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Protecting Everyone You Love This Make-A-Will Month

As we continue to make every life count at Humane Society Naples, the month of August provides a great opportunity for you and your loved ones to get your plans for the future in place. August is National Make-A-Will Month, and it’s the perfect moment to protect everyone you love through your will.

Why a will? In the same way that your support is helping thousands of animals each year find security in a loving home, creating your will is an important act of compassion for yourself, the people you care about, and even your pets.

Nearly ⅔ of Americans do not have an up-to-date will despite it being essential to:

  • Protecting the significant people and pets in your life
  • Making critical decisions about the future on your own terms
  • Designating a guardian for any minor children or pets in your care

Many people worry that this process is difficult or time-consuming. HSN’s partnership with FreeWill’s free online resource seeks to make estate planning as simple and accessible as possible. It helps you make or update your will or create a draft to review with your financial advisors in about 20 minutes, completely for free.

Your family, including your pets, need you, and having a plan in place for them will ensure that no matter what happens, they are taken care of. This National Make-A-Will Month take charge of your future and protect what matters most to you by creating your will today!


Kim Hanson
Senior Philanthropy Officer
Humane Society Naples
(239) 438-4624

Kim Hanson is HSN’s Senior Philanthropy Officer. With more than 40 years in the nonprofit development field, Kim posts a monthly blog on our HSN website about ways of saving the precious lives entrusted to us through a variety of charitable giving vehicles.

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