Legacy Giving – Will Power

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We are delighted to tell you that we have partnered with Will Power, a national movement to educate Canadians on the power they have to make a difference through their Wills.  You have the power to make a difference to education, youth engagement, supportive housing and poverty intervention, more than you realize, when you leave a charitable gift in your Will. Leaving even a small portion of your estate to charity can result in a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible, while still supporting those you love.

Why leave a Legacy Gift?

We all want to help those around us and leave the world a better place. Leaving a charitable gift is a Will is another way to make your mark.

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Visit our YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin Will Power page to learn more

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You may be surprised to see that even 1% left to YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin in your Will can have an enormous impact on our communities most vulnerable population, while still leaving 99% of your estate for loved ones.

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