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 participants achieve that dream and together we can build a future of exciting possibilities for all people living with disability.

How to remember OC Connections

As a guide, the most common types of bequests include:

  • Residuary - This gift consists of the remainder of your estate once your family and friends have been provided for and any taxes and charges are settled.
  • Percentage/fractional - This is a gift in the form of a specified percentage of your estate.
  • Specific/pecuniary - This is a gift in the form of a specified amount of money, item of property or stocks and shares.

Regardless of the method you choose, OC Connections is very grateful for any support you can provide.

For more information email us here, visit us at 773 Warrigal Road Oakleigh or call (03) 9569 0603


Suggested wording for consideration by your legal advisor:

To make a bequest to OC Connections, we suggest the following wording for consideration by your legal advisor.

“I bequeath (a percentage of your estate) or (a specified sum) free of all duties, for the general purposes of OC Connections Ltd (ABN 91 480 733 899) 773 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh, 3166. I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer of OC Connections Ltd shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”

If you would like your bequest to go towards a specific service or program, we suggest the following wording:

“I bequeath (a percentage of your estate) or (a specified sum) free of all duties, for [insert general description of where funds are to be channelled – eg: accommodation, holidays, equipment, etc] at OC Connections Ltd (ABN 91 480 733 899) 773 Warrigal Road, Oakleigh, 3166. I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer of OC Connections Ltd shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).”

We believe it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will ensure that decisions that are important to you are understood by family members, executors and guardians.

If you'd like to chat with us about your bequest, please call (03) 9569 0603 or email us here


Your gift at work

OC Connections is working to grow our impact in Melbourne’s wider southeast communities.

Our priority initiatives are:

  • Pathways to open employment
  • Provision of more supported community living homes and wrap around services to support people living with a disability
  • Expanding our social enterprise initiatives into the business and corporate sectors
  • Providing skill development and support to participants in the community. Importantly, this means that OC Connections will be responding to the needs of people living with a disability in the south-eastern communities across all areas of their life.

Please contact us so we can personally offer our heartfelt thanks. Every person who leaves a gift to OC Connections will receive copies of OC Connections regular correspondence and invitations to events.

If you would like to discuss your wishes for the future, please contact OC Connections to make an appointment.

The best way to arrange to leave a gift to OC Connections is to speak with a solicitor. They can ensure your estate is distributed in a way that meets your wishes. How you choose to leave a bequest depends on your personal preference or circumstances.

Contact

For more information please contact us
E. admin@OCConnections.org
A. 773 Warrigal Road Oakleigh, VIC 3166
T. (03) 9569 0603
W. OCConnections.org


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. Donations can include your time as a volunteer, buying a Christmas tree or attending our annual Charity Golf Day. For other ways in which to support us, click here.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

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Norma and Don Bain are long-term supporters of OC Connections, with a history of generous practical and financial contributions that spans over 50 years. Their involvement started in 1954 when their late son, Bruce, was just five years old. Bruce needed 24-hour care, and after experiencing firsthand the importance of being able to access quality care and support for their son, Norma and Don decided that they wanted to help other families in similar situations.

“When you have a family member with a physical or intellectual disability, it’s natural to want to help. While we have always been generous in sharing our time and knowledge, we also wanted to make a lasting financial contribution; something that would go beyond Bruce’s life and help the next generation”
says Don.

For OC Connections, donations such as those made by the Bain family go a long way towards helping our organisation grow. They help us to purchase specialist equipment, improve transport options, and upgrade accommodation for our participants. Your donation, no matter the size, will make a difference.