Leave a Legacy Gift to UNICEF in your Will | UNICEF Ireland

Leave a Legacy Gift in your Will 

Leave a Legacy Gift in your Will 

Your legacy gift can be a gift of hope, a gift of a brighter future for children.

Including a legacy gift to UNICEF in your Will is a gift to future generations of children.

UNICEF is funded completely by voluntary contributions and by leaving a gift in your Will you can help us continue our vital work; safe-guarding and protecting vulnerable children living in some of the toughest and remotest regions.

Across more than 190 countries we are on the ground before, during and after humanitarian emergencies, bringing life-saving help and hope to children and their families. Read on to find out how one survivor, Agamemnon Stefantos is alive today, thanks to our supporters who funded the UNICEF emergency response to the devastating earthquake which hit his home in Cephalonia in Greece in 1953. 

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, or learning how to make a Will, send Pauline an email pauline@unicef.ie or fill out this form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

Contact us today about leaving a Legacy Gift in your Will

 

    Agamemnon’s Story

    Agamemnon Stefanatos and was born in 1953, just 10 days after a massive earthquake had hit his native island of Cephalonia in Greece. The earthquake killed more than 1,000 people, leaving hundreds injured with almost every building destroyed.

    Agamemnon’s mother was homeless and struggled to take care of her new baby son in the makeshift tents which were no protection from the cold and rain which followed the earthquake.

    She became weak, ill, and unable to produce the milk needed to feed her baby. Because of the timely arrival of milk and clothes that UNICEF had shipped as part of its’ relief effort, Agamemnon survived.

    Today he continues to live in Greece, runs a small hotel business and has two daughters which he is immensely proud of, and he is so thankful for the help he and his mother received in the aftermath of the quake.

    For more info on how you can help save lives through a legacy gift, send Pauline an email pauline@unicef.ie or fill out the form above and we’ll be in touch shortly.

    Why Leave a Gift in My Will to UNICEF?

    UNICEF brings over 75 years of field-tested experience with networks that span 190 countries and territories. We are impartial and non-political, but we are never neutral when it comes to protecting children’s rights. What matters to us is reaching every child in need, protecting their rights to survive, thrive and reach their full potential.

    We are funded entirely by voluntary contributions and by leveraging our infrastructure, economies of scale and expertise our global reach is truly unique.  In terms of vaccines alone, UNICEF delivers over 2 billion vaccines doses each year, reaching 45% of the world’s children under five.

    What Information Does My Solicitor/Executor Need to Have a Gift Included in My Will?

    Our organisation details are as follows:

    Our Charity Name: UNICEF Ireland

    Our Registered Charity Number: 20008727

    Our Revenue: CHY NO. 5616

    Our Registered Offices are: 33 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

    If you are an Executor/Solicitor and need our details to arrange a transfer of funds, or need to discuss any aspect of the gift, please contact our Gifts in Wills Manager – Pauline Murphy

    Tel: 01 878 3000

    E: pauline@unicef.ie

    How Will UNICEF Manage My Legacy Gift?

    Choosing to leave a gift in your Will brings comfort in knowing that your values will live on. In choosing to leave a gift to UNICEF, you are making a promise to be there for vulnerable children around the world.  In respecting that decision, we make the following promises to you so you can be certain of what to expect from us.

    • We promise to use your gift wisely so that it has the greatest impact in providing for vulnerable children around the world.
    • We recognise that your loved ones; family and friends come first and we promise to treat them with the utmost respect, sensitivity and courtesy at all times.
    • Leaving a legacy is a private and personal decision and yours alone. We will never pressure you in anyway and respect your right to change it at any time in the future.
    • You don’t need to tell us that you have chosen to leave a gift in your Will, but if you do so, we would love to thank you and keep you updated about our work and include you in any events of interest to you.
    • We are always happy to talk to you about your gift or answer any questions you may have about UNICEF’s work. You can speak to our Executive Director – Peter Power and learn about our future plans or reach out to our Gifts in Wills Manager- Pauline – 01 878 3000

    Are There Tax Implications If I Leave a Gift to Charity?

    Legacy gifts to charity are completely tax free and will help reduce the tax payable on your estate.

    Seek advice from your Solicitor or Financial Advisor regarding all tax implications when making a Will.

    Who Can I Talk with to Learn More About Leaving a Gift in My Will?

    You can talk in confidence to our Legacy Manager, Pauline on 01 – 8783000 or email pauline@unicef.ie

    Pauline will expertly explain how to make a Will, and discuss the various free will-writing services available to our supporters.

    Contact Pauline to Learn More