A bequest to Scripture Union is a powerful way to touch the future.
It honours your memory, perpetuates your ideals and serves for generations to come.
A legacy or bequest is a gift of cash or assets left in a Will to family, friends, designated organisations and/or charities. A legacy or bequest left to Scripture Union is a wonderful way for you to express your concern and desire to see the children and young people given the opportunity to discover and follow Jesus. Your legacy to future generations will have eternal results.
For more information
Scripture Union New Zealand welcome inquiries about our legacy programme and the opportunity to discuss any particular area of interest you may have. If you would like to know more about our ministry or leaving a bequest to Scripture Union, please contact us on 0508 423 836 or via email
She can send you a DVD showing our ministries in action or chat about a specific ministry area that you are interested.
You can also write to us:
PO Box 760
Types of Legacies
A specific gift - This is the most common form of bequest. This could take the form of a specific amount of money, property, art, antiques, etc.
The residue of your estate - After family and friends are taken care of, Scripture Union receives everything remaining in your estate.
A percentage of your estate - After all other bequests have been made, Scripture Union receives a share, as decided by you, of what remains in your estate.
Your bequest could be for the general running of Scripture Union in New Zealand, and thus able to be used where most needed; or for a specific ministry.
Whatever you decide, your gift will be gratefully received and effectively used.
... and you want to include a gift to Scripture Union, then an example of the wording which you could use is:
I give the sum of $_____ * free of all duties to Scripture Union in New Zealand(Inc.) for the general purposes of the Society. I declare that the receipt of the secretary or treasurer of the Society shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee(s) for such a gift.
... and want to make a bequest to Scripture Union, you can either make a new will and include a gift to Scripture Union or add a 'codicil' to your existing will. An example of a codicil could be:
This is the (first, second, third, etc) codicil of the last Will of (name) of (place of residence) (Occupation) which Will bears the (date) ____ day of ____ (month), (year).
I want to add to my Will and insert the following clause: (No. of clause) I give to Scripture Union in New Zealand (Inc.) the sum of $____ for the general purposes of the Society and in all other respects I confirm my said Will.
Please contact your solicitor if you have any questions about making a will or adding a codicil to your existing will.
We would love you to join us in our mission to see children and young people come to know Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him.