Leave a legacy gift for India’s underprivileged children in your will

Your contribution will create brighter futures for generations to come

India’s children


Why consider legacy giving?

Our time on earth may be short but the memory of our good deeds lasts forever; kindness is the legacy we leave behind.

Through CRY’s Legacy Giving program, you can plan ahead to leave a gift in your will for underprivileged children – a gesture that’ll go a long way in shaping the destiny of generations to come.

For over 4 decades, CRY has been working towards giving India’s underprivileged children happier childhoods by ensuring access to quality education, health and nutrition and keeping them protected from child labour and child marriage. Over the years, CRY has impacted the lives of 3 million children but with your help, we can help more children pave a path to a brighter future.

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The many ways to give

Here are a few ways in which you can make a legacy donation for India’s children in your will:

Donate a share of your estate

Once you have taken care of your loved ones, you can leave a particular share of, or the remainder of your wealth/estate, to CRY. Termed as a residuary legacy, this wealth will always stay in proportion, because it is a percentage.

Leave a monetary gift

With a monetary gift, you can leave behind a certain amount of money in the name of CRY in your will. This allows you to have full control of how much you would like to donate to the cause of children.

Gift a special item or object

You can choose to donate a special item to CRY (such as jewellery, a valuable artefact, painting, shares, or even a house, land or property) while preparing a will.

Make us a beneficiary

You can add CRY as a beneficiary of your life insurance policies or unused retirement assets. These can include individual retirement accounts, fixed deposits, term deposits, savings bank accounts, life insurance policies etc.

Create a special fund as a corpus

The amount in this specific CRY fund (with your name) will be invested in secured investments, and interest gained from the investment will be utilized by CRY for its interventions.

A gift in memory of a loved one

You can donate to CRY in the memory of your loved one. An in-memory gift is a great way to honour your loved ones and pay a tribute to them while creating lasting change.

We recommend consulting with your trusted lawyer/legal expert while planning for legacy giving through your will. If you would like to know more about the Legacy Giving program or have any specific questions for us, just fill in the form below and we’ll reach out to you for a one on one conversation.

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Frequently asked questions

Is donating now better than legacy giving?

Both are extremely crucial to help give our children a life that they deserve. While we at CRY appreciate all contributions – a legacy gift can be path breaking and can be instrumental in securing India’s future long after your lifetime.

Who can leave a gift in the will?

Anyone can! While legacy giving makes it possible to leave much larger gifts than otherwise possible, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy gift. You can leave as much or as little as you want – there is no gift too small to make an impact.

Do I need a lawyer to write my will?

It advisable to take legal help and register the will to ensure that your wishes will be met. You can also use a will writing service available on online portals that can help you write and register your will.

What if I change my mind about my will?

We understand that circumstances can change and you can update your will at any time. You do not need to rewrite the will, but just write an additional document – ‘Codicil’. You can download the ‘Codicil’ template here.

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Is it compulsory to include an executor in my will?

It is advisable to ensure your wishes are met but not mandatory, however, it is mandatory to have 2 witnesses while writing your will.

My will is already written, would I have to re-do my will to include CRY?

No! You don’t have to re-write your will but just have to make an additional document called ‘Codicil’ to include CRY in your final will. You can download the ‘Codicil’ template here.

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This is the impact YOU helped us achieve in 2022-23

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    children impacted overall
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    children in CRY project areas, between the ages of 6-18 years, in school*In the 15-18 age group, our enrolment and retention rate is 11% better than the all India enrolment status – GER. (based on the UDISE+ 2021-22 report)
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    children in CRY project areas, under the age of 5 years, protected from undernourishment*Only 17% children in CRY project areas are underweight, as compared to 32% all India status as per NFHS 5
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    of adolescent girls, in CRY project areas, between 11-18 years, protected from child marriage
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    children, in CRY project areas, between the ages of 6-18 years, protected from child labour


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