Leaving a Legacy

Here are a few ways you can leave a lasting gift to Children of the Street, which is a program of PLEA Community Services.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

After your family is taken care of, a gift in your will is a wonderful way to help children and youth living in your community while providing tax savings for your estate. When you decide to write your will, we recommend meeting with a legal professional to help ensure your wishes are clear and easy for your executor to carry out. To leave a gift in your will to Children of the Street, you will need the following information:

Legal Name: PLEA Community Services Society of BC

Address: 3894 Commercial Street, Vancouver, BC V5N 4G2

Charitable registration number: 10781 0467 RR0001

Gifts of Securities

Many people have securities with appreciated value. Selling them can subject you to significant capital gains. After talking to your financial planner, consider donating publicly traded stocks to PLEA Community Services to support the ongoing delivery of Children of the Street’s vital programs.

A donation of publicly traded stocks that have appreciated in value will eliminate the capital gains tax and will provide you with a charitable tax credit. The combined tax savings can be significant.

Gift of Life Insurance

There are three ways to do this:

  • Purchase a new policy in PLEA Community Services name. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the cash value of the policy and for any premiums you pay.

  • Name PLEA Community Services as the beneficiary of an existing policy. This is a good option if you and your family no longer need the policy. Upon your passing, PLEA receives the proceeds of the policy and your estate receives the tax benefits.

  • Transfer ownership of an existing policy and receive a charitable tax receipt for the value of the policy. If you still owe premiums, you can also receive tax receipts for premiums paid.

Questions?

Call or email Maura Fitzpatrick on [email protected] or (604) 362 7259.


About Children of the Street

Children of the Street is dedicated to preventing the sexual exploitation and human trafficking of children and youth in British Columbia. We achieve this goal through education strategies, public awareness initiatives, and family support. Children of the Street is a program of PLEA Community Services Society of BC.

We acknowledge that we work, live and play on the unseeded territories of the Kwiketlem, Tseil-Waututh, Sto:lo and Qayqayt peoples.

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