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Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home

by Sugar's Gift, Inc.
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Helping Our Pets Cross the Rainbow Bridge at Home
Jake, the Lion....
Jake, the Lion....

AUGUST 2020 UPDATE FOR SUGAR’S GIFT™….

AND A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS – THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR US OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS AND OUR NEWEST SUPPORTERS

DESPITE THE PANDEMIC AND OTHER CHALLENGES, LOOK FOR SOME EXCITING NEWS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.....AND A NEW WEBSITE!

OBSTACLES WE HAVE OVERCOME IN 2020

The major challenge for us during 2020 is the COVID-19 pandemic.  Sugar’s Gift is still open for business and home services, as veterinary practices are classified as “Essential Services.”  But again, looking at our services from a pet owner’s perspective, having someone either known or unknown in one’s home, is not an inviting prospect for many people.

The second challenge this year, for those of you who do not know, was Nikki’s health scare and spending 6 weeks in the hospital with inpatient therapy and skilled care.  Fortunately, she survived 4 code blues and she is still alive and in her words, she “must stay here to make Sugar’s Gift even more important in peoples’ lives.”  We expect the last half of 2020 and 2021 to pick up more since people are getting accustomed to the COVID-19 Rules and Nikki’s health is getting back to normal.

We apologize for being absent in social media for the past couple of months.  Now that Nikki is working her way back to being on top of everything, look to hear more from us very soon and much more consistently.

We are exceptional stewards of your donations…….they are always used 100% toward our mission.

OUR MISSION – WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Our mission is always worth repeating:  Our mission is to provide euthanasia and end-of-life veterinary services for terminally ill pets in their own homes.  We at Sugar's Gift™ do not charge for any of our services to help your terminally ill baby.  Why?  Our mission from the beginning has been all about the Little Ones, not about how much money someone has.  We don't charge you on a sliding scale.  We don't charge you based on your income.  We believe this:  Every one of you who has a terminally ill pet has something in common with all of us - the love for our pets, our companions, our Little Angels and the need to have them pass in the most comfortable surroundings.  That is something sacred to us.  We share that love and respect you for that love, as well.  That is why we do not charge you for our services.  It is the last Gift you can give your baby, and it is Sugar's Gift to both of you.

LITTLE BY LITTLE CAMPAIGN COMING UP SEPTEMBER 14-18

GlobalGiving is matching all donations of $50 or less at 50% for 5 straight days in September!  This is another wonderful opportunity GlobalGiving has given us and we want to let everyone know about it.  You will be hearing from us as we get closer to the date, as well, and you always welcome to share our news with those you know.  We must tell you about each of our campaigns in the event that one aligns with a particular interest or timing is right for a special contribution you wish to give.  You will hear at least a week ahead of those events.

CONSIDER A RECURRING DONATION TO HELP THE LITTLE ANGELS - FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2020

As we have told you, in 2019, one of the biggest fundraisers for us was for GlobalGiving to match recurring donations for us.  If our donors will commit to 4 months of a monthly (a recurring) donation, GlobalGiving will match the first month’s donation at the end of that period.  It makes a big difference to us, as you can imagine.  All matches matter, but the recurring match really helps us through the entire year.  It lasts through the end of 2020.  If  you have thought of donating in 2020 as a special memorial to a beloved pet, or on the anniversary of your baby’s passing, or for another reason, consider spreading that donation out into 4 parts and allowing us to get 25% of that donation matched.

They only match up to $200 per month, however, but it works like this:  If you want to donate $400 to Sugar’s Gift™, you would commit, via credit card, to $100 per month by clicking here:  Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page.  Then, after your $400 is donated, GlobalGiving will donate an extra $100 to Sugar’s Gift.

IDEA!  If you have made a contribution in the past, now is time to consider an annual Gift to honor your beloved pet at the Rainbow Bridge.  Consider it via recurring donation….

YES, ALL OF OUR LOCATIONS ARE ACTIVE AND WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS AT ALL OF THEM!

We still have Five Active Sugar’s Gift™ PawPrints nationwide and we need the following at each location.  All of our locations have been hit hard during this COVID 19 pandemic – some veterinarians are not going to peoples’ homes, some people don’t want to let strangers into their homes and those reasons are completely understandable.  Regardless, we need volunteers in all of our locations to help those pets and their owners who do prefer to use our services.  Please spread the word because you never know who knows someone in the locations we serve:

  1. Sarasota/Manatee Counties FL
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with office administration
    4. Volunteers to help with Google Ads
    5. Volunteers to help with social media
    6. Veterinarians who wish to build their practices
  2. Ft. Collins, CO and partnering with Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching School with Argus Institute
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with social media
  3. Jupiter, FL and Palm Beach County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with social media
  4. Las Vegas, NV and Clark County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with social media
  5. Vacaville, CA and Solano County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with social media
    4. Veterinarians who wish to build their practices

If you or others you know can help us, please call, email or text us.  We need your help! 

OUR PET OWNERS AND THEIR MESSAGES TO US….

Pet owners across this great country of ours describe Sugar’s Gift™ as Bringing lasting peace to pets and their owners after a life full of love.”  We offer a life-changing experience...our services extend far beyond the time and scope of the services we provide for you and your pet. We are here as a resource, an ear or a shoulder to cry on, an organization that will always be here for you and your furbabies. Some of our pet owners have described our client care service as unsurpassed. Read some of our testimonials here.  

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

Kelly E, even with the challenges of COVID-19 in California, is working hard as our Director of West Coast Operations and what a phenomenal job she has done with Social Media for us!  Currently, we have 1,344 Likes and we want to build even more Facebook Likes, so go here to Like Our Page and share this with your friends on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sugarsgift  We’ll make sure you’re the first to know all the good news we have for you.  Our Instagram page is frequently updated by Kelly, as is our Twitter page now, too!   www.instagram.com/sugarsgift and www.twitter.com/sugarsgift.

WHAT WE NEED NOW FROM YOU

  1. We are still getting calls at the rate of 3-4 pet owners per week to help their beloved pets cross the Rainbow Bridge from home.  It is wonderful that we can help so many, but that takes funding.....so we need more generous souls like you to help us pay for the expenses of each euthanasia and cremation for all these Little Angels. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
  2. Consider a recurring donation up to $200 per month to help us help more Little Angels cross the Rainbow Bridge from home.  Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page.
  3. If you work for or with a Corporation or Foundation, let us know.  We would love to talk with them to form a partnership and help the Little Angels together.  It would also help to know if they match employees' donations. (We are happy to speak with your Human Resources Department, if you would like us to inquire about this for you)
  4. We are looking to add experienced Members to our Board of Directors and to our Advisory Board.  If you are interested, or know of someone who is, please contact Nikki at 941-320-1524 or via email at nikkistewart@sugarsgift.org.  You must have experience on another Board of Directors, preferably with a non-profit organization.  There are other qualifications, but please email or call if you are interested.  We are accepting applications nationwide.

WE ARE COMPILING A BOOK OF STORIES!

The pet owners whose pets Sugar's Gift™ has helped are giving us stories - either written stories, poetry, songs, about their pets' lives.  We want to publish those stories and let others know what wonderful people and pets we have helped, and how we have helped them through their experience with Sugar's Gift™.  If you are one of our terrific pet owners and we don't have your story yet.....get those pencils (or iPads) working overtime!  We want to publish the first volume this year!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN ALL OF OUR LOCATIONS – NOW WE ARE READY TO USE YOUR TALENTS!

This is worth repeating, too - we are looking for Volunteers – our needs are growing, so please complete the Volunteer form on the website if you have a special skillset or have extra time on your hands.  Our website has a few positions listed and we certainly have a need for various Administration positions, Website Manager, Social Media Team Members, Event Planners, and many more.  And, if you just want to join us but don’t have anything in particular in mind, that is OK, too!  Remember, though…..all positions are Volunteer, not paid.  That is one reason our overhead rate is at 2-5% and it will stay there.  We are very cognizant of our costs.  We want your dollars to go to our mission, not our overhead expenses.

So, when we say every dollar counts…..EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

REMEMBER….

Sugar’s Gift™ 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. 

Please give generously.....monthly, annually, whatever suits your budget.  All the other Little Angels need us....and we need you.  Thank you.

We apologize, in advance, if you receive a duplicate of this report.  We are sending this through our email server, too, so you may get 2 of the same reports.  Just simply forward one to someone  you feel would like to read it!  Thank you.

Kedi, the Bengal....
Kedi, the Bengal....
Lennie, watching the sunset....
Lennie, watching the sunset....
Emmi, what a sweetheart....
Emmi, what a sweetheart....
Cosmo is missed so very much....
Cosmo is missed so very much....
Sweet Myles, Mom misses you so much....
Sweet Myles, Mom misses you so much....

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Cool Cosmo....what a wonderful life he lived....
Cool Cosmo....what a wonderful life he lived....

SECOND QUARTER 2020 REPORT FOR SUGAR’S GIFT™

CONSIDER A RECURRING DONATION TO HELP THE LITTLE ANGELS - LASTS THROUGHOUT 2020

In 2019, one of the biggest fundraisers for us was for GlobalGiving to match recurring donations for us.  If our donors will commit to 4 months of a monthly (a recurring) donation, GlobalGiving will match the first month’s donation at the end of that period.  It makes a big difference to us, as you can imagine.  All matches matter, but the recurring match really helps us through the entire year.  It lasts through the end of 2020.  If  you have thought of donating in 2020 as a special memorial to a beloved pet, or on the anniversary of your baby’s passing, or for another reason, consider spreading that donation out into 4 parts and allowing us to get 25% of that donation matched.

They only match up to $200 per month, however, but it works like this:  If you want to donate $400 to Sugar’s Gift™, you would commit, via credit card, to $100 per month by clicking here:  Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page.  Then, after your $400 is donated, GlobalGiving will donate an extra $100 to Sugar’s Gift.

IDEA!  If you have made a contribution in the past, now is time to consider an annual Gift to honor your beloved pet at the Rainbow Bridge.  Consider it via recurring donation….

OUR MISSION – WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Our mission is always worth repeating:  Our mission is to provide euthanasia and end-of-life veterinary services for terminally ill pets in their own homes.  We at Sugar's Gift™ do not charge for any of our services to help your terminally ill baby.  Why?  Our mission from the beginning has been all about the Little Ones, not about how much money someone has.  We don't charge you on a sliding scale.  We don't charge you based on your income.  We believe this:  Every one of you who has a terminally ill pet has something in common with all of us - the love for our pets, our companions, our Little Angels and the need to have them pass in the most comfortable surroundings.  That is something sacred to us.  We share that love and respect you for that love, as well.  That is why we do not charge you for our services.  It is the last Gift you can give your baby, and it is Sugar's Gift to both of you.

YES, ALL OF OUR LOCATIONS WILL BE ACTIVE BY MID 2020 AND WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT ALL LOCATIONS

We still have Five Active Sugar’s Gift™ PawPrints nationwide and we need the following at each location.  Some locations have been harder hit than others during this COVID 19 pandemic so not all are 100% active yet.  Regardless, we want to start getting active  based on interest in those communities, so we need volunteers in these capacities:

  1. Sarasota/Manatee Counties FL
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners (Thank you, Erik H who has volunteered to help here!)
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising (Thank you Pam H who has volunteered to help here!)
    3. Volunteers to help with office administration (Thank you, Megan L, who has volunteered to help here!)
    4. Volunteers to help with a new website and Google Ads
    5. Veterinarians who wish to build their practices
  2. Ft. Collins, CO and partnering with Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching School with Argus Institute
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners (Thank you, Cindy S who has volunteered here - and 2 more volunteers pending!)
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
  3. Jupiter, FL and Palm Beach County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
  4. Las Vegas, NV and Clark County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
  5. Vacaville, CA and Solano County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with social media
    4. Veterinarians who wish to build their practices

If you or others you know can help us, please call, email or text us.  We need your help! 

BONUS DAYS COMING UP AND OTHER MATCHING CAMPAIGNS - NEXT ONE IS JULY 15.....YOU'LL BE HEARING FROM US CLOSER TO THE DATE!

If you want to give us $100 or more, please consider doing it on July 15 through GlobalGiving.  That day, the more donated, the more bonuses we receive.  There will be other matching campaigns during 2020 and rest assured....you'll be hearing from us about those as we get closer.  We must tell you about each of our campaigns in the even that one aligns with a particular interest or timing is right for a special contribution you wish to give.  You will hear at least a week ahead of those events.

OUR PET OWNERS AND THEIR MESSAGES TO US….

Pet owners across this great country of ours describe Sugar’s Gift™ as Bringing lasting peace to pets and their owners after a life full of love.”  We offer a life-changing experience...our services extend far beyond the time and scope of the services we provide for you and your pet. We are here as a resource, an ear or a shoulder to cry on, an organization that will always be here for you and your furbabies. Some of our pet owners have described our client care service as unsurpassed. Read some of our testimonials here.  

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

Kelly E is our Director of West Coast Operations and what a phenomenal job she has done with Social Media for us!  Currently, we have 1,338 Likes and we want to build even more Facebook Likes, so go here to Like Our Page and share this with your friends on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sugarsgift  We’ll make sure you’re the first to know all the good news we have for you.  Our Instagram page is frequently updated by Kelly, as is our Twitter page now, too!   www.instagram.com/sugarsgift and www.twitter.com/sugarsgift.

WHAT WE NEED NOW FROM YOU

  1. We are still getting calls at the rate of 3-4 pet owners per week to help their beloved pets cross the Rainbow Bridge from home.  It is wonderful that we can help so many, but that takes funding.....so we need more generous souls like you to help us pay for the expenses of each euthanasia and cremation for all these Little Angels. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
  2. Consider a recurring donation up to $200 per month to help us help more Little Angels cross the Rainbow Bridge from home.  Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page.
  3. If you work for or with a Corporation or Foundation, let us know.  We would love to talk with them to form a partnership and help the Little Angels together.  It would also help to know if they match employees' donations. (We are happy to speak with your Human Resources Department, if you would like us to inquire about this for you)
  4. We are looking to add experienced Members to our Board of Directors and to our Advisory Board.  If you are interested, or know of someone who is, please contact Nikki at 941-320-1524 or via email at nikkistewart@sugarsgift.org.  You must have experience on another Board of Directors, preferably with a non-profit organization.  There are other qualifications, but please email or call if you are interested.  We are accepting applications nationwide.

WE ARE COMPILING A BOOK OF STORIES!

The pet owners whose pets Sugar's Gift™ has helped are giving us stories - either written stories, poetry, songs, about their pets' lives.  We want to publish those stories and let others know what wonderful people and pets we have helped, and how we have helped them through their experience with Sugar's Gift™.  If you are one of our terrific pet owners and we don't have your story yet.....get those pencils (or iPads) working overtime!  We want to publish the first volume this year!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN ALL OF OUR LOCATIONS – NOW WE ARE READY TO USE YOUR TALENTS!

This is worth repeating, too - we are looking for Volunteers – our needs are growing, so please complete the Volunteer form on the website if you have a special skillset or have extra time on your hands.  Our website has a few positions listed and we certainly have a need for various Administration positions, Website Manager, Social Media Team Members, Event Planners, and many more.  And, if you just want to join us but don’t have anything in particular in mind, that is OK, too!  Remember, though…..all positions are Volunteer, not paid.  That is one reason our overhead rate is at 2-5% and it will stay there.  We are very cognizant of our costs.  We want your dollars to go to our mission, not our overhead expenses.

So, when we say every dollar counts…..EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

REMEMBER….

Sugar’s Gift™ 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. 

Please give generously.....monthly, annually, whatever suits your budget.  All the other Little Angels need us....and we need you.  Thank you.

We apologize, in advance, if you receive a duplicate of this report.  We are sending this through our email server, too, so you may get 2 of the same reports.  Just simply forward one to someone  you feel would like to read it!  Thank you.

Beautiful Autumn smiling as she did every day....
Beautiful Autumn smiling as she did every day....
Skippy loved his special chair....
Skippy loved his special chair....
Midnight was the family dog for all of his life..
Midnight was the family dog for all of his life..
Sara in her comfortable place.....
Sara in her comfortable place.....
Marley getting ready for Santa....
Marley getting ready for Santa....

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Bella, the Bernese Mountain Dog
Bella, the Bernese Mountain Dog

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  OUR FIRST REPORT OF 2020 FOR OUR SUPPORTERS!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE THIS EMAIL!

OUR MISSION – WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Our mission is always worth repeating:  Our mission is to provide euthanasia and end-of-life veterinary services for terminally ill pets in their own homes.  We at Sugar's Gift™ do not charge for any of our services to help your terminally ill baby.  Why?  Our mission from the beginning has been all about the Little Ones, not about how much money someone has.  We don't charge you on a sliding scale.  We don't charge you based on your income.  We believe this:  Every one of you who has a terminally ill pet has something in common with all of us - the love for our pets, our companions, our Little Angels and the need to have them pass in the most comfortable surroundings.  That is something sacred to us.  We share that love and respect you for that love, as well.  That is why we do not charge you for our services.  It is the last Gift you can give your baby, and it is Sugar's Gift to both of you.

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE KNOPF FAMILY FOUNDATION

Sugar’s Gift™ received its first grant!  The Knopf Family Foundation was generous enough to give us a gift to help with our Jupiter location!  This is an exciting milestone for us and we are proud to be part of their family now.  We wanted to share that with you and tell them thank you, again!

YES, ALL OF OUR LOCATIONS WILL BE ACTIVE BY MID 2020 AND OUR NEEDS AT EACH: 

We now have Five Active Sugar’s Gift™ PawPrints nationwide and we need the following at each location:

  1. Sarasota/Manatee Counties FL
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with office administration
    4. Volunteers to help with a new website and Google Ads
    5. Veterinarians who wish to build their practices
  2. Ft. Collins, CO and partnering with Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching School with Argus Institute
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
  3. Jupiter, FL and Palm Beach County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
  4. Las Vegas, NV and Clark County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
  5. Vacaville, CA and Solano County
    1. Volunteers to help with delivering ashes to pet owners
    2. Volunteers to help with fundraising
    3. Volunteers to help with social media
    4. Veterinarians who wish to build their practices

If you or others you know can help us, please call, email or text us.  We need your help! 

WE ARE COMPILING A BOOK OF STORIES!

The pet owners whose pets Sugar's Gift™ has helped are giving us stories - either written stories, poetry, songs, about their pets' lives.  We want to publish those stories and let others know what wonderful people and pets we have helped, and how we have helped them through their experience with Sugar's Gift™.  If you are one of our terrific pet owners and we don't have your story yet.....get those pencils (or iPads) working overtime!  We want to publish the first volume this year!

OUR PET OWNERS AND THEIR MESSAGES TO US….

Pet owners across this great country of ours describe Sugar’s Gift™ as Bringing lasting peace to pets and their owners after a life full of love.”  We offer a life-changing experience...our services extend far beyond the time and scope of the services we provide for you and your pet. We are here as a resource, an ear or a shoulder to cry on, an organization that will always be here for you and your furbabies. Some of our pet owners have described our client care service as unsurpassed. Read some of our testimonials here.  

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

Kelly E is our Director of West Coast Operations and what a phenomenal job she has done with Social Media for us!  Currently, we have 1,233 Likes and we want to build even more Facebook Likes, so go here to Like Our Page and share this with your friends on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sugarsgift  We’ll make sure you’re the first to know all the good news we have for you.  Our Instagram page is frequently updated by Kelly, as is our Twitter page now, too!   www.instagram.com/sugarsgift and www.twitter.com/sugarsgift.

WHAT WE NEED NOW FROM YOU

  1. We are getting calls at the rate of 3-4 pet owners per week to help their beloved pets cross the Rainbow Bridge from home.  It is wonderful that we can help so many, but that takes funding.....so we need more generous souls like you to help us pay for the expenses of each euthanasia and cremation for all these Little Angels. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
  2. Consider a recurring donation up to $200 per month to help us help more Little Angels cross the Rainbow Bridge from home.  Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page.
  3. If you work for or with a Corporation or Foundation, let us know.  We would love to talk with them to form a partnership and help the Little Angels together.  It would also help to know if they match employees' donations. (We are happy to speak with your Human Resources Department, if you would like us to inquire about this for you)
  4. We need Volunteers!  See the next section…...

MATCHING FUNDS ON RECURRING DONATIONS FOR ALL OF 2020 IS CONTINUED

For 2020, if you choose to donate to Sugar’s Gift™ on a monthly basis, for at least 4 months, GlobalGiving will match your 1st month’s donation 100% up to $200 per month!  Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page. We had some wonderful supporters who helped is 2019 with a similar match, and it would really help us to have more recurring donors  For example, If you want to donate $200 to us, consider donating $50 for 4 months so we can get your first $50 matched at 100%. That way, we’ll receive $250 for your $200 donated!  For those who have continued to donate, even beyond their 4 months (and we have too many people to list individually – thank you, thank you), your donations have helped us more than you’ll ever know.  We are very grateful for our supporters…..Your contributions will help ensure that we can continue our mission to help as may Beautiful Souls cross the Rainbow Bridge from home, in their peaceful and loving environment.

IDEA!  If you have made a contribution in the past, now is time to consider an annual Gift to honor your beloved pet at the Rainbow Bridge.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN ALL OF OUR LOCATIONS - NOW WE ARE READY TO USE YOUR TALENTS!

This is worth repeating, too - we are looking for Volunteers – our needs are growing, so please complete the Volunteer form on the website if you have a special skillset or have extra time on your hands.  Our website has a few positions listed and we certainly have a need for various Administration positions, Website Manager, Social Media Team Members, Event Planners, and many more.  And, if you just want to join us but don’t have anything in particular in mind, that is OK, too!  Remember, though…..all positions are Volunteer, not paid.  That is one reason our overhead rate is at 2-5% and it will stay there.  We are very cognizant of our costs.  We want your dollars to go to our mission, not our overhead expenses.

So, when we say every dollar counts…..EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

REMEMBER….

Sugar’s Gift™ 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. 

Please give generously.....monthly, annually, whatever suits your budget.  All the other Little Angels need us....and we need you.  Thank you.

We apologize, in advance, if you receive a duplicate of this report.  We are sending this through our email server, too, so you may get 2 of the same reports.  Just simply forward one to someone  you feel would like to read it!  Thank you.

Larry, missed so much by Mom
Larry, missed so much by Mom
Peaches, what a beauty!
Peaches, what a beauty!
Zoey crossed the Bridge - Mom is so sad
Zoey crossed the Bridge - Mom is so sad
Lucy is with her best friend Dante now
Lucy is with her best friend Dante now
Emmi, her family is so distraught over her passing
Emmi, her family is so distraught over her passing

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Mitzi, such a beautiful Angel
Mitzi, such a beautiful Angel

IT IS HERE!  GIVING TUESDAY IS TODAY!  WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY!

GlobalGiving has allocated up to $500,000 in matching funds, which is only available for TODAY ONLY….and the clock is TICKING . . . .and we are in a contest for those matching funds…..help us WIN!

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR SUGAR’S GIFT™?

Every gift we receive from you and all others TODAY will help us grab more of the MATCHING FUNDS available - today ONLY. All donations for any amount up to $1,000 per donor will count towards getting us our portion of the matching funds!  Plus, there are BONUSES for organizations who reach certain levels. We NEED all of it!  Our goal is to reach $10,000 TODAY – so please HELP US by telling your family, your friends, your networks on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., to PLEASE donate to Sugar’s Gift TODAY by donating through our Global Giving site. CLICK HERE TO DONATE. YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE THIS EMAIL!

IF THOSE MATCHING FUNDS AREN’T ENOUGH……

GlobalGiving is still matching your first Monthly Donation (as long as you commit to a minimum of 4 consecutive months) by 100% up to $200!   Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page.   Just think of how many families and pets you’ll be helping!  We’re incredibly grateful for all the people who have done that already, and we thank you for your generosity!  For those anonymous donors, we can’t thank you enough, either. Your contributions will help ensure that we can continue our mission to help as may Beautiful Souls cross the Rainbow Bridge from home, in their peaceful and loving environment. If you have made a contribution in the past, now is time to consider an annual Gift to honor your beloved pet at the Rainbow Bridge.

OUR MISSION – WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

We at Sugar's Gift™ do not charge for any of our services to help your terminally ill baby.  Why?  Our mission from the beginning has been all about the Little Ones, not about how much money someone has.  We don't charge you on a sliding scale.  We don't charge you based on your income.  We believe this:  Every one of you who has a terminally ill pet has something in common with all of us:  the love for our pets, our companions, our Little Angels and the need to have them pass in the most comfortable surroundings.  That is something sacred to us.  We share that love and respect you for that love, as well.  That is why we do not charge you for our services.  It is the last Gift you can give your baby, and it is Sugar's Gift to both of you.

YES, WE ARE GROWING!

We now have Five Active Sugar’s Gift™PawPrints nationwide!

  1. Sarasota/Manatee Counties FL
  2. Ft. Collins, CO and partnering with Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching School with Argus Institute
  3. Jupiter, FL and Palm Beach County
  4. Las Vegas, NV and Clark County
  5. Vacaville, CA and Solano County

And… Our Network is slated to grow even more in 2020. We’ll be branching out to these other great cities in the coming year!

Sugar’s Gift™ NEW PawPrints on the Horizon:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Dallas, TX
  5. Nashville, TN
  6. Phoenix, AZ
  7. UC Davis Veterinary School, CA – is interested and we are discussing options to work together in the coming year. 
  8. Other chapters will naturally expand through the Veterinary College networks throughout the country and several are committing to help us with the cause!

So, when we say every dollar counts…..EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.

OUR PET OWNERS, OUR MESSAGE….

All across the country when we share what Sugar’s Gift™ is all about, no one ever mentions the word bittersweet. Most people describe our services as, “Bringing lasting peace to pets and their owners after a life full of love.”  We offer a life-changing experience...our services extend far beyond the time and scope of the services we provide for you and your pet.  We are here as a resource, an ear or a shoulder to cry on, an organization that will always be here for you and your furbabies. Some of our pet owners have described our client care service as unsurpassed. Read some of our testimonials here.  

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

All of our followers on Facebook have been working overtime!  We wanted 1,200 Likes by 11/6, and ended up with 1,150 - we almost made it.  But, since then, all of our followers have been lighting up the internet and we are now at 1,233!  We want to build even more Facebook Likes: www.facebook.com/sugarsgift  (We have a goal of 1,500 likes by the end of 2019)  We’ll make sure you’re the first to know all the good news we have for you.  And, Kelly E has been working overtime, too, on our Instagram page and posting through the night. Thank you, Kelly!  www.instagram.com/sugarsgift.

WHAT WE NEED NOW FROM YOU

  1. We need you to help us reach $10,000 by midnight tonight!  We’ve been busy making great use of your generous donations, but we seriously need more. Please tell others about us. Our goal is 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 have a lofty goal on this campaign FOR TODAY, GIVING TUESDAY, OF $10,000.  With that, not only can we get matching funds, but we can get bonus money!  Now, that doesn't all have to be in large chunks! Every amount matters!  Small or large, please click and help us with our expansion. With $10,000, we can help 10 pets cross over the Rainbow Bridge from home. Again, if you know of corporations that may be able to help us, please let us know, or have them call us.  We need help, we need you, and we can do this.....together!  Plus, we could get a nice match from GlobalGiving which will make those dollars stretch even further.  If you would like your gift restricted to a certain location, just let us know and we’ll set it aside for those babies, specifically.
  2. If you work for or with a Corporation or Foundation, let us know.  We would love to talk with them to form a partnership and help the Little Angels together.  It would also help to know if they match employees' donations. (We are happy to speak with your Human Resources Department, if you would like us to inquire about this for you)
  3. We are still in the running for a large grant of $40,000 from the Atlantic and Allstate – please  click this link to nominate us!  The more nominations, the more likely we are to be considered.  Thank you, Angela D and Michelle S for all your hard work on this.  The deadline to nominate us is December 10.  Thanks Cindy S for the email to let us know these funds are available! http://links.e.theatlantic.com/ctt?kn=6&ms=MjI0NTAwMjIS1...&r=NTk1OTQ5MDYwNTgxS0&b=0&j=MTYyMTIzMjU2NgS2&mt=1&rt=0
  4. Angela D and JoCarole Hare also raising money for us on Facebook who is giving away $7,000,000 in matching funds – thank you for your hard work on that, too!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We are looking for Volunteers – our needs are growing, so please complete the Volunteer form on the website if you have a special skillset or have extra time on your hands.  Our website has a few positions listed and we certainly have a need for various Administration positions, Website Manager, Social Media Team Members, Event Planners, and many more.  And, if you just want to join us but don’t have anything in particular in mind, that is OK, too!  Remember, though…..all positions are Volunteer, not paid.  That is one reason our overhead rate is at 2% currently, and our goal is not to let it increase over 5%.  We are very cognizant of our costs.  We want your dollars to go to our mission, not our overhead expenses.

REMEMBER….

Sugar’s Gift™ 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. 

Please give generously.....monthly, annually, whatever suits your budget.  All the other Little Angels need us....and we need you.  Thank you.

We apologize, in advance, if you receive a duplicate of this report.  We are sending this through our email server, too, so you may get 2 of the same reports.  Just simply forward one to someone  you feel would like to read it!  Thank you.

Kitty, the Pittie, what a good girl....
Kitty, the Pittie, what a good girl....
Taz, what a good sweet Angel at the Bridge
Taz, what a good sweet Angel at the Bridge
Marley, whose Mom is missing her....
Marley, whose Mom is missing her....
Zip was a very beautiful baby, now at the Bridge
Zip was a very beautiful baby, now at the Bridge
Sherman, being festive for the holidays!
Sherman, being festive for the holidays!

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Gizmo - what a cutie!  We've all seen that look...
Gizmo - what a cutie! We've all seen that look...

Please Mark Your Calendar For “Giving Tuesday,” December 3, 2019

GlobalGiving has allocated up to $500,000 in matching funds, which is only available for that 24-hour period!  Please Save the Date!

     WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR SUGAR’S GIFT™?

It means that for every gift we receive on Tuesday, December 3rdYOUR GENEROUS DONATION will be INCREASED by helping us get grab more of those available matching funds. All donations for any amount up to $1,000 per donor will count towards getting us our portion of the matching funds!  Plus, there are BONUSES for organizations who reach certain levels. We NEED all of it!  Our goal is to reach $10,000 on Giving Tuesday – so please HELP US, by telling all your family and friends in your Network on Facebook or any other social media venues to PLEASE donate to Sugar’s Gift on December 3rd by donating through our GlobalGiving site. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

We’re Growing in leaps and bounds!

We’ve got so much Great News to share about Sugar’s Gift ™ and we’ve been leaving Sugar’s Paw Prints all across the country in the last two months!

The Sugar’s Gift™ trip to TX, AZ, CA NV and CO (and all states in between!), took many weeks to complete, but we accomplished even more than we ever dreamed possible, since the beginning of September. 

We now have Five Active Sugar’s Gift™PawPrints nationwide!

  1. Sarasota/Manatee Counties FL
  2. Ft. Collins, CO and partnering with Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching School with Argus Foundation
  3. Jupiter, FL and Palm Beach County
  4. Las Vegas, NV and Clark County
  5. Vacaville, CA and Solano County

And… Our Network is slated to grow even more in 2020. We’ll be branching out to these other great cities in the coming year!

Sugar’s Gift™ NEW PawPrints on the Horizon:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Dallas, TX
  5. Nashville, TN
  6. Phoenix, AZ
  7. UC Davis Veterinary School, CA – is interested and we are discussing options to work together in the coming year. 
  8. Other chapters will naturally expand through the Veterinary College networks throughout the country and several are committing to help us with the cause!

And, that is great news because we want to give you some terrific updates on Sugar’s Gift™ that have happened recently.  We are going to need more help from you, your friends and other supporters to whom you can spread the word.  When we say every dollar counts…..EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.

     A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Please welcome Yi Fei (pronounced Yee – Fay).  In order to assist some of our pet owners through what we all know is a very difficult time, Yi Fei will be here to support you with Grief Counseling.  She will be working directly with Chava and Melissa P. in Las Vegas, and is committed to supporting all of the pet owners in any of our locations around the country, to help them to help their pets gracefully transition.  Her devotion to your pet’s needs is an amazing gift she is so generous to share. 

A Big Thank You to Arlene K. for her introduction to Dr. Rodney P. at Colorado State University, and his introduction to Gail B. at the Argus Institute at CSU.  Argus' mission is  "Honoring the human-animal bond by providing compassionate support and advocacy for people who care for animals."  Their services, along with their student-run Pet Hospice Program is a natural tie-in with Sugar's Gift™.  What wonderful services we can provide together to the pet owners and their Little Angels in CO!  And, Gail's and Dr. Page's introductions to Dr. Kathy C. who is such a wonderful vet and has some really innovative ideas for pets, the pet owners and the end-of-life process. What an exciting opportunity for all of us and a terrific area for us to be in!

We can never thank Kelly E.  enough for all she’s doing for the cause.  Even amidst the power outages and the wildfires plaguing California, she is still spreading the word and looking for funding, new vets and volunteers to help us.  

And, back in Bradenton, thank you to Gayle W., Deb S., and Andi B., all of whom are working so hard to give us the infrastructure, becoming ambassadors and helping with our marketing…what true Angels to us! And, then there is Eva W. who spreads the word and hands out brochures everywhere she goes, in addition to making introductions for us all over the world, including to Alden H. in LA who is working hard to get our message out to his network.  Kristina E. is always helping with marketing website, brochure suggestions and she'll be instrumental in the book we are compiling with your babies' stories.  Please don't forget to write the story of your sweet Little Angel whom we helped cross the Bridge....

We’ve got so much good news to share and can’t wait to tell you more about all the amazing people we’ve encountered on our journey and the roles that they’ll all be playing in the future.

     NEW VETERINARIANS AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS

Be sure to welcome our newest veterinarian in Jupiter, FL. Dr. Dack, and his office Manager, Darla at the Animal Health Clinic.  A great big thank you for your service and for joining the Sugar’s Gift™ family.  Susan S. in Jupiter will be our point person as we get everything in place for a full-service location.  We also have a new crematory out of Miami for the East Coast – The Pet Loss Center and Alyssa S. have made us very welcome.

And, where would we be in Bradenton/Sarasota without our special Dr. Wendy E.?  She is always our go-to vet and will drop,everything (it seems) to help our Little Angels.  We couldn't do or without her and her great staff, Brooke and Tracy!

We also met some wonderful people at the Community Foundations in our new service areas.  We want to give a big Thank You to the Solano Community Foundation in Northern CA for embracing us with open arms, literally, when we visited them last month. They helped pave the way to reach Nevada Community Foundation, and we are grateful for their help in attaining grants and additional funding.  We haven’t been to a few of the Community Foundations in the areas where we began in October, but we will be in contact with them in the next month.  

OUR PET OWNERS, OUR MESSAGE…AND MORE MATCHING FUNDS!

Our new website is getting a Face Lift at the moment, but in a few months we’ll be launching some new programs that will benefit everyone.. so stay tuned!

All across the country when we shared what Sugar’s Gift™ is all about, no one ever mentioned the word bittersweet. Most people described our services as, “Bringing lasting peace to pets and their owners after a life full of love.”  We offer a life-changing experience...our services extend far beyond the time and scope of the services we provide for you and your pet.  We are here as a resource, an ear or a shoulder to cry on, an organization that will always be here for you and your furbabies. Some of our pet owners have described our client care service as unsurpassed. Read some of our testimonials here.  

And if that’s not exciting enough, Global Giving is still matching your Monthly Donations (as long as you commit to a minimum of 4 consecutive months) by 100% for up to $200 per month!   Click here to go to the Monthly Donation Tab Page.   Just think of how many families and pets you’ll be helping!  We’re incredibly grateful for all the people who have done that already, and we thank you for your generosity!  For those anonymous donors, we can’t thank you enough. Your contributions will help ensure that we can continue our mission to help as may Beautiful Souls cross the Rainbow Bridge from home, in their peaceful and loving environment. If you have made a contribution in the past, now is time to consider an annual Gift to honor your beloved pet at the Rainbow Bridge.

LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!

We want to build our Facebook Likes: www.facebook.com/sugarsgift.  We have a goal of 1,500 likes by the end of 2019. We’ll make sure you’re the first to know all the good news we have for you.  And, although we aren’t as up on Instagram, we are looking for volunteers to help with that because we need to build our followers there, so please follow us and spread the word.  Please contact us if you can provide any service to help with our cause. www.instagram.com/sugarsgift.

     OUR MISSION – WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

We at Sugar's Gift™ do not charge for any of our services to help your terminally ill baby.  Why?  Our mission from the beginning has been all about the Little Ones, not about how much money someone has.  We don't charge you on a sliding scale.  We don't charge you based on your income.  We believe this:  Every one of you who has a terminally ill pet has something in common with all of us:  the love for our pets, our companions, our Little Angels and the need to have them pass in the most comfortable surroundings.  That is something sacred to us.  We share that love and respect you for that love, as well.  That is why we do not charge you for our services.  It is the last Gift you can give your baby, and it is Sugar's Gift to both of you.

     USING YOUR DONATIONS WISELY

Since our last report, we have helped a lot of Little Angels cross the Rainbow Bridge with dignity, from home.  Click here to see some of their BEAUTIFUL stories.  Often, it takes time to come around to be able to celebrate the life of our beloved pets, so we honor the families that wish to postpone posting the tributes and the stories, but we continue to encourage you to share these tributes to and with the ones we love. We honor your choices and will work within your timeframe.  Our overhead rate is at 2% currently, and our goal is not to let it increase over 5%.  If you provide services or products and wish to donate those as a charitable donation, call us and we can discuss your options.

For those of you whose pet we’ve already helped cross the Rainbow Bridge from home, we’d love to have a story about your baby’s life. We’d love to know how you found them, their happy times with you, what they were like, and how Sugar’s Gift™ helped you and your Little Angel at your time of need.  It may seem difficult to put it into words, but most everyone who’s done so already, has shared how great it was to keep those memories alive and the therapeutic effect it had on them and their families. Memories are what we carry in our hearts today, and your little loves live right there until we meet them at the Bridge again….

     WHAT WE NEED NOW FROM YOU

We’ve been busy making great use of your generous donations, but we seriously need more. Please tell others about us. Our goal is 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 have a lofty goal on this campaign FOR GIVING TUESDAY OF $10,000.  With that, not only can we get matching funds, but we can get bonus money!  Now, that doesn't all have to be in large chunks! Every amount matters!  Small or large, please click and help us with our expansion. With $10,000, we can help 10 pets cross over the Rainbow Bridge from home. Again, if you know of corporations that may be able to help us, please let us know, or have them call us.  We need help, we need you, and we can do this.....together!  Plus, we could get a nice match from Global Giving which will make those dollars stretch even further.  If you would like your gift restricted to a certain location, just let us know and we’ll set it aside for those babies, specifically.  SO SAVE THE DATE.....DEC 3RD!

If you work for or with a Corporation or Foundation, let us know.  We would love to talk with them to form a partnership and help the Little Angels together.  It would also help to know if they match employees' donations. (We are happy to speak with your Human Resources Department, if you would like us to inquire about this for you?

     REMEMBER….

Sugar’s Gift™ 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. 

Please give generously.....monthly, annually, whatever suits your budget.  All the other Little Angels need us....and we need you.  Thank you.

We apologize, in advance, if you receive a duplicate of this report.  We are sending this through our email server, too, so you may get 2 of the same reports.  Just simply forward one to someone  you feel would like to read it!  Thank you.

Snickers had a wonderful long life with his family
Snickers had a wonderful long life with his family
Doebee, what a beautiful sweet Angel...
Doebee, what a beautiful sweet Angel...
How majestic Joey is...king of the house!
How majestic Joey is...king of the house!
Rayden, the Coolest Dog you'll ever meet....
Rayden, the Coolest Dog you'll ever meet....
Casey, with her beautiful smile, greeting us...
Casey, with her beautiful smile, greeting us...

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Sugar's Gift, Inc.

Location: Bradenton, FL - USA
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Twitter: @sugarsgift
Project Leader:
Nicolina Stewart
Bradenton, FL United States
$46,181 raised of $365,000 goal
 
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