Help break the cycle of poverty!

This February I am participating in the Seventh Annual Quack Attack on Poverty 5k benefiting United Against Poverty. This will be my 6th year participaing.  During the race I will be making my way through a 3.1 mile course featuring bubble, squirt gun and quack zones…all while wearing an inflatable duck-shaped pool float around my waist! At the end we normally chuck a duck and enjoy free Kona Ice.  But the real reason I got involved is my mom started a team because of her involvement with deaf ministry.  Deaf population has higher unemployment rates. Even if they meet all qualifications for a job, it is difficult for them to find quality careers.  I’m really looking forward to being part of this event and making a meaningful impact in this community.  Hopefully you will consider running, waddling, or supporting with a financial contribution.

This race benefits United Against Poverty Orlando, a nonprofit that helps lift working poor and low income families to self-sufficiency. UP Orlando is not a traditional food bank or soup kitchen. Their programs focus on teaching empowerment, rather than entitlement, to help our struggling neighbors break free from the cycle of poverty. Their campus located at 150 W. Michigan Street and serves an average of 525 families each day.

I hope you will join me in helping UP Orlando lead community-driven programs that produce deep and lasting change. Please consider making a donation by clicking the Donate button on the right side of the page. You can feel pride in knowing that your donation made to UP Orlando is part of something bigger in this community.  It is more than a one-time handout to someone in need, but shaping lives for long term success.

To learn more about how your gift will make a difference in Central Florida, please visit and like their Facebook page at





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