Lucky Duck Foundation Blog

The Private Sector Has a Key Role to Play in Carrying Out the Homelessness Plan

Adopting an action plan to tackle homelessness was the easy part. Now, activating the plan requires consistent funding and participation from all stakeholders in order to be effectively executed. The following OpEd appeared in Voice of San Diego on October 25th, 2019.

How One Van Connects Hundreds of Homeless to Services

When the Lucky Duck Foundation handed over the keys to a new outreach van to Family Health Centers of San Diego, a critical connection was made. Read more about how the donation gave people critical access to services.

Putting a Face to San Diego’s Homeless

San Diego Magazine profiles three bridge shelter residents who share their stories, hopes, and fears with writer Kelly Davis.

How to Be an LGBTQ Ally

A true LGBTQ ally supports equal civil rights, gender equality, social movements, and challenges homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. To support your position as an ally, we’re dispelling common myths about the LGBTQ community.

Wheels of Change Homeless Employment Program Expands

The Alpha Project and the Lucky Duck Foundation Announce the Expansion of the “Wheels of Change” Homeless Employment Program. The program employs Bridge Shelter residents who clean up City streets while also doing homeless outreach. 

Mental Health and Homelessness: Connecting People to Services

People with poor mental health are more susceptible to the main factors that can lead to homelessness: poverty, isolation from family and community, and personal vulnerability.

Caring for Ebony – A Homeless Animals Story

In this second installment about Helen Woodward Animal Centers’ Pets Without Walls program, a program staff member shares the story of Claire and Ebony and their incredible bond.

Homeless Pets Need Luck (& Love), Too

Furry, friendly, and without conditions, pets are a part of us. Homeless pets included. Read Susan and Sunshine’s story and find out how to help!

5 Unique Challenges Homeless Women Face

We recognize the achievements of our mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, and friends and honor the homeless women in our communities. Here are 5 challenges that affect homeless women and tangible ways you can help.

Welcome to our New Executive Director

Help us welcome Drew Moser as the Foundation’s new Executive Director. Moser will implement and expand LDF’s primary areas of focus to help San Diego County’s homeless.

Tuesday Group and LDF Applaud the City’s Use of Golden Hall to Shelter the Homeless

The Mayor’s decision means that Golden Hall will now serve a critical purpose in providing shelter for the homeless women and children displaced from the temporary closure of Father Joe’s Villages bridge shelter.

14 Community Acts of Kindness Guaranteed to Spread Happiness

Every day can be Random Acts of Kindness Day if you choose to make it so. If you’re short on inspiration, peruse our list of 14 community acts of kindness and make a choice to be the light.

3 Ways to Serve San Diego’s Homeless Community

The new year is a great time to set intentions for the year. For those who look to receive through giving, we’ve collected a list of 3 simple ideas for you to help make a positive impact in lifting the dignity of San Diego’s homeless community. …

Thank you for sharing your luck!

As 2018 draws to a close, the Lucky Duck Foundation would like to say THANK YOU for sharing your luck with the San Diego community. Because of your generosity, we were able to fund many dignity lifting projects with our collaborative partners. …

Packed with Care

Written By Erin Meanley Glenny – Published by SAN DIEGO MAGAZINE. Inside Lucky Duck Foundation’s efforts to distribute backpacks for the homeless. When Pat and Stephanie Kilkenny launched Lucky Duck Foundation in 2005, their goal was to serve everyone in need, from people with disabilities to shelter animals. …

Deborah Norwood Ruane joins Board of Directors

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 1, 2018)— The Lucky Duck Foundation (LDF) announced today the addition of Deborah Norwood Ruane to its Board of Directors. A seasoned real estate professional for over 30 years, Norwood Ruane’s focus and expertise has centered around affordable housing financing and development. …

10th Annual Swing & Soiree grossed nearly $800,000

We are excited to report that the Lucky Duck Foundation’s 10th Annual Swing & Soiree grossed nearly $800,000! Combine that with the more than $400,000 raised between last year’s and this year’s event and you have a record-breaking $1.2 million raised by the Lucky Duck Foundation in one year! …

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Lucky Duck FoundationNov 12, 2019 @ 6:01am
Did you know that @Instagram just made it possible to alleviate the suffering of homelessness with just one click?⠀ ⠀ Head to our profile and select "donate" to make an unrestricted donation fund critical programs in San Diego. In case you need a little extra...
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Lucky Duck FoundationNov 12, 2019 @ 6:00am

Did you know that it's possible to alleviate the suffering of homelessness with just one click?

Head to our Facebook profile and select "donate" to make an unrestricted donation to fund critical programs in San Diego. In case you need a little...

Lucky Duck FoundationNov 11, 2019 @ 6:58am
“Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Picture: Kevin Marino #LuckyDuckFoundation #ShareYourLuck #GiveBack #Homeless #HelpTheHomeless #HomelessVeterans #HomelessAdvocates #SanDiego #EndHomelessness https://t.co/s5EDgMbVwJ
Lucky Duck FoundationNov 11, 2019 @ 2:05am
#VVSD staff member Christopher T. comes from a large military family and is proud to have served our country. When asked what #VeteransDay means to him, he said it's "all about the #veterans. It's all about our sacrifice and what we do." #SanDiegoVeterans https://t.co/5iT5qoXkeI
Lucky Duck FoundationNov 10, 2019 @ 4:00am
“It’s so clear that he’s there because he feels called to be there,” he says. “It’s not work for him. It’s a vocation in that real sense of the word. Theologians describe vocation as that intersection of the gifts we have and the world’s needs.”...
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Lucky Duck FoundationNov 10, 2019 @ 6:59am

We love this moment shared by @sawubonainc. What is making you smile today? #ShareYourLuck

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Lucky Duck FoundationNov 10, 2019 @ 3:59am
We love this moment shared by sawubonainc. What is making you smile today? #ShareYourLuck #Repost sawubonainc ・・・ PURPOSE. Our purpose is simple: to make sure those who feel 'invisible' know they are loved,… https://t.co/wZroAcRKya
Lucky Duck FoundationNov 10, 2019 @ 6:59am
We love this moment shared by @sawubonainc. What is making you smile today? #ShareYourLuck #Repost @sawubonainc ・・・ PURPOSE. Our purpose is simple: to make sure those who feel 'invisible' know they are loved, advocated for, and known. • • • #sawubona #donate #charity #unumfam...
Lucky Duck FoundationNov 9, 2019 @ 10:00am
The Lucky Duck Foundation provides community care kits. Each Community Care Kit includes seasonal protective clothing, hygiene necessities (including feminine products), and comfort items packaged in a backpack to residents of the bridge shelters. Individuals experiencing homelessness earn a kit when they take appropriate steps...
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Lucky Duck FoundationNov 9, 2019 @ 8:46am

Learn more about the Lucky Duck Foundation's collaborative partners and how you can help support them. >>> www.luckyduckfoundation.org

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Lucky Duck FoundationNov 8, 2019 @ 7:00am

“It’s so clear that he’s there because he feels called to be there,” he says. “It’s not work for him. It’s a vocation in that real sense of the word. Theologians describe vocation as that intersection of the gifts we have and the world’s needs.”

Lucky Duck FoundationNov 8, 2019 @ 6:02am
Stay tuned to learn more about how you can make holiday wishes come true while watching a movie under the stars! ✨#givingtuesday #shareyourluck #Repost @scottyoffecommunications ・・・ Exciting news for #SanDiego #cinephiles - @rooftopcinemaclub @grandhyattsd announced a special #Holiday schedule beginning Nov. 19 featuring #family...