August is Make a Will Month!

Did you know 70% of Americans don’t have a will? Making a will is something that many of us put off. We don’t think it’s urgent or don’t think we have enough assets to make it worthwhile. But a will is something we all need, primarily for our loved ones who will suffer stress and potential conflict if we haven’t made our wishes clear.

Not only that, wills can provide for those we leave behind including family, friends, pets, and the causes we care most about.

We encourage you to use the FREE estate planning tools from Giving Docs.

You can also share these resources with family and friends. They are always free for Alive supporters and anyone they share them with.

With Giving Docs you can easily create a will in just a few minutes. This service will remain free for your lifetime, and you can update or change your plans at any time. In addition to wills, Giving Docs offers planning tools for:

  • Advance care directives
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Beneficiary Designation Assistance

These resources are free whether or not you choose to include Alive in your estate plan, but many of our supporters find this is a rewarding way to show their commitment to our mission within the community.

Read the Tennessean Op-Ed from Kimberly Goessele, Alive President/ CEO, on the importance of having difficult conversations to help us make the most of the time we have.