Who We Are
Troy Melnyk is a Clifton-native committed to ending loneliness and eliminating isolation by setting up social opportunities for friendship building and changing the stigma of his disability.
Troy Gives a Duck shows how a single person with a positive message can build community and create a chain reaction of kindness among others, providing them with a physical reminder that they are valued and that there is goodness to be found.
How We Started
Troy is tenacious when it comes to connecting with people in a positive way. He doesn’t see stereotypes and preconceptions and therefore can connect with people on a different level.
He accepts people for who they are and can bring smiles to peoples' faces with his very presence. Troy Gives A Duck was conceived so that he can inspire this gift in others.
In 2018, Troy received a People’s Liberty project grant so that he can spread positive messages and smiles one duck at a time. Troy has met flocks of new people through this endeavor and encourages you to find a way to duck around with him.