Hope is an everlasting legacy.

A charitable bequest made through your will is simple and impactful way of giving. It allows you to leave a larger gift to The Darling Home for Kids than would be possible during a lifetime. In your will, you can choose to leave The Darling Home for Kids a specific piece of property, securities, cash or a percentage of your estate.

By planning today you can have a tremendous impact on DHK by transforming respite, pediatric palliative/hospice care, and giving hope to children and families for generations to come.  Every gift in every will makes a difference, and your support can help our clinical staff advance our programs so that one day every child in our care can reach their fullest potential.

Other benefits:

  • Satisfaction of providing a future gift while retaining control of your assets during your lifetime
  • A charitable tax receipt to your estate
  • Reduction or elimination of estate taxes through careful planning
  • An opportunity to honour or memorialize yourself or a loved one

Leaving a gift to The Darling Home for Kids in your will is simple. Speak to your lawyer about drafting or revising your will, adding a codicil. Letting us know that you have made a bequest allows us the opportunity to thank you today and ensure that you gift can accomplish what you would like it to.

Our seven pledges to those who leave a legacy gift to The Darling Home for Kids:

  1. We will respect your privacy.
  2. We understand that how you create your lasting legacy is a deeply personal decision and you need to make it on your own.
  3. It is your choice to let us know that you left a gift in your will, or any other kind of legacy gift. We’d love to hear from you and thank you but you don’t need to tell us.
  4. If you decide to notify us and tell us of your gift, you can choose how we communicate with you about our work to provide hope for those in need.
  5. We will use your gift carefully and cost effectively so that it has the greatest impact
  6. At any time in the future you have the absolute right to change your mind about leaving The Darling Home for Kids a gift
  7. We will honour whatever you gift and treat it with sensitivity and respect.

For more information regarding Bequests and Planned Giving, contact Shannon Caskey, Director of Development.