Why leave a gift to Embrace in your will

Because together we can change lives.

Zabaleen is an Egyptian Arabic word which literally means garbage people and describes a marginalised community who have been Cairo's informal garbage collectors since the 1940s. The work is back-breaking, there is little access to education, the living conditions are dire and the health of men, women and children is very poor.

Because of a generous legacy gift of £50,000 we were able to support the Salaam Centre who provide essential services to the Zabaleen community. The incredible gift funded a women’s service including health clinics and workshops, offering information, support, and hope for a brighter future, to Zabaleen women living with the effects of addiction.

The support the Salaam Centre offered would not have been possible without this particular legacy gift. Vital work medical and social support would not have been available. But instead, good health and hope was given to women and in turn their families.

Because our partners rely on legacy gifts.

Legacy gifts make change possible. 1 in 4 of the projects Embrace funds have only been possible due to gifts left in wills. The support of people who leave us legacies is absolutely critical.

Another project provided by the Salaam Centre is a women’s work co-operative. After receiving micro-loans from and training at the Centre, small groups of women set up cottage industries creating high quality clothes which they then sell. The woman gain skills, build friendships and are able to support their families. The project has been so successful it is now self-sustaining and we no longer support it financially which is a fantastic outcome.

Legacy gifts multiply and grow; the effect on individuals, families and communities continues to ripple outwards, changing lives forever.  

Because we will use your gift wisely and effectively throughout the region.

We have over 160 years’ experience of helping people, of all faiths and none, to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice.

Since our earliest days’ in Turkey, through to today when we support Christian partners in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Israel we’ve been helping local Christians bring lasting change to the Middle East.

We strengthen and support historic Christian populations often themselves living in difficult conditions, to bring education, healthcare and community development projects to their own community.

Our specialist, unique knowledge means we understand the complex issues in the region. We have built relationships with our trusted Christian partners who we know will use your gifts wisely and effectively.

Because stewarding our resources wisely, thoughtfully and prayerfully honours God and gives him glory.

'But just as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.' 2 Corinthians 8:7

Writing a Will is one example of being a responsible steward. making sure your wishes are recorded legally and clearly allows you to make sure that, even after you are gone, His gifts to us can continue to be used as testimony to His goodness.

Everything we have comes from Him, and as well as providing for family and friends, leaving a legacy to Embrace helps to ensure that the support you have given us and our partners during your lifetime will continue.


Because we will remember you...

The names of people who leave a legacy to Embrace are written in our Book of Remembrance, which is on permanent display in our head office. We also remember them in prayer at Embrace day, our annual service of celebration and thanksgiving, held every autumn.

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