Each August, we are reminded of the importance of planning for the future and leaving a meaningful mark on the world. National Make A Will Month is an opportunity to reflect on our legacy and ensure that our loved ones and the causes we care about are well taken care of. At Hope Services, we believe that everyone has the power to make a difference, even beyond their lifetime. 

The Purpose of Make A Will Month

Make A Will Month serves as a gentle nudge for individuals to consider their estate planning and create or update their wills. A will is a legal document that outlines how you wish to distribute your assets and property after you pass away. It is a profound opportunity to safeguard your family’s future and support the organizations close to your heart. This observance encourages us to face the reality of life and take the rare opportunity to provide for those we cherish and make a positive impact on the causes we believe in.

The Importance of Making a Will

Making a will is an essential step in responsible financial planning. It offers several crucial benefits:

  1. Peace of Mind: Crafting a will provides peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be followed, and your loved ones will be taken care of according to your instructions.

  2. Protecting Loved Ones: A will enables you to provide for your family’s financial security and minimize potential disputes over your estate, ensuring that your assets are distributed fairly among beneficiaries.

  3. Continuing Your Legacy: By including organizations like Hope Services in your will, you can extend your support beyond your lifetime and contribute to causes that matter deeply to you.

Including Hope Services in Your Will

Leaving a legacy gift to Hope Services in your will is a powerful way to support the vital work we do for the community. You can ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs continue to receive the care, assistance, and opportunities they need to thrive. Making a difference is easier than you think – a few simple sentences in your will can leave a lasting impact on our organization.

Simple Action Steps to Take This Month

  1. Seek Professional Guidance: Our dedicated legal and estate planning team is happy to help you draft or update your will to ensure it aligns with your wishes and state regulations.

  2. Specify Your Gift: Clearly outline the amount or percentage of your estate you wish to leave to Hope Services. Even a small percentage can make a significant difference in the lives of those we serve.

  3. Designate Your Gift: Decide whether your legacy gift will be unrestricted to be used where it’s needed most, or specify a particular program or initiative you’d like to support.

  4. Review and Update: Regularly review and update your will to reflect any life changes, such as marriages, births, or new assets.

Leave A Legacy of Hope

Crafting your will is an act of hope and generosity. Consider including Hope Services in your will to create a lasting legacy of care and support. Your contribution will help transform lives and ensure that our programs continue to make a difference for years to come. Together, we can pave the way for a more inclusive and compassionate society. 

Contact us today to learn more about how you can make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. You can also visit our Planned Giving site!

Your Gifts at Work

With the help of our donors, Hope Services is making a difference for people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.