Yard Sale Fundraiser

On Sunday, after everyone was full of Father’s Day dinner, I gathered my family around and asked them the question.  I was nervous.  I know how much work what I was about to ask of them was going to be.  I also know that Parker’s family is willing to do pretty much anything for this Bravest of Heroes of ours.

A little boy with Down syndrome

My Mom and I had been throwing around fund raising ideas to get Parker to Now I Can.org.  Every idea led us back to what we seem to know best:  Yard Sales.

We shop them.

Heavens knows we’ve held enough of them in our time.

We’ve helped others to gather enough things to sell at their Yard Sale Fundraiser.

Yup, all of our ideas led right back to having a yard sale and using all the proceeds to pay for Parker’s intense therapies.


They are a LOT of work, but if we all pulled together, my Mom and I were pretty sure we could raise the payment for Parker to be able to attend his sessions at Now I Can.org.

All I needed to do was put it to a family vote.

You know what?  Each and every one of the people Parker loves the most agreed to once again put their time and talents together and host another yard sale for the littlest Hodson boy. 

A little boy and his brother

There is no way I could meet all of Parker’s needs on my own.

Luckily I have a family willing to pull together and make sure their little brother’s needs are met.

Blessed.  That’s the word I’m looking for.  Blessed.

PS: We’ll be looking for items to sell at Parker’s Yard Sale. If you are local and have items that you are no longer in need of, that someone else might be able to use, please leave a message in the comment section or email me at prayingforparker@gmail.com.  Thank you!





About Tammy and Parker

Special Needs Blogger, and homeschooling Mom, heavily involved in advocacy for all kids with special needs in Utah.


  1. maria cordner says:

    I am sure I can find some items for your sale. Do you prefer anything in particular, are you including clothes – very gentle used almost new?

  2. Jen Sandberg says:

    I have a computer desk and chair, very nice solid wood, that I would be happy to donate. That’s just off the top of my head; I’m sure there’s more. I live in Orem.

  3. mariacordner says:

    when do you need these items delivered to you and where?

  4. Chris says:

    I will look around and see if there’s anything I can send to you- what about paperback books?

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