Take a walk in downtown Vancouver on a sunny day and you might just run into Laura-Kay Prophet and Bobbi the Duck. Or, more precisely, Bobbi V. Laura-Kay got her first duck, Harvey, in 1980, but it was the first Bobbi, that spurred her to start Duck $oup, a private charity that Laura-Kay funds from her pension and occasional part-time work. Bobbi I started laying one or two eggs a day, so Laura-Kay boiled them and gave them away to the hungry on the streets of Vancouver. But she didn't want to just give eggs, so she added other food and created a fun "lottery" by hiding sums of money in cookies. Why does she do this? "It always makes you feel good to make somebody else feel good... The idea was to create self-esteem for them, but also creating self-esteem for me..."
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