Did You Know? – Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. was founded in 1864 to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War. Across the decades, the organization adapted to meet the specific environmental challenges facing girls and young women, always working in partnership with schools and communities, and guided by their founders’ fundamental belief in the inherent potential of each girl.

A simple way to get involved and earn some volunteer hours is to share their messages across social media by becoming one of their Social Ambassadors. Learn more on how to help by visiting their website!1544140426187

Did You Know? – Cat Depot

Cat Depot works daily to rescue abandoned, abused, injured, relinquished, and free-roaming community/feral cats and kittens. In 2017, Cat Depot rescued 1,430 cats and assisted with local and national rescues. 

You can be a volunteer at Cat Depot starting at age 8. The youngest volunteers visit the facility with their parent or caregiver and help socialize the cats. Cat Depot does require that volunteers be regular visitors and commit to twice a month for six months at a minimum, but if you love cats this may be the right fit for you! Find out more on their website!

New Member of the Student Team – Kyle

Hi everyone,

My name is Kyle Turgeon, and I am one of the new members of the student team. I am currently 16 years old and in 11th grade at NewGate, which is a Montessori School. As part of the team, with help from my partners, we will be thinking of and planning events for all of the Sugar Volunteers to participate in. So far, I have helped out and participated in a few of the events and planned a large portion of the Foster Care Awareness Event with my partners. We will definitely have a lot more to add to future events as well!

New Member of the Student Team – Maria

Hi, my name is Maria Andrade. I’m an exchange student from Mexico, and I’m here for a year at NewGate School. I am one of the new members in the Sugar Student Team.  One my favorite things (and hopefully my future career) is graphic design. With SUGAR Volunteers I can use and develop those skills through making posts on social media and the website.  That’s just one of the reasons I could not be more excited to join the Sugar Team. I’m sure this opportunity is going to be a great experience for me to grow as a person, give, and help others!

New Member of the Student Team – Teagan

Hey Sugar Supporters,

I’m Teagan Allen, a junior at NewGate School.  Outside of school, I am part of the Sailor Circus.  I am a highwire walker and am one of the ringmasters in Sailor Circus Performances.  I recently joined the Student Sugar Team (or as we like to call it, the Sugar Squad).  Myself and my other two teammates, Kyle and Maria, help plan the events put on by SUGAR Volunteers.  I’m very excited to be a part of an organization that does such a variety of things!  Every week the “Sugar Squad” is up to something new that can help better the community, and it feels great knowing we have played even a small role in doing so.  It also feels great knowing we are getting volunteer hours that will help us with college by doing something that is actually enjoyable!