Parker's Purpose was created by a family who was blessed and chose to share that blessing with others. When a family is dealing with a child who is sick or has a medical condition, the last thing they should have to worry about is paying for medical expenses. Parker's Purpose provides financial relief to those struggling with such circumstances. I worked firsthand with Parker and his family for over 4 years. These people know the meaning of "Paying It Forward". Parker is an upbeat guy with a can-do attitude. His foundation emulates the goodness in him.
My then, 13 year old son , Zachary was in desperate need for an iPad to help him with his school work. I had checked out many organization and company's in and around my hometown for help, but has little or no response. Then I came across Parker's Puepose. I wrote them a letter about my son and in a short time received a response from Todd - the president . He asked if we were still in need of an iPad for our son. I told him "yes." Again within a short period of time - right before Cheisrmas - my son received his iPad. I have never seen him so excited about anything in my life. It is amazing to see the way he picked up on how to use it and navigate around on it A big thank you to Todd and Parker's Purpose for all their support and assistance in getting our son a gift of a lifetime
Parkers Purpose is a non profit organization that does amazing things to help kids with special needs. Not only do they help the kids feel special, but they bring much joy to families. The generosity of the organization has brought smiles to so many faces. Its organizations like this that really help out in the community and make dreams happen for these kids. To be apart of it is life changing!
Parker's Purpose is a wonderful and extremely generous organization. Because of them my son was able to obtain an ipad for his communication and educational needs. Hunter and Rose Feasel
As an educator for more than 20 years, and the parent of a child with severe medical issues, I can tell you what a wonderful job Parker's Purpose has done for many deserving families. I have had the opportunity to volunteer for Parker's Purpose for the past 4 years and have had the opportunity to watch first had the commitment and caring that goes into this organization. As the Principal of our local high school/middle school and former special education teacher, I know how difficult it can be for many parents with students with special needs and medical issues to survive day to day. The opportunity to ease that burden on families is what Parker's Purpose is all about. Over the past 3 years, I have also become the father of a child with many special needs. Fortunately for myself and my family, we have excellent jobs with excellent benefits; however, it is very comforting to know that if the need ever did arise, Parker's Purpose would be there to help my child receive the support he needed. I know Todd Drusback personally and his care for people and his commitment to Parker's Purpose is outstanding. If you are looking for a great charity to donate your money to, then look no further. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Parker's Purpose and see what they can do for you. Finally, if you did not know, Parker is a young man who has multiple difficulties in life and instead of feeling sorry for himself has made it his mission to help others.
The Inks family Parker Purpose board of trustee's and the many volunteers do such wonderful things for other families in this part of the world with Parker's Purpose. They set an example that all people should follow. No matter how bad you think things are there is always help and love if you just ask for it.
I had the privilege in assisting Parker's Purpose with some media relations in the local newspapers the last two years to help in promoting their message and their annual fund raising dinner and auction. I can honestly say that Parker, Parker's Purpose, and Todd Drusback have been a great inspiration and motivator for me and my family. It became vey evident that this foundation has the well being of those they serve and their families in their heart. Every interaction I have been involved in has been positive and I can honestly say, as an educator, that Parker, the foundation, and Todd have inspired me to become a better person, teacher, and member of my community.
My family received a grant through Parker's Purpose a few years ago and I was amazed at the generosity of the foundation and even more so, the generosity of spirit behind the foundation. From Todd Drusback to Parker and everyone in between, you could see a community that had risen to a challenge together. Without the grant from Parker's Purpose we would have not been able to finish an intensive-autism program that our son attended. Now he has entered kindergarten with the rest of his friends. While we still strive to have Alex reach all his goals, we know we have been blessed by this foundation.
Parker's Purpose is a great helpful organizaton to so many families with children with special needs. Parker is an inspiration to so many, showing his determination in not letting a disability stop him from doing whatever he believes in. The group of people that chair the foundation are very dedicated and put alot of time in working hard to make this a well run organization. When Parker got sick, Todd and Amy had a vision to help Parker and after that Parker wanted to help other kids - thus Parker's Purpose was started. A great great organization!
Parker is an exceptional individual that ia an inspiration to all that know him. Throughout the years, I have been to many of the events the organization has put on, each one that I have attended has been thoroughly planned and keeps the focus of the organization at the forefront. Kudos to the many people involved that are willing of their time and talents to make sure Parker's Purpose continues to help those that need it.
Parker Inks is an exceptional young man with incredible spirit - and it's no wonder amazing people like Todd Drusback and others rallied together to form Parker's Purpose - to provide assistance to families in need. Parker and his family face each day with special circumstances, but it is young Parker who was so touched by the generosity of the community and everyone who helped his family that he wanted to continue the mission to help other families. The Parker's Purpose events are ALWAYS top notch. In the spirit of Midwest values, the simple down-home atmosphere, terrific food, wonderfully engaging keynote speakers, Parker's warm smile welcoming you to the "family", the thrill of exciting auction activities, and the boundless generosity of the community serve as a refreshing reminder to all that we are a great nation of kind-hearted and giving people. Our family is proud to support Parker's Purpose and we thank Parker, Coach Drusback and the rest of the Parker's Purpose Foundation for being our real-world, every-day role models and heroes!
Parker's Purpose was generous enough to provide an IPAD to my 7-year old son who is diagnosed with PDD-NOS. He received his IPAD just in time for Christmas last year. It has made such a tremendous difference in his and our family's life. Having a child on the autism spectrum can bring daily challenges with even the smallest things. Taking my daughter to her soccer practice was always a challenge because my son found it difficult with the idle time. We now bring along his IPAD for enterainment and it makes the experience so much more enjoyable. I can now watch my daughter practice something that she loves without worrying about my son. Even the experience of going out to eat as a family was something that was so difficult before his donation from Parker's Purpose. We can now go and enjoy a meal together and my son has a wonderful time with his IPAD. Thanks you so much for making our life a little easier and more enjoyable.
From the very beginning, this organization has been an inspiration for the philosophy of paying it forward. Parker, his family and everyone involved at Parker's Purpose realize that we are on this Earth to serve a greater purpose! I have had the privilege of being involved with Parker's Purpose from the beginning and continue to be amazed by the generosity of the human spirit. Parker and his purpose continue to positively impact other people's lives when they need it most.
I am thankful that I have been able to attend the Parker's Purpose benefit now several times. Meeting Parker and the Inks family has been amazing. They are very caring and giving people that are dedicated to helping other sick children and their families in our area. The benefit is always very well organized and the guest speakers are an inspiration. Looking forward to the next benefit to be able to do my part in helping others in need, while supporting this great organization.
I was introduced to Parker's Purpose by my employer, who gave us tickets to the attend the annual benefit auction. It was a very fun evening and the speaker that year was inspirational! The following year a young member of my family was diagnosed with LCH. I applied to Parker's Purpose and within hours received a call from them saying they would be more than happy to donate to my little great nephew to help with expenses from chemotherapy, etc. My view from both the giving and receiving side of Parker's Purpose is that it is an extermely helpful and caring organization, an origanization wih a postive attitude and outlook, and one that I am very grateful for. .
I've always been impressed by the good works that Parker's Purpose has accomplished. I am even more impressed after getting to know some of the people involved. Their concern and dedication to help families is amazing!!
Parker Inks is a wise young man...very mature far exceeding his years. Parker is very inspiring in his verbal communication and also in his actions. He is very giving...and his goal is to help other families struggling like his family did in 2008. We commend Parker, his parents, family, Todd & Amy Drusback and all the volunteers who successfully host this annual fundraising event...Parker's Purpose....it runs very smoothly and is always inspiring. Todd and Amy Drusback (Parker's teacher when Parker got sick) had a dream and a mission to help Parker and his family in 2008 and it has grown immensely since the first event to help many, many families struggling in NW Ohio. Parker does have a Purpose...and it's helping those in need. We support "Parker's Purpose" 100% and we always leave the event thanking God for allowing us to be a small, small part of this wonderful fundraiser.
I was introduced to Parker's Purpose by our football coach at Rossford. I have been fundraising for years and I can tell you that the Parker's Purpose organization is one of the best. Great People all working for a wonderful cause. Keep up the good work. Pam Konidaris
Parker's Purpose is a great organization doing great things for families. I have personally gone to a few of the fundraisers and there are always a great time!
I have been around Parker and the Parker's Purpose foundation for the last 3 years and it is a great foundation that helps a lot of needed families in the area. I look forward every year to the Parker's Purpose Banquet and love seeing Parker on a weekly basis during football season. What a inspiration he is to our football players, school and the community!
I have been fortunate enough to attend several of the fund raising efforts put on by Parker, Todd, and the Inks family. They've done a great job with their efforts to raise money to help many families in need. I am happy to write this review on behalf of Parker's Purpose and feel that their efforts and dedication to helping others should be rewarded with recognition of being a 2012 top-rated nonprofit. I am happy to donate to this great cause every year.... Doug Pearson
Parker's Purpose started to help one young man and has grown to help many other children and families. The impact on the families, community and youth is tremendous as it has increased awareness of families with medical needs, it has increased involvement and participation in fundraising and it has increased hope in the effort to provide a quality life to those who are in need. The food, donated items, quest speakers and spirit of the event are first class and one of the best fundraisers I have ever attended.
I am a single mother of a beautiful 3 year old girl born with Schizencephaly. Parkers Purpose provided my daughter with and I-pad in January of this year (2012). It has tremendously enhanced her life in such a short time. I am so honored this wonderful group (namely Todd Druback) chose to serve my daughter.
Great organization and well run by the committee. Helped a lot of families through some tough times. The Inks family and Foundation are to be commended!!!
I personally know those involved in Parker's Purpose, including Parker. They are a great group of people dedicated to helping kids and families in need. I am proud to help this organization in any way possible!
Great organization that helped with funding for our son who is non verbal and needs many speech visits. Super speedy and great board members!
Been involved with Parker's Purpose for a little while. Great organization that serves so many needs for kids and their families.
Parker's Purpose provided funds for the purchase of an iPad for my Autistic son. He uses the iPad constantly. It has been something that really has enhanced his life.
Parker's Purpose is a charity that helps very ill children and their families. It is a charity dedicated to soley help those in need. There are no hidden agendas. All the money donated goes towards helping others.