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Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day

Kids want to get inKids want to get in.  They want to see for themselves.

Does your daughter or son know what your job is?  Do they know what you actually do at work all day?  Take Our Daughters & Sons To Work Day was created to help you help them understand that.  The program is more than having your child “shadow” you throughout your day.  It is designed to help girls and boys get hands-on experience at a career, to begin to see how their education matters and become excited about their career goals.  Whether they investigate your career or another that interests them, you are helping them envision the future and “demonstrating for them the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life.”  We, at SugarShopper, hope you will participate this year, Thursday April 26th!


Full Article:  https://daughtersandsonstowork.org/about/

Frequently Asked Questions:  https://daughtersandsonstowork.org/about/faq/

The Geography of Hope

Road Across Red Desert Into MountainsWallace Stegner said, "We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope."

Do you love the vast, open, wild beauty of the desert southwest? 

New Mexico Wildlife Center works to ensure that we will all continue to have it as part of our “geography of hope.”  They are committed to conserve and restore New Mexico native wildlife, as well as wildlife habitats.  The Center promotes public awareness and action-oriented education.  They preserve and renew our wild country through strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation. 

On a “Wild Walk,” visitors to the Center can view over 35 wild animals that could not be released, from just feet away.  An interpretive guide can explain the circumstances that brought the animal to the Center, the reason it could not be released, the habitat it requires, and the environmental challenges its species faces.  “We believe that when people experience wildlife, they will be compelled to understand it. When they understand it, they will value it. When they value it, they will protect it.”  New Mexico Wildlife Center is another of the remarkable nonprofits that have affiliated with SugarShopper.  You can support them with our donation of 10% of every purchase you make, when you shop with SugarShopper and select New Mexico Wildlife Center.

Safe, Honored, and Respected

Alone on BridgeEvery adult deserves to feel safe, honored, and respected.

Every child deserves to live in a safe environment and to receive nurturing support to fulfill his or her true spirit.

The Domestic Violence Resource Center works to break the devastating cycle of domestic abuse and violence. They positively impact the lives of both children and adults who have been in abusive situations.

But their good work requires funds.

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Comment on the School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

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We Stand with the Students: Never Again MSD

Our hearts ache for the 17 murdered students and teachers at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School. We are devastated looking at our own families and thinking of the grief of the families and friends of those victims.

In the face of such incomprehensible human devastation, we can all feel utterly powerless. We can’t undo the tragedies that have already occurred, it is true. But we have a choice about how to move forward. We have a voice. We must speak out.

We stand with the student organization Never Again MSD in calling for national gun control legislation to protect our children, our teachers, our neighbors.

Helping People Give Back

People often feel that they desire to make a positive impact on our world, but find themselves wondering how to give back ... or to whom?  There's an easy and rewarding way they can help.  SugarShopper is a retail website that brings consumers together with non-profit organizations.  Our manufacturers and artisans complete the circle of support for these important social causes.

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Motivating Boards to Raise Money

Most people are unwilling to ask for money to support their cause. Nonprofit Board members are no different. Kay Sprinkel Grace advocates a program she calls "AAA" (Ambassador, Advocate and Asker) that helps level the playing field for a board's involvement in donor development and stimulate overall success in fundraising.

Click through to read Kay's full article and her 8 point prescription for success on guidestar.org.

Social Media and Your Message

What’s your message?

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  • Understand the needs of the people you are targeting to help produce relevant content. If the content over promotes and is too self-focused, you lose good will and interest.
  • Do you understand your reader’s needs and why are they coming to you in the first place?
  • If you do not know, ask them! Use surveys and polls to understand what they are thinking.

- Constant Contact, Inc.

What is your message?

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Social Media and Engagement

social media engagementSocial Media users want to engage with you via email!

  • 42% of social media users check their email four times a day or more; compared to 27% who do not use social media.
  • 63% people the same email account for Social Media messages as they do to opt-in to permission based email.

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