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!
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.
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.