Family Fun at the Duck Derby to Benefit YESS on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015


yess duck derbyYou won’t want to miss the quack-tacular 8th Annual YESS Duck Derby presented by Des Moines Plastic Surgery, IA: David Robbins, M.D.!

The fun starts at Noon at Jordan Creek Town Center, when you and your friends and family can enjoy FREE entertainment, kids’ activities, and food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants. At 2:00pm, thousands of yellow rubber ducks will race through the lake at Jordan Creek Town Center, all vying to cross the finish line first and be named Top Duck.

You can adopt a duck (or a whole flock!) and cheer it on to victory and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash!

yess family funAdditional activities include:

Adopt a Duck. Help a Child.

  • Adopt your ducks here:
  • Adopt a Duck (1) – $5.00
  • Adopt a “Six Quack” (6) – $25.00
  • Adopt a “Quackers Dozen” (12) – $50.00
    Adopt a “Flock” (25) – $100.00

Learn more about the Derby on the FAQ page!

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About YESS

YESS logoAll proceeds from the Duck Derby will benefit Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS) in our local community.

As the largest (and still growing) youth shelter and the only crisis nursery of its kind in the state of Iowa, YESS serves over 1,000 children each year – newborn to age 17 – providing emergency shelter, crisis intervention, and counseling services in an effort to heal families and change lives.

YESS’ range of services meet the physical, mental, and social health needs of children and teens, creating an environment where families can thrive. They provide services 24/7.

YESS is wrapping up a shelter expansion that will triple the number of children served each year. When the expansion is fully up and running, the organization will have 92 places for a child to lay their head each and every night. This drastic increase in children served means community support is needed now more than ever. Donations are vital to keeping kids in the Des Moines area safe!

Connect with YESS

YESS is located at 918 SE 11th Street in Des Moines, IA 50309. Contact us at 515-282-YESS (515-282-9377)
or Email Us: [email protected]

You can learn more about the children and families that YESS serves by visiting or connect via Facebook.

Join YESS on May 19th, 2015 to Celebrate the recent expansion!

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