The YESS Duck Derby is nearly here! Are you ready to "Join the Flock" and help kids find brighter tomorrows?
Your Duck Adoption Can Change a Life

Kids in our community need your help. 

Every day, we meet children who are hurting. Kids whose lives have been thrown into chaos. Children who simply need a safe place to stay and someone to believe in them.

Your duck adoption can be the difference in their life.

When you adopt a duck, you help YESS go beyond the basics of a warm bed at night and yummy meals every day.  During one of the hardest times in their young life, your donation  fills a child's day with laughter, healing, and hope.  Here is what your duck adoption means to a child in shelter:
  • 1 Duck - A full day of meals and snacks 
  • 6 Ducks - Warm bedding and instant comfort 
  • 12 Ducks - Joy and encouragement through art therapy
  • 25 Ducks - Shoes, school supplies, or a coat when it's needed most
Even a $5 donation can change a child's life.  Please adopt a duck today!

Want to learn more? Check out the videos below to learn how YOUR duck adoption makes all the difference:

The Duck Derby & Our Mission
Music Therapy at YESS
Like our Facebook page to catch the final video in this series, which explains how your duck adoption can provide art therapy outlets for children in shelter!

Meet Up with Quacky and Team YESS

With only a few days left to go, Team YESS will be all over town spreading the message to adopt a duck and help kids in crisis! Will we see you there?

Taproom Takeover
Receive a FREE pint for every six quack adoption!

El Bait Shop & The High Life Lounge
April 28th 
Team YESS at the Mall
Jordan Creek Town Center, near the Food Court 

April 29th & 30th 
Team YESS at the Valley Junction Farmers Market Valley Junction
May 4th

T he Most Spec-QUACK-ular  Event of the Year
Saturday, May 6th at Jordan Creek Town Center
The fun starts at Noon. The ducks race at 2pm.

Once you've adopted your ducks, be sure to join the fun on race day! Admission is free and, starting at noon, you and your family can enjoy:
  • Inflatables, facepainting, games, and outdoor activities for all ages
  • Live performances
  • Appearances from superheros, mascots, and Quacky
  • Handouts and prize giveaways from event sponsors
  • Free food samples from local restaurants
At 2pm, your "lucky ducks" will race across the Jordan Creek Town Center lake. Will you be the one to take home $10,000 cash? Come watch the main event and cheer your ducks on to victory!

Thank You for Voting YESS

Thank you so much for "voting YESS" in the Opus Group Building Community Award challengeWe ended up taking home 2nd place (and a $1,000 donation), with Team YESS providing nearly 10,000 votes for kids in our community.
We were truly amazed at the number of people who stepped up to vote and rally behind the kids in our care. Every vote, social media post, and email showed your commitment to helping children find brighter futures. For that, we are incredibly grateful. 

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