WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. — In celebration of National Rubber Ducky Day on Jan. 13, Big Teaze Toys is donating flocks of ducks to Heifer International for the third year in a row, the company announced today.
Heifer International is a charity organization known for its support of sustainable agriculture and poverty-stricken families in third world countries.
Rubber Ducky Day commemorates rubber duck charity races, a tradition that began more than 25 years ago in Brisbane, Australia and Stockbridge, Edinburgh.
Rubber duck races, also known as derby duck races, are used as a method of fundraising for organizations worldwide.
According to Big Teaze, people donate money to a organization by sponsoring a rubber duck. At the end of a fundraising drive, all of the ducks are dumped into a waterway and the first duck to float past the finish line garners a prize for its sponsor.
Big Teaze’s donation to Heifer International will specifically be used to provide support for women’s groups, training in gender equality and sending girls to school. The organization reports that women produce 80 percent of the developing world's food while owning only two percent of the land, and is working to change those figures.
Big Teaze Toys is an L.A.-based product design and manufacturing firm focused on creating innovative adult toys. Created in 1997 by Tony Levine, the company’s best-known product is I Rub My Duckie, a line of waterproof, personal massagers that resemble classic rubber duckies.