Anyone can decide to leave a gift in their Will. Choosing to do so is easy and it will make a world of difference to people in need. You can even create a free will online in less than 10 minutes through our partner Gathered Here.
No matter how large or small, leaving a legacy gift is a very special way to help your community at a grassroots level where there is much work to do and often limited resources. Legacy gifts ensure your stories, values, beliefs and passion for a cause lives on
Drug ARM is incredibly humbled to receive legacy gifts from those who care about the members of their community who are directly impacted by their own, or a loved ones, alcohol and other drug use.
We’ve been working to serve the community since 1849, ten years before the colony of Queensland became a self-governing state. The Society was established on the 8th of May and as such began the 174-year journey to our organisation as it operates today, supporting a holistic suite of programs and services that address alcohol and other drug harms at every level.
Our history also extends back to the origins of another pioneering health organisation, the Mental Health Federation of Queensland which was inaugurated in 1961. This organisation (as the Mental Health Association Qld) merged with Drug ARM in 2011 and continued to strengthen the mental health focus of the organisation that carries on in all of our programs and services today.
With more than 40 locations Drug ARM helps transform lives through our specialist services. With the help of over 400 volunteers annually, we’re able to achieve positive transformations for individuals, families and communities today and in to the future.
We’ve been operating for over 174 years, and will continue to serve the community as long as we can make a difference.
Much like you we value the work of Drug ARM and the impacts they have been able to make in the lives of more than 6,000 individuals and their families every year. Having made adequate provision for our children and family, we recently wanted to do something more. We decided that instead of leaving a gift in our Wills, we wanted to make a substantial living gift during our lifetime. We are so proud to be able to support Drug ARM as a donor, and enjoy the feeling knowing we’ve made a difference.
If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will and wish to discuss it we would love to hear from you. Please be assured all our discussions are held in confidence. Our Relationships Manager Alex Davis can be contacted on 3620 8880 or via email.
If you choose not to tell us, please know you have made a tremendous impact by allowing Drug ARM to continue its awareness, rehabilitation and management work to address the social issue of alcohol and other drugs.
I’ve been connected with Drug ARM for a little over 8 years now as a staff member and a donor. In my personal life and through my work, I’ve seen first-hand the hurt and pain experienced by people and families touched by alcohol and other drug issues. Like Drug ARM, I truly believe that with the right supports, people can change their story. I want to make sure that when someone reaches out for help, help is there. That’s why I’m leaving a gift in my Will to Drug ARM.
Leaving a gift in your will is a simple process that could make a real difference.
If you do not have a will and wish to create one, it is a good idea to get legal advice. If you don’t have a solicitor you can contact the Public Trustee in your state or territory. Alternatively, you can use a free online option. We’ve partnered with Gathered Here, a free and easy step-by-step online Will writing service. It takes less than 10 minutes. Write your free Will now.
If you already have a Will, then all you need to do is add a codicil – a short legal amendment to your existing Will.Write Your Free Will
After providing for your loved ones, you may choose to leave a gift to Drug ARM. There are several types of gifts you can choose:
“I give (free of all duties) the whole of my estate to Drug ARM and I direct that the receipt of its treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustee. I declare a general charitable intention in relation to this gift.”
“I give (free of all duties) ….% of the whole of my estate to Drug ARM and I direct that the receipt of its treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustee. I declare a general charitable intention in relation to this gift.”
“I give (free of all duties) the residue of my estate to Drug ARM and I direct that the receipt of its treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustee. I declare a general charitable intention in relation to this gift.”
“I give (free of all duties) the sum of $… to Drug ARM and I direct that the receipt of its treasurer, secretary or public officer for the time being shall be an absolute discharge to my Trustee. I declare a general charitable intention in relation to this gift.
Find below company information on Drug ARM to provide to your solicitor.
Drug ARM’s promise to you:
Gifts in Will are invested in a legacy fund called ARMed for Life. Drug ARM created this fund so that the generous gifts in Will could be applied to long term community projects such as our Street Outreach Services, counselling and awareness programs. The ARMed for Life fund ensures that your legacy gift will continue to help the community for future generations.
How does it work?
These funds are applied to prudent, diversified investments such as bonds, stocks or term deposits to generate ongoing returns that fund crucial, long-term community projects. The ARMed for Life Legacy Fund operates within a stringent ethical framework and does not invest in companies involved in products or services that do not align with our charitable purpose (for example liquor, tobacco or gambling).
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