Susan shares why she decided to include RMHC Toronto in her Will.

Do I have a favourite story or memory about RMHC Toronto? Gosh. Any and every moment you are there reminds you of why you are there. I’ve been volunteering for eight years, every Tuesday. Every time I am there, I see staff and volunteers going out of their way, every day, to create a safe and happy home for families in crisis.

Imagine coming by air ambulance into downtown Toronto with a sick baby and nothing but the clothes on your back. Here, you have a roof over your head and cupboards full of everything you need. Giving in my Will is a way to make this promise for families even after I’m gone. It was the coronavirus pandemic, and being isolated and bored at home that inspired me to update my Will. And I’m so glad I did because it reinforced my love for this organization.

I feel that if you are in a position to help someone who has fewer means, resources and supports, then you should help. It feels good to help, and I feel proud to support the families here. For anyone else taking the time to reflect on their Will or financial plans, I encourage you to look further than your family. Look at what has mattered to you in your life. They will matter forever.

I want my gift to directly impact families. This organization has earned my trust completely. I don’t believe there is a penny wasted here. They make good decisions and they have the biggest hearts.

Plan your giving

Leaving a legacy gift is an act that is generous, powerful, and surprisingly simple. If you are interested in learning more about leaving a legacy gift, you can request a free Will guide from RMHC Toronto.