SOS Children’s Villages have announced that Monday, 12 September to Friday, 16 September is National Wills Week. According to SOS Children’s Villages, during this week, South Africans are reminded of the importance of leaving a will.
According to the organisation, one does not need to leave their entire legacy to family and friends; one can choose a charity beneficiary.
SOS Children’s Villages says that it has a bequest programme where people can include SOS Children’s Villages as a beneficiary.
This thoughtfulness today will ensure a brighter future for the children and youth in the care of SOS Children’s Villages, according to the organisation.
The organisation adds that it offers loving, family-like care for children and young people who have lost or are at risk of losing the care of their families. Instead of growing up on the streets or in a cold institution, a child could be given a mother of his / her own, a family and a comfortable home — complete with a garden to play in — at an SOS Children’s Village, says the organisation.
Established in 1982, SOS Children’s Villages in South Africa has eight programmes across the provinces, supporting more than 700 children. According to the organisation, in these villages, the children are provided with a safe home, healthcare, education and all that they need to become contributing members of society.
SOS Children’s Villages national legacy officer Rashilla Francis encourages people to consider drawing up a will and including a bequest for the SOS Children’s Villages in South Africa.
Some attorneys across the country are offering their services to members of the public to put in place a basic will drafted by them, free of charge, says the organisation. This is an opportunity that all South Africans should take advantage of.
SOS Children’s Villages in South Africa also informs the public that they can include SOS Children’s Villages as a beneficiary in their will. According to the organisation, this is the warm-hearted legacy that South Africans could leave behind simply by including a bequest to SOS Children’s Villages in their will.
“One little sentence in your will today to include SOS Children’s Villages in South Africa, will make a big difference tomorrow in the future of our precious children,” concludes Francis.
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