You can change lives
Since 1950, OC Connections has been proudly supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live active, happy lives with dignity and independence. We believe everyone has the right to a life of equality and acceptance.
By leaving a bequest in your Will you can help us support others to achieve that dream and together we can build a future of exciting possibilities for all people living with disability.
How do I leave a bequest in my Will to OC Connections?
Before making or modifying your Will, we recommend you seek independent legal advice from a solicitor or trustee company. This will help ensure your Will accurately reflects how you want your gift to be used.
You will need to consider how you would like your estate distributed. Naturally, family and loved ones will come first, and after that, you may consider leaving a gift to a charity, like OC Connections.
Such a gift means we can confidentially plan for the future and invest resources into programs and services that will enhance life opportunities for people with an intellectual disability.
Types of Bequests
There many ways in which to leave a charitable bequest in your Will, and include:
- A specified amount of money
- A percentage of your estate
- A specific gift, such as property, a parcel of shares, works of art or jewellery
- The residue of your estate after all debts have been paid and loved ones are provided for.
If you would like to target your gift towards a specific area of OC Connections’ work, please contact us to discuss your wishes.
For more information email us here, visit us at 773 Warrigal Road Oakleigh or call (03) 9569 0603
If your bequest is general, we suggest the following wording:
I leave to OC Connections Incorporated, of 773 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh, VIC 3166 (ABN 91 480 733 899) [insert dollar amount or % of residuary estate] absolutely for the general purposes of the said charity and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
If you would like your bequest to go towards a specific service or program, we suggest the following wording:
I leave to OC Connections Incorporated, of 773 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh, VIC 3166 (ABN 91 480 733 899) [insert dollar amount or % of residuary estate] for [insert general description of where funds are to be channelled – eg: accommodation, holidays, equipment, etc] and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors.
If you’d like to chat with us about your bequest, please call (03) 9569 0603 or email us here
Your gift at work
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on support from individual donors and bequests to finance projects not covered by government funding. In the past, bequest funding has been used to upgrade our holiday home at Tootgarook on the Mornington Peninsula; buy buses to transport people to community activities, like bowling or shopping trips; buy specialist equipment that better enables people to get out and about in their local community or install smart technology in supported living homes to make them safe and secure.
Your gift, no matter the size, will be gratefully received.
And if you do decide to leave a gift to OC Connections in your Will, we hope you will let us know so that we can personally thank you for your generosity.
If you would like to speak with us about leaving a bequest to OC Connections, please call (03) 9569 0603 or email us
Other ways to give
Leaving a bequest to OC Connections is just one of many ways you can support our work in providing life-changing opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Every donation, no matter the size, will make a difference to someone’s life. For other ways in which to support us, click here.
All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.