Duck $oup Projects is the brain-child of Laura-Kay Prophet. Despite being down and out herself, Laura founded Duck $oup in 1996 to reach out to and lift the spirits of homeless and needy people on the streets of Vancouver. Every day Laura-Kay and her duck leaves her downtown Vancouver flat armed with hot meals and cookies that hold a special surprise _ money! Prizes range from $1 to $100. The big winners also get a trophy and an instant color photo.