Lucky Duck Foundation Blog

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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11th Annual Swing & Soirée, presented by the Gall Hale RBC Wealth Management Team
Thank you for sharing your luck and helping alleviate the suffering of people experiencing homelessness.
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Lucky Duck FoundationOct 11, 2019 @ 11:04am

🍀 Thank YOU for Sharing Your Luck with San Diego's Homeless Community! 🍀

Because of your generosity, the 11th Annual Swing & Soirée, presented by the Gall Hale RBC Wealth Management Team, raised over $750,000! Thanks to the dollar-for-dollar match from LDF...

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🍀 Thank YOU for Sharing Your Luck! 🍀 Because of YOU, the 11th Annual Swing & Soirée raised over $750,000! With the dollar-for-dollar match, $1,500,000 will be deployed to alleviate the suffering of homelessness! Take a look at the magical event! https://t.co/JUkKslwW57 https://t.co/DLxe5zyrFu
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Today marks the 30th Anniversary of National Coming Out Day!⠀ ⠀ There is so much to celebrate yet we've got a long way to go. While we celebrate today, take a moment to reflect on how brave one must be to come out as lesbian,...
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Lucky Duck FoundationOct 11, 2019 @ 4:41am

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of National Coming Out Day!

There is so much to celebrate yet we've got a long way to go. While we celebrate today, take a moment to reflect on how brave one must be to come out...

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Today is the 30th Anniversary of #NationalComingOutDay! While we celebrate, reflect on how brave one must be to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Get educated, be an ally, & encourage others to do the same. #NationalComingOutDay https://t.co/xUBQUG19qh https://t.co/PiX3MY3mWj
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Lucky Duck FoundationOct 10, 2019 @ 7:41am

San Diego County has a rapidly escalating homeless epidemic. The increase in the homeless population in the county has been attributed to many reasons — the county’s temperate climate; availability of advocacy programs, and a shortage of affordable housing.

No matter the...

Lucky Duck FoundationOct 10, 2019 @ 5:50am
San Diego County has a rapidly escalating homeless epidemic. The increase in the homeless population in the county has been attributed to many reasons — the county’s temperate climate; availability of advocacy programs, and a shortage of affordable housing.⠀ ⠀ No matter the reasons for...
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On #WorldHomelessDay, help San Diegans experiencing homelessness & #donate to support high-impact programs! When you do, the reach of your donation will be doubled! Learn more and pledge to #ShareYourLuck today! 🍀🏘️ https://t.co/sS3GKQkUh6 Pic: Kevin Marino https://t.co/441jnUxGFb
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Lucky Duck FoundationOct 9, 2019 @ 12:04pm

Listen to San Diego Padres General Partner, Peter Seidler, talk to Darren Smith and Jack Cronin on KOGO's #NotSports Radio about the Lucky Duck Foundation and why he's committed to ending #homelessness in San Diego!

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Listen to @Padres GP, Peter Seidler, talk to @DSmithShow and @JackCroninPXP on @KOGO's #NotSports Radio about the Lucky Duck Foundation and why he's committed to ending #homelessness in San Diego! https://t.co/Bf8dKrmQ53
Lucky Duck FoundationOct 8, 2019 @ 5:50am
We can't thank you enough for being a part of the Lucky Duck Foundation's 11th Annual Swing & Soirée, presented by the Gall Hale RBC Wealth Management Team!⠀ ⠀ Because of YOU, we are on track to break last year's record! 👏⠀ ⠀ The proceeds...
Lucky Duck FoundationOct 7, 2019 @ 6:47am
It’s a beautiful day at the @thesantaluzclub for the 11th Annual Swing & Soirée, presented by the Gall Hale RBC Wealth Management Team. ⛳️☀️ Make sure to follow along on @Instagram and @facebook stories to help us reach our fundraising goals! All funds raised support...