My wife and I enjoy watching The Good Wife each Sunday night. And this week’s episode was on point with what I was going to write about. Alicia Florek (played by Julianna Margulies) is running for State’s Attorney. And a focus group member commented on how “privileged” she viewed Alicia, so Alicia decided to volunteer at a soup kitchen. Alicia wanted to give back.
I had the opportunity to give back, as well. Over the weekend, the New Mexico Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division sponsored a Wills for Heroes event. Wills for Heroes is a way for our first responders to get their basic estate plan in place, with the guidance of licensed attorneys.
It was a great event; talking with these real life heroes and their families was an awesome experience. And knowing that if a tragedy befell them, their loved ones would have the basic tools to be able to deal with that circumstance makes it all the better.
There are many ways and opportunities to give back. Look around and you will see that volunteers are always needed – you just have to take that first step and reach out to your favorite charity.
And all of these organizations could also use financial help, as well. And an easy way to give back, without much effort, is to include your charity in your estate plan. These planned gifts are a great way to give back and help your charity do what it does best – helping others!
Make an appointment today to see how you can give back through your estate plan.
Contributed by MH Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces Estate Planning Attorney, James P. Plitz.
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