14th Annual KID Duck Fest Derby

presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc.



Valued KID Supporters,

Thank you for your patience with KID regarding the 14th Annual Duck Fest Derby presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc.  You have allowed us to “get our ducks in a row” regarding how we will continue to support the children and families we serve with excellence and explore how to best move forward with the Duck Fest Derby planning. We appreciate you so very much.

We are pleased to report that we moved swiftly and effectively to extend virtual services to our children and families without an interruption in their services.  That is due in large part to our incredible team of professionals who always put the safety and needs of the children and families we serve first. 

As previously communicated, in light of COVID-19 and guidance from health officials about public events, KID has decided to cancel the live 14th Annual Duck Fest Derby presented by JM Family Enterprises, Inc. for the safety of you and our community.  Although we’re disappointed not to have the live event this year, we still plan to go forward with our prize offering online!

If you want to participate, you can still adopt a virtual duck now through 06/30/2020. Visit www.DuckFestDerby.org  for online adoption details. For all mail-in requests, complete and return the attached “Adopt a Duck” form to Kids In Distress, 819 NE 26th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305.  (No donation is necessary, but a $5 donation per virtual duck is suggested.)  Requests must be postmarked by 06/30/2020 and received by 07/06/2020. We will hold a random drawing from among all people who have adopted ducks (or virtual ducks) on or about 07/07/2020.  

See the Official Rules attached for all other details. 

We know that these are trying and uncertain times.  If you or someone you know is in need of KID services, we are here for you.  Please feel free to reach out to our Duck Fest Derby Headquarters at 954.390.7620 and we will be happy to connect you with someone who can help.

Now more than ever, we need each other.  Children and families are in crisis and many are fearful.  It sounds silly, but it is true – a $5 duck can bring hope and healing to a child or family in need.  Remember, 100% of the duck adoptions directly benefit the 20,000+ children and families we serve.  If you can be generous, we’d be greatly appreciative.  Together, we will make what seems impossible, KIDpossible.


Adopt a $5 duck.  Help a child.  Win $10,000!


Thank you for your continued support!

Duck Fest Derby Headquarters

Ducks Remaining


Campaign Progress
81% of Goal
$243,301.14 Raised