Carry on your legacy by leaving a gift in your will to help us to educate, inspire and empower Kiwis to ‘Do the Right Thing’. Keep New Zealand Beautiful is committed to inspiring, educating and empowering the community of Aotearoa to restore, preserve and improve our climate future through active participation. Leaving a gift in your will (a bequest) will carry on your legacy by helping us to educate young Kiwis on how to Keep New Zealand Beautiful and ensure a cleaner, more biologically diverse and climate conscious future for Aotearoa. A bequest can be any amount, big or small, and will help to contribute to our active work in education, research and behaviour change to protect Aotearoa’s environment. A gift of $1,000 will provide 1,000 reusable rubbish sacks for children to look after their local community, $10,000 will allow us to roll out our education programming to 10 low decile school and remote schools across New Zealand that may not be able to afford or access environmental education, and $100,000 will ensure we can influence a greater audience in Aotearoa to ‘Do the Right Thing’ through our behaviour change campaigns. If you choose to leave a bequest there are a few different options to choose from: A pecuniary or specific bequest (a specified gift which can be money, property or stocks and shares) Gifting a percentage of your estate (a gift expressed as a percentage or fraction of your estate) Leaving a residual gift (leaving the balance of your estate after considering loved ones). Gifting your whole estate (this comprises your entire estate and is usually left by those without beneficiaries or those wanting to achieve something very significant) Leaving a gift for Keep New Zealand Beautiful in your will is relatively simple to do. We encourage you seek advice from a qualified legal professional and to let your whānau know your intentions. Here is an example of some suggested wording which can be used in your will: Pecuniary or specific bequest:I leave to Keep New Zealand Beautiful, Charity Registration Number CC29783: [description of item] absolutely for the general purposes of Keep New Zealand Beautiful and I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors. Residuary Bequest:I leave to Keep New Zealand Beautiful, Charity Registration Number CC29783: [proportion of residue to be completed] for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors. If you are considering leaving a gift for us in your will and have any questions or need more information, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0800 TIDY KIWI.