Leave a bequest in your will

Leave a bequest in your will or donate in memory of a loved one

What better gift can you give to future generations than leaving a bequest to Baptcare in your Will?
A bequest will touch the hearts and souls of countless people in Victoria and Tasmania – young and old.

By supporting Baptcare, in this way, you could make such a difference to:

  • Older people who need residential or community care
  • Children who need foster care
  • Youth in crisis
  • Families who need a listening ear or other support
  • People with a disability
  • Homeless people in our community
  • People Seeking Asylum in the community facing isolation
  • People facing financial hardship, unable to afford housing
  • People looking for spiritual comfort, companionship, emotional healing and guidance
  • People looking for comfort and guidance, during times of distress, loss and grief.
Write your will for free
A gift in your will is one of the most inspiring ways to give back and ensure Baptcare continues its invaluable work. Supporting people of all ages, cultures, beliefs and circumstances to achieve fullness of life.Baptcare is proud to partner with Gathered Here to offer you the opportunity to write your Will for free. It only takes 10 minutes to do and provides unlimited updates of your Will for life.

Or you can contact the donor team on 03 8855 4825
Or by emailing fundraising@baptcare.org.au

Bequest stories: Touching the future of children in foster care

Baptcare’s foster and kinship care programs provide care for children in the homes of volunteer caregivers. The carers provide safe and supportive homes for children when they are unable to live with their own parents.

By thoughtfully leaving a bequest in their Wills, the late Mary Alison Western (a teacher who loved children and wanted to help those in foster care) and the late Violet Grace Lake, have improved the lives of children in foster and kinship care.

One of the key gaps for people who go through the foster care system is lack of information about their life’s journey. Baptcare, along with other agencies in Victoria that provide foster care, has been tracking and reporting this information to the Department of Human Services. However with each agency having different approaches it was like reinventing the wheel each time. Now, with the gifts from Mary and Violet, this has changed!

The bequest monies from these caring and generous ladies have enabled Baptcare to employ a Project Worker to capture information about children in foster care and kinship care to build their story and celebrate milestones in their lives. This becomes a living document containing information that goes with the child when they either go home or on to another foster care placement. So the next time they visit the doctor, or go to a different school, there is a clear record of their history.

The bequests by Mary Allison Western and Violet Grace Lake have touched the future for these children.

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to Baptcare in your Will

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