gratitude to you and keep you informed about our work with children around the world. Thank you.

Can my gift be confidential?

Of course – all information you give to us is strictly confidential. Any information supplied to UNICEF Australia is protected by our Privacy Policy.

 
 
 
 
Have a question or need help?

UNICEF Australia’s friendly Gifts in Wills team can assist you. You can get in touch directly with Bianca at giftsinwills@unicef.org.au or on 02 8917 3223.