For the second consecutive year, Star Duck was able to give each of the 40 kids at St. Joe’s a new swimsuit, a pair of goggles, his/her own towel, and a bag to carry it all to the pool. This was only possible through the yourcontributions and as much as we are grateful, imagine how much it means to the kids! Since we receive such an overwhelmingly positive response, were even able to spring for some pool toys to be shared among the group. This was well over and above what we initally hoped to do. Just another example of how the response of the community has allowed us to continually do more and more for the kids. Thanks again!
As many of you know, we have been throwing birthday parties for the kids at St. Joseph Children’s Home for well over a year now. Recently, we’ve had to change our long-standing format for these parties due to a change in policy at our former corporate sponsor. This has placed the responsibilty directly on our shoulders to raise the funds for the $100 shopping sprees we supply for each and every child during his/her birthmonth. Not only have we had an incredible response from donors like you to help us continue this great program, but our new format which kicks off the party at Gattiland for pizza, cake, and games prior to the shopping extravaganza has been a big hit.
Remember, this is on-going program that takes place every month and continually requires funding. Every donation helps make this a reality. If you want to make a donation or sponsor one of the parties, please email us or click on the PayPal link at the bottom of this page.
Christmas time is the one time of year needy kids often receive games and toys, while other areas of need remain. That is why Star Duck has made it a tradition to address these other needs around the holiday season. Last year, we purchased a new pair of jeans for every child at St. Joseph Children’s Home and this year we supplied every child at St. Joseph with new sheets and pillows. These items were bought with funds raised from the November 29th charity concert (see below).
Forty new cozy blankets were also purchased by Robert Half International, who instead of having their annual office gift exchange, opted to pool their money together and purchase blankets for each of the children at St. Joe’s. Many thanks to Jennifer Hannah for coordinating.
Star Duck Charities was the beneficiary of the 1st annual charity concert sponsored by Production Simple, LEO Weekly, Sam Swope, and Headliners Music Hall. Louisville natives turned internationally-acclaimed performers VHS or Beta, along with Broken Spurs and Frontier(s), played to a packed house on November 29, 2008. Many thanks are in order to all the aforementioned sponsors as well as the bands and all who volunteered to make this a huge success. The money raised at the concert was used to buy new bedding for every child at St. Joseph Children’s Home.
Star Duck recently teamed with LEO Weekly who has generously agreed to make us and the children of St. Joe’s the beneficiaries of a fundraising concert November 29, at Headliners Music Hall. The headlining act will be Louisville’s own and internationally renowned VHS or Beta. If you plan on attending, buy a ticket early. This band puts on a great show and has been known to sell out Headliners. We will be there with a booth promoting the charity, so if you are interested in helping please see us at the concert.
Star Duck is also looking for additional sponsorship for our birthday parties. Unfortunately, KB Toy Store has decided to withdraw sponsorship and quit hosting the monthly birthday parties for the kids at St. Joe’s and we are looking for orgainizations interested in helping out. For more information on sponsoring birthday parties, please send us an email.
Meanwhile, the charity continues to grow. During November and December, we will be expanding our monthly activities to allow more options for our charity to continue helping kids in need. Be sure to check back for our upcoming events.
March and April proved to be busy months indeed! In addition to the largest birthday party yet, Star Duck was able to purchase a pair of new shoes, a new swimsuit, and a pair of swimming goggles for each of the 40 kids at St. Joseph Children’s Home. Funds for the shoes and jeans were raised during our December benefit concert. Special thanks to Sara and Kevin Glogower who helped contribute to the purchase of swimsuits and goggles. An additional thank you to Sara Collins who has graciously committed to future fundraising endeavors.