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Free Range Ducks For The Homeless

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Created June 18, 2017
Welcome to the Duck Adventure feeding the homeless, this is 50 Ducks in a Hot Tub's 3rd year raising free range ducks to be donated to the homeless in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This year we had a very generous donation of 1,150 ducklings and approximately 40 goslings from http://www.metzerfarms.com in the US to help us feed the homeless.

This allowed me to spend the spring setting up Live Streaming so we could share this year in real time on YouTube. We are going to be streaming a 24/7 stream all season plus many daily and nightly streams.

This also allowed us to donate all our eggs to the local food bank since we didn't have to hatch this year, here is a Vlog of this spring's donations of eggs.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLv1Tj9r8cj0000NQWxuHWyKNH5jV4rHBh

Over the summer this fundraiser will be updated to reflect the true costs of doing this project but until then this is the best estimate based on last 2 year’s worth of costs of raising 600-800+ ducks.

They are going the Government approved processor early October they will get picked up here once again by the generous people at GMF Transport in Brampton, Ontario for the cost of the fuel only for the transport a huge savings of over $2,500 for the cause.

The Good Shepherd Mission will pick up the duck meat directly from the processor as it must be done with a refrigerated vehicle which the Mission owns.

Here are links to the past 2 years of the Good Shepherd Mission receiving our donation of the ducks
2015 - https://twitter.com/goodshepherd_to/status/658732390076936192
2016 - https://twitter.com/goodshepherd_to/status/793524072571211776

Costs (Estimated based on the previous 2 years)
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PAID  Brokerage and Duty (Import Ducklings) - $199.87
PAID  Mini-Van Rental to Pick up ducklings at airport - $75.89
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Swamp cutting so the ducks can free range safely

PAID Brush Cutter $589.00
PAID July 6th Nathan 10 hours @$18.00 = $180.00
PAID July 9th Mitch 4 hours @$25.00 = $100.00

PAID July 12th Jasime 30.5 hours @ $25.00 = $762.50
PAID July 21st Jasime 11.5 hours @$25.00 = $289.50
PAID July 21st Jeanpierre 13.5 hours @$18.00 = 245.00
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Snapping Turtle Problem (August 21st)

100 feet roll 6 feet tall wire $160.00 + (HST 13%) = $180.80

Labour to help cut & install wire in yard $75.00

PAID Sub Total = $255.80
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PAID Duck Starter Feed (1st 30 days)

150 Bags @ $16.99 each = $2,548.50

Purina 30 FREE bags         -  $509.70

PAID Subtotal Starter Feed   $2,038.80 
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PAID Local Scratch Grain $13.00 per bag 40 bags per load

July 11th - $520.00
July 24th - $120.90
July 27th - $628.00
August 7th - $520.00
August 18th - $520.00
August 29th - $520.00
September 7th - $520.00
September 15th - $520.00
September 27th - $520.00
October 7th - $520.00

PAID  August 29th Subtotal $4,908.90
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September 16th Mini-excavator rental Duck Swimming hole

PAID $282.50

September 19th Labour to help with brush removal

PAID $80.00
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Ducks Pond Marshall's & National Grinding

PAID 24 hours @ $75.00 = $1,800.00 + 13% tax = $2,034.00
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Government Approved Processing 864+ Ducks

PAID $7.50 each ($6,480.00) + HST 13% ($842.40) = $7,322.40
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PAID Labour To Load GMF Transport & Sort The Ducks - $400.00

GMF Transport Brampton, Ontario (Donation of Services)

Transportation To Processor (Fuel Only a $2,500 savings)

PAID $500.00 + HST 13% = $565.00
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Before Fees Sub Total - $20,329.16

GoFundMe (5%) & WePay (2.9%+$0.30) Fees = $1,606.00

 Grand Total - $21,935.16
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Update 8
Posted by Mat Goose
15 months ago
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Hello Duck Family,

Well we did it and we're onto another season of the DA, I've attached the final report on the ducks plus the invoice from the processing plant, and update the GoFundMe campaign.

Thanks to everyone that supported this year.

Matt & Dug...
The final bill
Duck Processing Report
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Update 7
Posted by Mat Goose
15 months ago
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Hello Duck Fans,

I just got back from Marshall's and paid our bill for the excavator they supplied at almost half price, I was surprised it was lower than I thought it was going to be.

I've updated the GoFundMe for the difference after adding their bill to the campaign.

Thanks so much for the support

Matt
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Update 6
Posted by Mat Goose
16 months ago
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Hello Duck Supporters,

I just updated the campaign and reduced the total required by about $700, we need about $4,235.00 to reach our goal to finish off campaign to feed the homeless.

thanks so much for your support

Matt
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Update 5
Posted by Mat Goose
16 months ago
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Update as of September 8th:

Picked up another load of feed and have updated the fund raiser.

So far we've spent $8,085.26

We've raised $8,751.00 less the GoFundMe fees nets out to $8,059.67 so far so we are not in the hole here.

Time is running out to hit our goal, the ducks leave October 12th.

Thanks for your support
Matt
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