Alternate Activity 1: Legacy Giving

Alternate Activity 1: Legacy Giving
Alternate Activity 1: Legacy Giving

Activity time: 20 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Writing and drawing paper
  • Pens, color pencils, and markers

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out materials.
  • Arrange the room so all participants will be able to find a comfortable place to write or draw.

Description of Activity


One way to “pay it forward” is to make provision in your will for a financial gift to your faith community or another organization about which you feel passionate. Some of you may have already considered financial gifts when writing a will; others may not have had this experience. For the purpose of this activity, let’s assume that you have made such a provision in a legal document. Who would be the recipient of such a gift? How would you explain your gift in nonlegal terms to those who will read your will?

Invite participants to take a few minutes and compose a note, poem, drawing, or another expression of their hopes and dreams for the gift, and the reasons they have for leaving this financial legacy. After about ten minutes, invite participants, as they are moved, to share what they have created.

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