Garage sale-ing for a cause.
Pauline Diamond is a veteran fundraising garage saler, with 100 per cent of this year’s funds raised going to help the Huntsville High School Improv Team.
Every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Pauline opens the two garage doors at the back of her property at 48 West Road in Huntsville, to customers. From 2009 to 2016 Pauline and her husband Ed hosted a garage sale every Saturday in July and August, raising funds for Parkinson’s Canada (Ed was diagnosed in 2008).
Having taken a one year break from the sale on the passing of Ed, Pauline reopened in 2017 raising funds for her great-nephew’s Robotics Team at Huntsville High Schoo. That garage-sale season she raised $2,000. This summer she has already raised over $1,700 for her great-niece’s Improv Team at Huntsville High school. With many weekends left between now and mid-September when she closes up shop, she hopes to beat last year’s record.
All inventory has been donated by friends, family, and people who want to support local causes. “We have donations from Oakville, Markham and Orangeville,” Pauline said. She is grateful for the donations (she does not accept clothing or furniture with upholstery). At the end of the season she has donated dishes to the Table Soup Kitchen, leftover books to the library and some unsold items go to the Diabetes Society in the hopes more people can benefit from the donations. There is a large part of her inventory however, that she simply packs up, puts away in her huge garage, and stores for next July’s sales.
If you are interested in donating visit Pauline on a Saturday morning at her garage (48 West Road, Huntsville) and while you’re there you can shop and support the HHS Improv Team.
Thanks go to Karen Ross for submitting this article about Pauline’s wonderful contribution to our community.
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