Turn the page on poverty

Where the money goes

Pie chart of Oxfam spending
(Financial year 2013-2014)
A full financial report is available upon request

Bequests and legacies

Remembering Oxfam in your Will

"It’s the way Oxfam works.  You provide economic growth and prosperity to those who need it most."
– Brett Stansfield, intending on leaving a gift to Oxfam in his Will.

Much of Oxfam's work fighting for a just world without poverty has been able to advance to where it is today because of bequests.

The impact from such forward thinking in support of Oxfam cannot be understated. It helps us plan our long-term development work more effectively, enabling thousands of people to improve their lives through better crops, more food, cleaner water and improved access to healthcare and education.

Download our bequests brochure here

Bequests are the ultimate declaration from one generation saying that they will be there in support of the next. We can't thank you enough.

As you consider including Oxfam in your Will, you may find it helpful to think about the following:

  • Bequests are often the most cost-effective form of funding given, because they do not cost Oxfam a lot of money to raise. Also, increased numbers of bequests to Oxfam can mean reduced reliance on other fundraising methods. So that means lower marketing costs which means more funding available to be focused directly into our projects.
  • A bequest arranged now does not impose on your current grocery budget. It does not mean you have to dip deeply into your current cash flow.
  • Mostly a bequest is not about our children's generation, but our children's children's generation.
  • Oxfam has made considerable positive impact in addressing extreme poverty and your bequest can add considerable momentum to continuing that success in the future.
"We support Oxfam because it works with people to change their lives for the better, the whole community, not just one group or one child. And because it is political. It looks behind the reasons that so many suffer and urges Governments to make better decisions to help others."
– Mr & Mrs Fraser.

Supporter stories

Meet some of the generous Oxfam supporters who have chosen to leave a bequest to Oxfam in their Will. Read their stories

How to leave a bequest

The good news is that it can be a relatively simple process. Please click on one of the following links to our simple guides. If you still have questions afterwards, please feel free to contact Brodie Croucher on Brodie.Croucher@oxfam.org.nz or 09 355 6500.

Making a pledge

If you choose to make a bequest to Oxfam in your Will, it really helps if you can let us know. This enables us to make stronger plans for the future as we continue our work towards a just world without poverty. Below is a link to our confidential pledge form.

Contact us

Brodie Croucher is happy to discuss your bequest options in confidence and answer any questions you may have. Please email Brodie.Croucher@oxfam.org.nz for more information or phone 09 355 6500 or fill in the contact us form. You can also write to us at PO Box 68357, Newton, Auckland 1145, New Zealand.

Again, please check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for further information if needed.