Boy’s garage sale idea to help sick mom gets hundreds of donations

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI)-- A 12-year-old's garage sale idea to help his sick mom with bills has gone viral, and now they`re handling hundreds of donations.

We went to the family`s home and within a matter of minutes, cars drove up from all over to drop off boxes of donations. Neighbors, friends and complete strangers are also showing support.

When we first met Devin Melton on Tuesday he had a garage packed with donations for this weekend’s sale.

He was working to raise money for his mother Christina Craig who`s battling cancer.

Now with the help of the community hundreds of items have been donated and the task of pricing and sorting is at hand.

Nine-year-old Grace Eisman lives next door and saw Devin carrying his donations and decided to help. Grace’s family offered up yard space for the sale.

One couple drove more than 50 miles from Waterloo, IL to drop off food for the family.

Devin’s mother Christina says she`s declined on camera interviews because she was the victim of a violent crime.

She also says the focus should be on her son and his efforts.

Jesse Clayton saw a post on Facebook and says social media is powerful she stopped by to help sort out the goods to help get things moving.

The family says the garage sale will be located at 416 Ballman Avenue in Ferguson, MO. It runs Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 7pm. The family is also requesting that buyers bring their own bags and boxes. Security will also be on hand.

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