Little Marie Bobe Crossed the Bridge-my heart
SUGAR’S GIFT™ REMINDER FOR JULY 20 MATCHING EVENT!
INCREDIBLE MATCHING OPPORTUNITY FOR SUGAR’S GIFT™ ON
JULY 20, 2022: WE SAID WE WOULD REMIND YOU…..AND WE ARE!
For all those we have spoken with recently who are holding their donations to make them work harder for us (and there are quite a few of you – thank you!), the day is almost here….Wednesday, July 20, 2022!
If you would like to donate between $100 and $1,000 to us (and we sure hope you do!), the day to do that in on July 20, 2022, through our GlobalGiving website. (We have a link at the top of our home page on our website, too). Please donate EARLY – donations to be matched start at 9:00 am EDT, and there are limited matching funds, so donate as early as possible, 9:00 – 11:00 am, EDT, if at all possible, please!!
HOW THE 2022 JULY BONUS DAY WORKS:
We can receive:
- 30% Match on donations from $100 - $499
- 40% Match on donations from $500-$749
- 50% Match on donations from $750 - $1,000
Obviously, there are a limited amount of matching funds available that day, $400,000, to be exact. So, please donate early to afford us the opportunity to receive matching funds! This bonus day each year is one of our largest campaigns, as matching is very much needed and appreciated!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
MONTHLY OR RECURRING DONATION MATCHES UP TO $200
Our normal Monthly Giving Match at our GlobalGiving site is still in place, too! If you donate for 4 straight months up to $200, Sugar’s Gift™ receives a 100% match on your first month’s donation – you must be a first-time monthly donor.
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.
WE NEED VETS – OUR CHALLENGES SINCE COVID-19
One of our biggest challenges in every location we have is the need for more and more mobile vets. Since COVID-19, we have lost several in the Sarasota/Manatee area to retirements, moves out of state and those limiting areas of coverage, as well as days/times of service. Unfortunately, that means we have had to limit our coverage areas, as well, to work with our current vets. Drs. Wendy Kyle have been fabulous to us this year, and we need more just like them! And we can always count on Cheryl B and Vet Care Express to help us with transportation! We thank you many times over!
We are hopeful that we can lift those limitations during 2022 and try to cover the entire Sarasota/Manatee County area again, so please check our website at the bottom of our home page for those announcements.
WHAT WE NEED NOW FROM YOU
- We are still getting calls in our Sarasota/Bradenton location at the rate of 10-15 pet owners per day 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
- Consider a 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.When you donate monthly for a minimum of 4 months, we receive a match for your first month’s donation!
- 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 will 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)
- 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 email@example.com. 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 NEED YOU!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – WE NEED YOUR TALENTS!
We need a number of people to help us in our growth! I have several of you on my list for some specific jobs coming up – thank you for your help in advance! For anyone we have not spoken with, 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. If you are a fabulous fundraiser, or really good at managing Volunteers, we really need your help, too! 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.
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 AND TWITTER!
With the challenges of COVID-19 across the country, we have been a bit challenged getting our new website up and running, but it will come soon! Thank you to all of you who have encouraged others to like us on Facebook….we have increased our followers to 1,506 as of today. 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 will be updated and so will out Twitter page now, too! www.instagram.com/sugarsgift and www.twitter.com/sugarsgift.
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!
When we say every dollar counts…..EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
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.
Jaxson Bajaj is missed by his family.....
Bullet Sloan was so loved!
Marley Ferguson in healthier days....
Mila Frank, so beautiful and so loved....
Hawk & Clovis crossed the Rainbow Bridge together