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A Planned Gift: A Worry-Free Solution
There's another way to give besides writing a check—known as planned giving—that can help you meet your financial goals. Planned gifts, which are donations made through your long-term estate or financial plans, have two main benefits:
- They are generally deferred until after your lifetime, so your current income or assets aren't affected.
- With many planned gifts, you have the right to change your mind at any time throughout your lifetime.
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The easiest and most popular way to support PetSmart Charities while putting your family's current financial needs first is to include a gift in your will or revocable living trust, which is called a bequest. You can leave us a percentage of your estate—1 to 100 percent—so that no matter how the size of your estate changes over the years, gifts to your family and charities remain proportionate.
It takes as little as one sentence—known as bequest language—in your will or trust to complete your gift. And that one sentence has the power to support PetSmart Charities for years to come.
Share the sample bequest language for PetSmart Charities with your estate planning attorney:
"I, [name], of [city, state ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to PetSmart Charities [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose."
If you have questions about remembering us in your will or trust, contact Melissa Steimer at (623) 295-3124 or MSteimer@PetSmartCharities.org.
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