One sentence can change a life.
What if all you had to do to help a family have a secure future is write one simple, direct sentence. Would you do it?
It’s not a trick question. In fact, helping local families really is as simple as one sentence. By including a gift to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity in your will, you can make a significant and lasting impact without giving away your assets today.
Including Knoxville Habitat in your will is ideal because it is:
• Affordable. The actual giving of your gift occurs after your lifetime, so your current income isn’t affected.
• Flexible. Until your will goes into effect, you are free to alter your plans or change your mind anytime.
• Versatile. You can give a specific item, a set amount of money, or a percentage of your estate. You can even make your gift contingent upon certain events.
If you are ready to include a bequest to Knoxville Habitat in your will, ask your attorney to add this suggested sentence to your will:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Knoxville Habitat for Humanity (Federal Tax ID #58-1727980), the following: (written dollar amount or percentage of the estate or written description of the property*) for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
*property may include appreciated securities, real estate, tangible personal property or closely held stock.
To get more information or let us know of your existing plans, please call Angie Hatcher Sledge at 865-523-3539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I gain so much personal satisfaction helping Habitat Knoxville provide home ownership to deserving, grateful families who otherwise would be unable to own a home in the usual real estate marketplace.
This ownership stabilizes families, resulting in healthier, happier families with improving job performance and school grades.
This mission of taking care of others by this well organized, compassionate organization fulfills my mission of helping
The gratitude exhibited by the families is heart wrenching, as noted during the building and dedication of the homes. For these reasons and so many others are why I chose to continue my support of Knoxville Habitat beyond my lifetime with a special gift through my estate.
– Dr. Catherine A. Gilreath