When you add Heart for Children to your will as a beneficiary
to a special legacy or as one of your heirs, you can rest
assured that your donation will continue to contribute to a
good future for disadvantaged children.
These legal matters are quite complex and may be subject to
national legislation. An explanation of the some of the most
important concepts :
Your last will
The last will is the document in which a notary puts down in
writing your final wishes. You can ask a notary to change or
replace your will any time. The notary ensures that everything is executed correctly.
A legacy equals an established amount of money, or a percentage of the balance of the
inheritance. Or a certain estate which is assigned to charity. The text in the will could for
example read as follows: ‘I devise an amount of €…………… in cash to the Heart for
Children Foundation’. It will then be the task of the heirs to procure this legacy.
Appointment of an heir
This is the part of the inheritance entitled to an heir. The heir of heirs accept the rights
and obligations, the benefits and the debts, from the deceased (the devisor).
Heart for Children has been exempted from paying taxes in case of a legacy or
appointment as an heir, because we are considered to be ‘a charitable organisation’. This
means that the work of Heart for Children will fully benefit from your donation.
If you intend to add Heart for Children as a beneficiary to your will, please contact us. We
will be obliged to give you all necessary information to help you establish this. You can
contact us by telephone +41 (0)33 222 06 00 or by filling out the contact form.