Team Parker

Parker want's to live with his dad. The judge ripped him from his dad and forced him to go live with his mom and step-dad.
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Caleb Leverett
Community
Odessa, Texas
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

14 year old Parker Leverett captured the world's heart in this emotional 72 minute video. He lived with his dad (Caleb Leverett) for about 2 1/2 months after this video was made. On August 19, 2013, Judge Denn Whalen in Ector County, TX ordered that Parker go back to his mom's and step-dad's house. They just moved to San Antonio, TX which is about a 6 hour drive from Parker's home town of Odessa, TX. Parker was given about 15 minutes to tell his family goodbye. It was an emotional tear-jerker, all of which was caught on camera.

  • Caleb Leverett is an extremely dedicated, single father. He has turned down financial contributions in the past, but now has no choice to seek counsel.
  • Everyone knows that custody battles are not cheap.
  • This legal battle doesn't end with Caleb and Parker's case. This sort of injustice is rampant and Caleb has vowed to help others after this is over by drawing attention to other atrocities. 
  • The $25,000 goal is merely an estimate. Your contribution will go to fund the legal defense team and costs for travel for Caleb to be able to see all four of his kids while waiting for the trial (trial date has not been set yet, but will be posted as soon as it is known)


What We Need & What You Get

Caleb Leverett is not a financially wealthy man.

  • This isn't a typical Indiegogo campaign.
  • Caleb has a long track record of being a huge proponent of non-violent parenting.
  • We don't have a bunch of perks to offer, but there are some Team Parker t-shirts being made.
  • Caleb is very opinionated and many of his opinions are in the public domain. You may not always agree with everything he says, but there is no doubt that he is an extremely loving, peaceful and dedicated dad.

The Impact

  • Thousands of kids all over the world are forced against their will to live with a parent that they don't want to live with, when the other parent is more than willing to take them into their home. This has become an epidemic.
  • We must stand up and fight for what is right.
  • "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you cannot contribute financially, you can still help this noble cause.

  • Please watch the video. As of today, it has over 135,000 views and about a 98% thumbs up rating.
  • Please share the video and this link on all of your social media

Find This Campaign On
$2,486USD
raised by 41 people in 2 months
10% funded
0 time left
$25,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on October 20, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    The Concerned Individual

    The Concerned Individual will receive our endearing love and gratitude.

    5 claimed

  • $100USD
    The Blessed Individual

    The Blessed Individual will receive a Team Parker t-shirt and our gratitude.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $250USD
    The Movers and Shakers

    Movers and Shakers will receive two Team Parker t-shirts, signed by Parker and Caleb along with love and gratitude.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $5,000USD
    The Producer

    A Producer is someone who is blessed and passionate about this cause. Caleb Leverett will fly anywhere in the continental US and speak at your event. (Please keep in mind that though Caleb is willing to speak at events that he has philosophical differences of opinion on, he reserved the right to refuse to speak at events that invoke hatred, racism, etc.)

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  • $5,000USD
    The Producer

    A Producer is someone who is blessed and passionate about this cause. Caleb Leverett will fly anywhere in the continental US and speak at your event. (Please keep in mind that though Caleb is willing to speak at events that he has philosophical differences of opinion on, he reserved the right to refuse to speak at events that invoke hatred, racism, etc.)

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  • $10,000USD
    The Wayseer

    The Wayseer is a producer who understands the violent nature of our culture. Caleb Leverett will fly internationally and speak at your event. (Again, there are certain terms. Please send Caleb an email prior to committing to be a Wayseer or Producer) crankmycat@gmail.com

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  • $10,000USD
    The Wayseer

    The Wayseer is a producer who understands the violent nature of our culture. Caleb Leverett will fly internationally and speak at your event. (Again, there are certain terms. Please send Caleb an email prior to committing to be a Wayseer or Producer) crankmycat@gmail.com

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