August is National Make-A-Will Month: Protect who and what matter most

Make-A-Will Month & ICF

Since 1978, supporters like you have helped us provide humanitarian aid to desperately poor children and their families—whether it’s empowering young women with the dreams and the skills to achieve their full potential or giving gifts of life, health, and hope to vulnerable children and families.

With gratitude for all of your contributions, we’re sharing that August is National Make-A-Will Month! This annual observance is growing more popular every year because having an up-to-date plan is one of the smartest ways to secure your future, protect your loved ones, and support the causes close to your heart.

Creating your will and estate plan allows you to communicate important financial and healthcare decisions, so you’re prepared for whatever the future may hold. You can also keep those you care about safe, plan for the distribution of your assets, and identify a guardian for your minor children and pets by making your will.

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How To Create a Will

If you choose, you can even include a gift to ICF in your will to build a legacy that delivers hope and relief to those in need. We’ve recently launched our new partnership with FreeWill because their free online tool allows you to make or update your will in just 20 minutes at no cost.

Using FreeWill, you can even identify beneficiaries for all of your non-probate assets not covered by your will, such as an IRA, 401(k), or life insurance policy. Choosing to name ICF as a beneficiary of one or more of these assets is another way to establish your legacy with us.

If you’ve already included a gift to ICF in your will, please fill out this form so we can thank you for making a lasting commitment to our cause.

Together, we’re changing the world, one child—and will—at a time.

Regular giving helps us to provide clean water along with countless other programs promoting sustainable improvements in the lives of desperately poor children and their families. We call these donors Hope Ambassadors because they help ICF to provide hope to those who truly face life and death needs in Africa and India.

God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. Hebrews 6:10


Dr. David Bruenning
Founder/Int’l Director

See children fed, educated, and empowered.

Become a Hope Ambassador

Paul states in 2 Corinthians 5:20 that “we are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…”

It can be easy to skim past this verse, but the historical context of an “ambassador” brings a wealth of meaning. Such ambassadors or delegates, whether Jewish or Greco-Roman, came with the authority of the sender, in his place, to secure his interests. The reality is, God is making his appeal through us, and wants to secure His very own interests.