About gifts in Wills


A lasting legacy for children of the future.


Thank you for considering including a gift in your Will for tomorrow's children. You can be confident that a gift in your Will can do more than you ever thought possible. You can transform the lives of the next generation of vulnerable children and communities living in extreme poverty and dangerous place.


Your special gift can build brighter futures for tomorrow's children.

<br>Your special gift can build brighter futures for tomorrow's children.

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a powerful act that can create a lasting difference for children of the future.

World Vision is committed to the sustained well-being of children. Thanks to your kindness, we work with communities to implement holistic, multifaceted development programmes.

Together, with your generous support, we're able to save, protect and improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and communities living in extreme poverty and dangerous places. 

By including an unrestricted gift in your Will to World Vision, you ensure your gift will have the most significant impact, as we can direct your gift towards the children and communities who need our help the most.


Our commitment to you:

We work hard to ensure all resources entrusted to us are used as efficiently and effectively as possible to bring maximum impact to children and communities in need. We have strong checks and balances in place to ensure your money goes where we say it will.

  • We will always respect your privacy. We recognise and appreciate that your Will is personal to you and will hold your intention in strictest confidence.
  • We understand that loved ones come first, and we encourage you to discuss your intention with them before finalising your Will. We also encourage you to seek independent legal advice.
  • We would love to hear if you've chosen to include World Vision New Zealand in your Will. However, we understand if you wish to remain anonymous.
  • It's your choice about how we contact and talk to you about your Will.
  • We understand that you may wish to direct your gift to a particular purpose, however, most people leave an unrestricted gift. This allows us to use your gift where it is most needed at the time and means that as our work evolves to better serve the poor, your gift can evolve with it.
  • We will handle your gift and wishes carefully with sensitivity and respect. We will use your gift wisely so that it has the greatest impact on future generations.
  • We recognise that it's your decision and needs to be made in your own time.
  • You have the absolute right, at any time in the future, to change your mind about a gift in your Will to World Vision New Zealand.

"Every dollar that you've given has changed a life" - Amanda Roulston

Amanda Roulston was in her first paid employment out of school when she sponsored her first child with World Vision. Nearly 25 years on, she still loves Child Sponsorship and has decided to leave a legacy gift in her Will to World Vision so the work she loves so much can continue to change lives.

"I couldn't walk away from it ever because there has always been massive evidence that every dollar that you've given has changed a life. When I travelled, and I had no income, and I was backpacking on $5 a day. I still had left money in New Zealand in a bank account for the three years that I'd be gone. It keeps you part of a global world, I think, and I like that."

"Here in New Zealand, we have so much. When I work it out, it's possible to achieve it all. It's possible to leave something to my loved ones, and I consider World Vision a loved one in that situation as well. Everyone wins."

<h4>Including a gift in your Will</h4>

Including a gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision, no matter the size, will break the chains of poverty for future generations.

<h4>How to leave a gift</h4>

How to leave a gift

Including a gift in your Will is simple to do, doesn't impact on your day-to-day living and gives satisfaction knowing that your generosity will live on.

<h4>Where your gift will go</h4>

Where your gift will go

Your future gift will be used wisely and cost-effectively so that it has the greatest impact and creates a lasting difference for children of the future.

<h4>FAQs</h4>

FAQs

Whether you're updating your Will, or creating one for the first time, we're here to help. Check out these FAQs or contact us for more information.