Some attorneys across the country are offering their services to members of the public to put in place a basic Will drafted by them, free of charge. This is an opportunity that all South Africans should take advantage of, says the organisation.

SOS Children's Villages has also informed the public that they can include SOS Children's Villages as a beneficiary in their Will.

When one makes a Will, they express their wishes for what will happen to the people they care about after they are gone. But that Will could make a wish come true for a child who has never had the kind of care that ordinary South Africans provide to their own loved ones, says the organisation. 

Established in 1984, SOS Children's Villages in South Africa has eight programmes across the provinces, supporting more than 700 children. In these villages, the children are provided with a family, healthcare, education and all that they need to become contributing members of society.

This is the warm-hearted legacy that South Africans could leave behind simply by including a bequest to SOS Children's Villages in their Will.

"One little sentence in your Will today to include SOS Children's Villages, will make a big difference tomorrow in the future of our precious children," says Rashilla Francis.  

After providing for loved ones, there are two ways South Africans can leave a gift to charity in their Will:
  1. Residual Gift: After all loved ones have been looked after and debts paid, one can leave a percentage of the remaining estate.
  2. Specific Gift: Leave a fixed sum of money, household contents or pieces of furniture.
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