Kristopher Tuff died working as a welder in 2013. His brother, Alex, has never been the same.
Alex and Kristopher were tied at the hip as brothers. They had great birthday parties, attended fun wedding dances; they roughhoused and goofed around as brothers do when they are young. Alex wanted to do so much more with Kristopher when they got older. He wanted road trips, beers, nieces and nephews. But, Kristopher died in a workplace accident and that future Alex wanted was lost.
Through Threads of Life, Alex found healing and gained a passion for speaking to others about preventing workplace tragedy.
To help more families like Alex’s, Threads of Life has partnered with Will Power, a national movement that encourages more people to consider their legacy. A legacy is a gift left in your will, but it can be much more than that. Your legacy is what you leave behind, something that summarizes what your life meant and the impact you’ve had on the world.
Will Power aims to educate Canadians on the power they have to make a difference through their wills. By leaving a gift to Threads of Life in your will you can make a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible to families forever changed by workplace tragedy.
Research shows that only five percent of Canadians leave a charitable gift in their will. The goal of the Will Power campaign is to work closely with Canadian donors to raise that figure to 8.5% by 2030, which could translate into as much as $40 billion to advance the causes Canadians care about.
Many donors believe that they cannot support both their loved ones and Threads of Life with their will. The truth is, just a small percentage of your estate left to our organization can have a big impact, while still leaving the majority for loved ones. Choosing to support Threads of Life can also reduce and, in some cases, even eliminate the taxes to be paid.
No matter the size of your estate, you can be a part of this powerful movement for change. Wondering how your future gift would be used? Find out about how we use legacy donations here: www.willpower.ca/charities/threads-of-life.
Take a look at the free resources and tools on the Will Power website to learn about the common myths surrounding gifts in wills, the potential tax benefits, and more.
If you have questions about Will Power or leaving a gift to Threads of Life in your will, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mailing Scott McKay at [email protected] or by calling our toll-free number 1 (888) 567-9490 and asking for Scott McKay.