Transform Lives with Your Legacy
You have the power to change lives. You can choose to share your incredible care and compassion for years to come by creating a gift in your Will for Union Gospel Mission.
A legacy gift through your Will would give so many men, women and children the hope they need to transform their life, and we are deeply honoured each and every time a supporter chooses UGM to help continue their legacy of hope and kindness.
To include a gift in your will to Union Gospel Mission, please ensure that your will includes our legal name and address.
Union Gospel Mission - 601 East Hastings St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1J7
Charitable #: 13190 2348 RR0001
Thank you for considering UGM as a part of your lasting legacy.
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What your legacy can do
Large or small, your gift can profoundly impact the future
$5,000 provides 415 nights of shelter
for men seeking refuge from the street.
$20,000 offers sobriety to one man and one woman
by sponsoring their residency in UGM’s live‑in Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program.
$50,000 provides supplies, support and care to homeless men and women
in our communities by funding a year’s worth of gas, first aid kits, clothing and food for the Mobile Mission, a vehicle that travels throughout the Lower Mainland.
$150,000 offers year-long programming for at‑risk children and youth
that includes a once‑a‑week evening activity, individual mentorship program, and junior leadership training opportunities that help youth stay off the street.
$500,000 helps hundreds of women and families make healthy life choices
each year in a safe and caring environment. Individuals have access to meals, food hampers, children & youth programs, trauma-informed counselling, health & wellness education, prayer and many other supportive services.
$1,000,000 touches the lives of thousands of people each year
who are experiencing poverty, homelessness, or addiction. When guests visit UGM’s busy drop‑in centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, caring Outreach Workers offer God’s love with a listening ear, emotional and practical support during crisis situations, referrals to services and assistance in daily living. In just one year, we will make over 65,000 connections with guests at our Downtown centre alone!
Planning your estate?
Here are some example clauses
A share of the residue (designates a percentage of the remainder of your Estate, once debts and specific gifts in your will have been paid):
“I give to Union Gospel Mission – 601 E. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1J7 _______ percent of the residue of my Estate for its charitable purposes.”
A specific gift in your will (designates a specific amount of cash or other assets):
“I give to Union Gospel Mission – 601 E. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC, V6A 1J7 the sum of $________ (or a description of the property or asset) for its charitable purposes.”
Your gift can transform lives
Find out more from our donors and alumni
“Glenn and I always had a pretty good relationship but there were times when he was an addict when it was very frustrating. It’s hard to explain, but it’s like the person you love becomes a monster.”
“You decide to leave a significant amount of money to a cause which is important to you, to leave a lasting legacy and make a positive impact to your community. What could go wrong?”
“I know how it feels to be hopeless, to be broken hearted, and to be lost in a haze of addiction. I also know how it feels to come from the rain, just for a meal, and discover God’s divine plan for me.”