Cooper’s Garage Sale

July 1, 2013   |   News, Newsletter Features


In early 2014, a 5-year-old boy named Cooper will receive a bone marrow transplant that will leave him in the hospital for over 120 days in recovery. Reach into your hearts – and your closets – and donate items to Cooper’s garage sale to raise money and awareness for Fanconi Anemia.

If you’re in the building industry or live in Grand Rapids, you may already be familiar with his family and his story. Darrel DeHaan with Integrated Architecture and his family are holding this fundraising event in September and they need your help.

If you don’t have any goods to donate, we ask that you please forward this informational flyer onto your mailing list and spread the word to help. If you’re not melting over his adorable face already, please visit the DeHaan’s blog for more information on how else you can show your support.

Reason for the fundraiser:

Cooper will be having a Bone Marrow Transplant in January of 2014 at the University of Minnesota.  All proceeds from the garage sale will go to Cooper’s Bone Marrow Transplant Fund to help offset the costs. Some costs will include donor search fees, lodging in Minnesota (we will be there for at least 120 + days), food, travel, deductibles, copays, prescriptions and other expenses.

How you can help:

You can help by donating your used items to Cooper’s Garage Sale.  We really need your help!  We have started collecting items & will continue to do so until the garage sale. You can contact me at if you would like to donate items or have questions.  Donations are NOT Tax deductible.

The Garage Sale:

The tentative date for Cooper’s Garage Sale is September 13 & 14.  We are still figuring out the location.  If anyone would like to help with the fundraiser please let me know.  We will need lots of help setting up, public relations, working the sale, etc.

More about Cooper:

Check out Cooper’s section of our Blog to learn more about him and how he is doing.
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