It'll be A'ight
In memory of Kaleb Duckworth
Domestic Non Profit 501C3
It'll be A'ight
Domestic Non Profit 501C3
Our son, Kaleb Thomas Duckworth was born in July 2002 and turned 19 in July 2021, he was born and raised in Dahlonega, Ga. He was enrolled in Lanier Technical College pursuing his degree in welding. The day after his birthday he had his life taken by another teen. Kaleb was a teenager full of life, who had the biggest heart and had such a great future ahead of him. You could always find Kaleb fishing on a river bank, floating down a river or hanging out in a parking lot with his friends. Anything that included being outdoors is where he wanted to be. He always had a beautiful smile on his face and would stop what he was doing to help anyone that needed it. Which was even true in his passing, he was an organ donor and saved 4 peoples lives through organ donation. Anything that involved helping someone he was right there willing to lend a hand. We always say stranger was not in Kalebs vocabulary because it was just not someone he was friends with yet. We decided immediately that we wanted Kalebs legacy of helping to live on and decided to start a non profit foundation in his memory and honor.
We named the foundation Love Kaleb Inc., with the motto "It'll be A"ight", Kaleb always believed no problem was too big that it couldn't be fixed and he would always say this phrase. In January 2022 we received our non-profit status. Our non-profit gives back to members of the community in need throughout the year. Our goal with this foundation is to help families that sometimes fall through the cracks and may just need a little help. Holidays can be a struggle for some, so last year we adopted families at Thanksgiving and Christmas to help lift some of the burden, which we plan on doing this yearly. Once a year we plan on giving a scholarship in Kalebs name to a student graduating from the school Kaleb attended. In May the first Scholarship was given at Lumpkin Mountain Education. We also want to have free/ low cost community events a couple times a year to get our teens involved and also give the little ones and families something to do. We hosted an event at Halloween and Easter for the families to come out for candy and food and just enjoy themselves. . We know we will be fundraising but we also know it is important to do things for the community to be able to enjoy themselves with their families. Doing things as a family is very near to our heart because being a close family is something we have always taken pride in. We have learned through our horrible tragedy that our community and complete strangers were actually nothing but one big family that we hadn't met. If Kaleb taught us anything it is to live life to the fullest, never judge someone based on how they look, try to always put a smile on someone's face, if you see someone in need just help them and always try to do good.
Our mission at Love Kaleb Inc. Is to give families in the community a helping hand with empathy, understanding and thoughtfulness. We are better together than we are alone.
A free community event for Easter. Cars lined the parking lot giving out eggs and goodies to the little ones. There was also a cake walk and face painting for the little ones to enjoy. Having free events for families to make memories is important to us.
The kit contains a stuffed animal, coloring book, 4 crayons, a bracelet and of course a cute little rubber duck. We donate these to police departments and fire departments so that they can be placed in patrol cars or any emergency vehicles. When a situation arises that has a child involved they would be able to give these out in hopes that it may put the child at ease for a while. They would be carried in these black resealable Mylar bags. They will be small lightweight and compact. They can be placed anywhere and they are protected from outside elements.
We have donated some to Lumpkin Sheriffs office, Dawwson county Sheriffs Dept, Lumpkin Fire Department and Dawsonville Fire Department! Around 120 little duck packages are in first responders cars!
If you would like to donate to this cause you can venmo- lovekalebinc
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Check out this article about Kalebs murder case day in court.
Kaleb walked out of our door and gave us a hug for the last time 674 days ago... It seems like it happened yesterday but feels like forever since we have gotten to see him..Today we stepped in the courtroom for the last time .... I was panicking a little knowing we were getting up to give our victim statement for Kaleb. Tommy and I stood together and I poured my heart out for the judge and the courtroom.. I truly hope he listened to every word and it somehow affects him…Today was emotional and scary. But turning around and seeing the seats full for our boy broke my heart and made me smile… For us, I don't believe any sentence would ever be enough because nothing will bring him back or mend our hearts and our family… He admitted his guilt and who knew that would hurt so much.. Knowing that he will definitely serve time in a prison for what he did to our family and all the other victims' families gives us a little peace.. Time for him to sit and think about all of it…. We are forever thankful for everyone who has helped hold us up through this.. We have some pretty amazing friends,l and and Kaleb has some amazing ones too, who have not left our side
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and help families in our communtiy.