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May 31, 2018

Second Quarter 2018 Report - Sugar's Gift, Inc.

Rosie Manns, a very special angel
Rosie Manns, a very special angel

We had a very successful fundraising drive when we were asking for your help in April…we cannot thank you enough!  You are the very best supports an organization can ask for, and I mean that with all my heart.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We had a lot of new donors, too, and some were as a result of you spreading the word.  Again, we are very, very grateful to all of you.

Here is our latest report for you.  Remember that 100% of your donation goes to helping our babies – yes, 100%.  Every little bit counts (don’t get me wrong, we love the big bits, too!) – and we know you all do all you can.  There are a lot of organizations that need your help and we are thankful that you think of us when you are ready to donate some of your hard-earned funds.  We have very little overhead costs, as you know, so what funds are donated go directly to helping the angels. 

As some of you know, Nikki suffered a second fall in the last few weeks, and a little one a couple of days ago.  She didn’t suffer any serious consequences though, thankfully, but she asked me to type this report for her, nonetheless due to some numbness in her hand.  It has made us a little silent on the social media front for a bit, so if you have wondered why we were absent, that’s why.  She thanks many of you for the prayers, thoughts, love and hugs, and says she’ll rest, heal and be back again – good as new! 

As we always do, we like to state our mission here and the reasons you wonderful donors have donated your hard earned money to us.:

SUGAR’S GIFT, INC.:  Our mission is to provide hospice, euthanasia and end-of-life veterinary services for terminally ill pets in their own homes. This allows them a comfortable, peaceful setting, where they have lived and been loved, to cross over the Rainbow Bridge with dignity. Our services overcome conditions that could be due to the pet’s inability to be moved or treated at a facility, or due to the owner’s inability to leave the home. 

Our 10-year old Yorkie, Sugar, passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2013. We made sure she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge from home with comfort, dignity and peace. Sugar’s Gift to your Little Angel is to allow them the same privilege: Sugar is helping them cross over the Rainbow Bridge from home, with the help from others who have donated funds to make that happen. Every Little Angel should be able to spend their last moments in the place they are most comfortable – at home.

SUGAR’S GIFT, INC. is the onlynon-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in the country whose mission is to help terminally ill pets cross over the Rainbow Bridge from home with comfort, dignity and peace.

We receive some really wonderful donations with gift cards, and that is much appreciated.  Nikki has said this many times, but every time we receive a donation, she cries. It just makes us feel like others believe is what we are doing, and this is what Nikki’s calling is now in life. She loves helping the angels and loves all of you for your help in doing just that.  

She sends a special thank you to Belspur Oaks, who is our partner in the After Care for our angels.  They have been so helpful to us with our mission, and we wanted to send a big thank you to Barbara and Ray.

We helped a very special angel, Rosie the Boxer, cross the Rainbow Bridge from home during May.  She was rescued from a horrible situation at Animal Services, and was brought to a wonderful home, given more love than she ever had in her life, and we were privileged to help her, and her owner, H.M., when the time came.  We have a terrific new veterinary partner in Chasing Tails Mobile Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Jeannie P, and are excited to have her on board. (Thank you, Andrew, for all you do to help).  Dr. Jeannie helped Rosie cross the Bridge and everyone was so happy with how comfortable Rosie was, and how wonderful Dr. Jeannie was.

A special great big thank you to P.S., in memory of her many angels, M.S., in memory of her many angels, and L.F., in memory of Sheba, who have asked to remain anonymous, for their generous donations to us.  We have firm commitments from several donors for future endowments from their estates, as well.  We love all of our donors and every little bit helps.  These special donors need to be mentioned here because they go over and above what most donors give, and we want them to know that for that, they have our hearts forever.  We are always open to speaking with donors about endowments and future donations from estates, so please keep us in mind if you or someone you know would like help with estate planning. 

And we want to give a very special thank you to Wendy C, who always comes to our rescue when we need funds during our drives.  Animal Communications by Wendy will be featured soon on our website and our Facebook page.  Forgive us, Wendy, for being a bit delayed in doing that since Nikki had a little setback.

You, as our donors have helped us to pursue our mission, and we can't thank you enough!  As always, we ask that you please spread the word to others who love animals to see if they would donate to our special cause. Every person’s donation goes toward the next baby’s Rainbow Crossing.

And, as always, we want to share our goals:  Our goal is still to help one pet per day cross over the Rainbow Bridge with comfort, dignity and peace. It costs us approximately $1,000 to help one pet. We expect that once our presence is known, we will need to fund one pet per day by the end of the first year. By the end of 2022, we hope to be not only in the Sarasota/Bradenton region, but also in all of Florida. Then, by the end of year 2023, we want to be nationwide.  We have already received requests even more requests from San Francisco, Indiana, Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Kansas City, Austin, TX  and the Florida Panhandle to rollout to their cities as we can, which we hope will be in 2019. 

If you are not on our email list for our newsletters, please let us know if you would like to be added.

Thank you, again, for your support for Sugar's Gift - but, more importantly, thank you for helping all the angels who really need your funding to help them cross the Rainbow Bridge with comfort, dignity and peace.  Again, please feel free to share our information with your family and friends, or anyone who loves their babies as much as we do.

Bieber Adams - another special Angel at the Bridge
Bieber Adams - another special Angel at the Bridge
Maxwell and Bandit Solomon - 2 special Angels
Maxwell and Bandit Solomon - 2 special Angels
Starboard Addley - crossed the Bridge on his boat
Starboard Addley - crossed the Bridge on his boat
Sugar and Spice eating spaghetti as puppies
Sugar and Spice eating spaghetti as puppies
Sweet Baby Ariel in her younger days
Sweet Baby Ariel in her younger days

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Mar 13, 2018

2018 First Quarter Report for Sugar's Gift, Inc.

Top Ranked Organizations at GlobalGiving
Top Ranked Organizations at GlobalGiving

Thank you to all of our donors – new and existing! You are the reason we are successful and you are the reason we help the angels cross the Rainbow Bridge from home. Here is our latest report for you. We love every single one of you no matter the amount given to us. Every amount helps in some way. Remember that 100% of your donation goes to helping our babies. We have very little overhead costs and what we have we pay for out of our own pockets.

As many of you know, we lost our Spice Girl to the Rainbow Bridge on February 8, 2018. It is ironic because that is the same date, but in 2016, that Nikki fell and suffered her traumatic brain injury. What you probably also know is that our animal hospital gave her twice the amount of pain medicine that she should have had, and she was in no pain to warrant any pain medications anyway. That is another story for another time, but the moral of the story is to be sure your vet knows your wishes and asks you before they administer a narcotic to your beloved baby. RIP Spice Girl – November 17, 2004 – February 8, 2018. Run and play with Sugar Bear, Champers, Mimi Girl (her Mama), Guido and Phish.

As we always do, we like to state our mission here and the reasons you wonderful donors have donated your hard earned money to us.: 

SUGAR’S GIFT, INC.:  Our mission is to provide hospice, euthanasia and end-of-life veterinary services for terminally ill pets in their own homes. This allows them a comfortable, peaceful setting, where they have lived and been loved, to cross over the Rainbow Bridge with dignity. Our services overcome conditions that could be due to the pet’s inability to be moved or treated at a facility, or due to the owner’s inability to leave the home.

Our 10-year old Yorkie, Sugar, passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2013. We made sure she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge from home with comfort, dignity and peace. Sugar’s Gift to your Little Angel is to allow them the same privilege: Sugar is helping them cross over the Rainbow Bridge from home, with the help from others who have donated funds to make that happen. Every Little Angel should be able to spend their last moments in the place they are most comfortable – at home. 

SUGAR’S GIFT, INC. is the only non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in the country whose mission is to help terminally ill pets cross over the Rainbow Bridge from home with comfort, dignity and peace.

We have had several large donations since our last report, and most of them choose to remain anonymous. I would love to tell you, though, that these are true angels to Sugar’s Gift. All of you as donors make a huge impact on our operating costs, but there are a few special individuals who have gone over and above their calls of duty to us. You know who you are, and we love you - and give thanks for you every single day, more than you’ll ever know.  And to our recurring donors, Patricia A, and those Anonymous donors, those recurring really help us in our cash flow and our projections of how many babies we can help at any time.

Thanks to those of you with donations from your gift cards, too! That number has increased, and we thank GlobalGiving for helping to spread the word about Sugar’s Gift to their audience. It tells us that our reputation is beginning to spread via word of mouth, too, and sometimes it is even more than my heart can take. I cry every time we receive a donation, because it tells me that you all believe in our mission, too. That is what makes our hearts full. Thank you.

Every one of those donations is precious to us, and reminds us that our mission is reaching further and farther than we even know. If it was not for GlobalGiving, our reach would be more limited. Thank you, also, Global Giving for the opportunity to partner with you.

We have badges from GlobalGiving now that show we are fully vetted and one of their top organizations – thanks to all of you! Those pictures are shown in this report. So, again, we have reached a new level of rewards status with GlobalGiving, being a Superstar now. Superstar status gives us the opportunity to be featured in GlobalGiving’s social media, possibly being mentioned for a grant from a corporate sponsor and myriad other incredible chances for exposure to all the GlobalGiving donors that we would not have otherwise. We have continued to ramp up our training with GlobalGiving’s tools and courses to make us better at what we do and to help the angels more. 

Unfortunately, recently, we have had to really screen our calls from those who want our services. We have put a new disclaimer on our website, because we refuse to serve owners who are simply “tired of medical bills, tired of their pets or tired of the trouble their pets are.” We can’t and won’t serve those types of owners. We serve owners who are low-income, elderly, homebound or their pets are too sick or painful to move.

As I write this, we are working with P.A. from Bradenton because her baby is too large and painful to move. We are helping her, and because it isn’t a low income situation, she is willing to cover the cost in a donation to Sugar’s Gift. We are happy to help in any circumstance, as long as euthanasia is warranted, and someone isn’t just looking for a handout, when the just want to get rid of their pets. That will not happen with us.

A special thank you to C.S. and P.S. – who have asked to remain anonymous, for their generous donations to us recently. They support us and we love them. We love all of our donors – every little bit helps. These 2 wonderful supporters go over and above what most donors give, and for that they have our hearts forever.

You, as our donors have helped us to pursue our mission, and we can't thank you enough! As always, we ask that you please spread the word to others who love animals to see if they would donate to our special cause. Every person’s donation goes toward the next baby’s Rainbow Crossing.

Our goal is still to help one pet per day cross over the Rainbow Bridge with comfort, dignity and peace. It costs us approximately $1,000 to help one pet. We expect that once our presence is known, we will need to fund one pet per day by the end of the first year. By the end of 2022, we hope to be not only in the Sarasota/Bradenton region, but also in all of Florida. Then, by the end of year 2023, we want to be nationwide. We have already received requests from San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Kansas City and Austin, TX to rollout to their cities as we can.

If you are not on our email list for our newsletters, please let us know if you would like to be added. 

Thank you, again, for your support for Sugar's Gift - but, more importantly, thank you for helping all the angels who really need your funding to help them cross the Rainbow Bridge with comfort, dignity and peace.  Again, please feel free to share our information with your family and friends, or anyone who loves their babies as much as we do.

Vetted Organization by GlobalGiving
Vetted Organization by GlobalGiving
Spice Girl 2005 First Days
Spice Girl 2005 First Days
Spice Girl First Months With Us
Spice Girl First Months With Us
Spice Wanting Treats from Nikki
Spice Wanting Treats from Nikki
Spice and Ken - Soulmates
Spice and Ken - Soulmates

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Dec 27, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Our Little Boy - full of love!
Our Little Boy - full of love!

To all of Sugar's Gift's wonderful supporters.....Here at Sugar's Gift, we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and our special wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Peaceful New Year in 2018! 

This is not about soliciting, but about "Thank You."  Our supporters have been tremendous to us in 2017, and we thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts.  You are the reason we are successful.  Success isn't measure by dollar bills.  Success, in our world, is measured by how many little angels we can help cross the Rainbow Bridge from home. Because of a lot of you who are receiving this email, we have been able to continue our mission.  We have big plans for 2018, so stay tuned!

Please pass our information along to anyone who needs an "end-of-year" donation for tax purposes, though.  We are always happy to accept new donors and donations.  Sugar’s Gift, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization, meaning that your donations may be tax-deductible.  And, remember our mission at Sugar's Gift is to provide home euthanasia for pets who are at life’s end and cannot be moved, or their owner is homebound and cannot easily take their pets somewhere.  We are the ONLY non-profit in the whole country to do what we do. 
 
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Now, go have fun with your families and enjoy the remainder of 2017.....please be safe and be happy......and kiss all your babies an extra time for us!

Our Spice Girl - Sweetest baby ever!
Our Spice Girl - Sweetest baby ever!
Our little Pita - loves everyone!
Our little Pita - loves everyone!

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