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Leave a gift in your will to decrease loneliness

A donation made in your will ensures that part or all of your assets will go to a cause that is important to you. Remembering HelsinkiMissio in your will you can be sure that young people will have someone to talk to when they feel wretched, any parent can get help when everyday life seems overwhelming, elderly people, having lived a valuable life, will not be forgotten.

In your will, you can specify what you want your gift to primarily benefit: perhaps to help, for instance, young people or seniors or for it to be used more generally in our work to combat loneliness.

Do you want to know more? Get in touch!

Niina Frösén

Fundraising Manager +358 44 735 5138 niina.frosen@helsinkimissio.fi
Päivi Krogerus

With HelsinkiMissio, you can specify what sort of things you want your legacy gift to be spent on. HelsinkiMissio’s support is known to reach a wide range of people and groups in society.

Together with HelsinkiMissio, Päivi Krogerus arranged a Joy of Life concert for seniors with a legacy donation from her mother.

Why include HelsinkiMissio in your will?

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Young people

We give young people, free of charge, conversation help with our crisis workers in Finnish, Swedish and English. Your donation will also help us to train new volunteer support people with whom young people can spend time and talk about the things that matter to them. Often, such support relationships become genuine and long-lasting friendships.

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Your donation helps HelsinkiMissio to train new volunteers to help and support seniors. You help us to develop activities that provide professional help to seniors, as well as our Aamukorva phone, which seniors can call every morning of the year.

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With your donation, we can train more mentors for families in the greater Helsinki area who lack someone to help them in their everyday life. Your support also makes it possible for us to offer families conversation and crisis help with our help workers, free of charge. Trained perhekaverit (Family Friends) also provide valuable support for families who arrive at the New Children’s Hospital in Helsinki.

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People with disabilities

The Resonaari music centre makes it possible for people with disabilities or other special-needs learners to experience the joy of playing music. Resonaari gives everyone a chance to learn within a friendly community where no one feels overlooked, alone, or left out. Your donation gives people of all abilities a chance to play a musical instrument.

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Did you know?

In our long history, legacy gifts have sometimes been what has made it possible to keep doing what we do. As a non-profit organisation, HelsinkiMissio does not pay inheritance tax, which means the full amount is spent on our work to combat loneliness.

Significant donations and donations of stocks go into the HelsinkiMissio Loneliness Fund, which was set up in 2021 to enable us to use donations in a more planned way and over a longer period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can write a will yourself. A will must be written or typed and be signed and dated in the presence of two witnesses. However, we recommend using the services of legal experts.

A will can dispose of any assets you own, such as financial savings, real estate or securities.

By writing a will, you give instructions for how you want your assets to be divided and/or used. A will ensures that what you want will be done.  

If you want to include HelsinkiMissio in your will, you can specify which part of HelsinkiMissio’s work you want your donation to be used for: perhaps to help combat loneliness or, for instance, to have it used primarily to help young people or seniors. If you would like to include HelsinkiMissio in a will, we can recommend legal experts who would help you to draw up your will in total confidentiality.

You can draw up a will at any age and change it as your circumstances change.

You can change or cancel your will at any time, but changes and additions must be made according to the regulations concerning a wiill. Only the latest will and testament is valid.

Non-profit organisations like HelsinkiMissio do not need to pay inheritance tax.

HelsinkiMissio’s work to help lonely people would not be possible without donations. Whether large or small, all donations are vitally important to our work and for all the people we help. The donations we receive from people who are willing to help, pay for about one third of what we do. When you support the work of HelsinkiMissio, you can be sure that your donation will be used efficiently. The number of people we need to help is growing year by year.