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Make your mark and be remembered

There’s a simple way you can ensure that we are still there for children who need us most, long after you have gone.
The gifts you give during your lifetime are invaluable. They can make the difference between life and death to children living in poverty and conflict today. But who will be there for the children of the future?

There’s a simple way you can ensure that we are still there for children who need us most, long after you have gone.

By leaving a gift to UNICEF in your Will, you can reach out to those in need and enable us to continue saving lives for years to come.

It could be the greatest gift you ever make.

How it works

You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy, and generous supporters of all ages include UNICEF in their Wills. Whatever the size of your gift, in our hands we will ensure it goes a long way.

We recommend that you seek legal advice when preparing or changing your Will. Talk with a lawyer, a trustee corporation, or visit the Public Trust website. If you don’t already have a solicitor, the New Zealand Law Society can help you find one. The Citizen’s Advice Bureau website also has some helpful tips and frequently asked questions on writing your Will.

If you have any questions about including UNICEF in your Will, our dedicated Legacy Manager, Maria Sinnott, would be delighted to hear from you.

Simply phone us on 0800 243 575.
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A $15,000 gift will provide education supplies to 20 villages

A $250,000 gift will prevent the spread of HIV for 10,000 mothers

A gift of $50,000 will provide relief for 100 families caught by disasters

A gift of $500,000 will care for 25,000 AIDS victims and orphans

Types of legacy gifts

You do not have to be wealthy to leave a legacy. Whatever the size of your gift, in our hands it will go a long way.

Reversionary GIFT

A reversionary gift allows you to leave your estate to your dependents while they are living, but after they pass away it will revert to UNICEF.

Pecuniary GIFT

A pecuniary gift allows you to leave a specific amount of money to UNICEF. Whatever the amount, it is always gratefully received.

Residuary GIFT

A residuary gift allows you to leave UNICEF a share of your estate once your family has been taken care of. 85% of our legacy income comes from gifts made in this way.
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"I am making a bequest to UNICEF because of the range and complexity of relief work it has been doing for many decades. UNICEF’s size and experience means it can get to disaster areas very quickly and distribute aid straight away. I like to think that in a small way my contribution will help after I am gone."

Roger Hall

UNICEF Legacy Ambassador
"I have never had the joy and responsibility of raising children but as I travelled on my journey through life and around the world I was very aware that so many children exist in what are hopeless situations.I will still be involved with the care of needy children long after I have passed on."

Helen Grofski

Kora Lang Society Member
"There are many needy children around the world who UNICEF is helping with health and education. Many now have hope for a better life. So I have included UNICEF in my Will and it makes me happy to know my support will be helping children long after I have gone.”

David Ellison

Retired Teacher and UNICEF Supporter
“It’s been calculated that every dollar spent on water and sanitation projects yields as much as $35 in positive value for children.”

Jo & Gareth Morgan

UNICEF Ambassadors

The Kora Lang Society

Named in honour of long-time UNICEF supporter Kora Lang, a woman who dedicated her life to children, the Kora Lang Society was established to recognise those who have included a legacy in their Wills. 

We’d love to welcome you as a member of the society when you leave a legacy gift to UNICEF New Zealand, and you will receive regular updates on UNICEF’s work as well as invitations to special events.
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