Your legacy to Coast Mental Health Foundation will help ensure that no matter what the landscape of mental health is like in 20 years, 30 years and beyond, Coast will be here to respond, improve and save lives.
What does the future hold for Coast? And why is a gift in your Will so vitally important?
Every day since 1972, with compassion and courage, Coast has helped your neighbours recover from mental illness. As an independent registered charity, we know that people living with mental health challenges can thrive in our communities if they are given the right resources: housing, support services and employment and education opportunities.
Together with the people we serve, we work side-by-side to set goals and decide on the right services and programs to help each person on their own unique path. Our approach is client-focused and community-based.
The demand for our services continues to grow. When you take the step of including Coast Mental Health Foundation in your Will, you help ensure that no matter what the landscape of mental health is like in 20 years, 30 years and beyond, Coast will be here to respond, improve and save lives.
Ways to Give:
Leaving a legacy gift in your Will is a personal decision. Of course, you’ll want to look after your loved ones first. After those commitments are made, we hope you’ll also consider leaving a gift to Coast Mental Health Foundation. It’s easy to establish and has no impact on your current financial situation.
- In your Will (Most people who make legacy gifts do so by Will)
- A part or all of your retirement funds (RRSPs, RRIFs)
- Stocks and/or securities
- Other gifts (Please contact us to discuss)
What You Need To Know
We strongly advise you to talk to a lawyer or estate planner before confirming your legacy to Coast Mental Health Foundation.
Our charitable registration number is 86150 8018 RR 0001 and legal address is 293 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 2C4 Canada
Although your lawyer will be reviewing all the terms of the will to determine exactly how the clause is to be drafted, we suggest wording to the general effect of:
“I give ____ (a specific sum or all or a portion of the residue of my estate) to Coast Mental Health Foundation currently located at 293 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 2C4, business number 86150 8018 RR0001 for its general charitable purposes.”
“Choosing to leave a gift in my Will was an easy decision for me. I value the work supported by Coast Mental Health Foundation, and know that my legacy gift will ensure Coast will be there for future generations. It was also an easy decision for me because I’ve worked in fundraising for over 20 years, so I’ve seen first-hand the impact a legacy gift can make.”
Read Laura’s story: Leaving a legacy of hope here.
“I’ve been a volunteer and supporter of Coast for over 20 years, and have seen the difference this organization makes in people’s lives. I have always believed that you are happiest when your spending and your values are aligned. My giving and volunteering with Coast are a big part of the story of my life and it’s important to me that this vital and vibrant work continues well into the future.”
Read Shirley’s full letter here.
Meghan is available to talk through any questions you have at any time. Please get in touch by phone or email to learn more about leaving a legacy to Coast Mental Health Foundation.