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    For those of you who don't know my son has Autism.
    We are very blessed to know that his Autism was caused by Fragile X Syndrome....only 5% or
    less know what caused it...the rest have no clue. There is no cure.
    I am very blessed with the support I get from my husband, parents, family and dear friends.
    My son understands quite a bit and every year I try to teach him to help others whether putting a toy
    in the toy mountain bin at Christmas or taking food to the poor. But as a family we especially love
    taking part in the Walk Now For Autism Speaks event in downtown Toronto. It helps my son
    understand that lots of people have Autism and also allows us to help the growing
    population of Autistic children and adults strive for a cure and more awareness.

    Every year we raise funds but the most fun is our two charity garage sales.
    Last year I did my first one selling off my excess stockpile. It was a hit! We also ask our friends, family, and neighbours to
    donate items they don't need. My son even picks out his toys to put in the sale too.

    This year I have never felt so blessed! To start with both The Big Pink and Fourfurryfeet from here on SC are joining me
    and my family for the walk on June 17!! Secondly thanks again to The Big Pink and Kristeven for donating
    items to my sale with the rest of my street! And we can't forget Mom who watched my little man so me and the Big Pink (who came in from downtown TO to help me out...such an amazing person!!) could deal with the madness!!

    So here for those who are waiting....start singing!!!



    Koolaid sold stuff for charity today
    (Please sing-a-long to Pearl Jam's Jeremy)
    On line
    matching coupons
    of charmin seats
    getting them free
    overage on the way
    Arms raised with glee
    Cannot wait to say hello


    Autism needs more attention
    To fact that there is no cure
    Autism Speaks will benifit
    From Koolaid's garage sale


    Koolaid sold stuff for charity today
    Koolaid sold stuff for charity today


    Clearly I rememeber
    Crowds were not that big
    The year before when it rained yuck
    But coupons unleashed the lions
    Coming over early
    Before we could set up


    I will not forget
    Take stuff from the box on my chest
    My feet left hurting
    Jaw wide open
    Wow what a day
    Thanks Big Pink for your help


    Autism needs more attention
    To fact that there is no cure
    Autism Speaks will benifit
    From Koolaid's garage sale




    Koolaid sold stuff for charity today
    Koolaid sold stuff for charity today
    Coupons helped do this
    Stockpile helped raise this
    For those whom I love.



    This day was insane!! We were suppose to start at nine. We got the tables set up and brought out the first box...all we hear is car doors slam and a bunch of women start coming. They couldn't wait for us to get stuff out of the garage! At one point I brought out a box and a woman goes...what's in there? I told her it was a box of Puffs tissues and she goes...I'll take the box!! She didn't even ask how much they are!! (Should have marked them for $10...lol) Almost all my stockpile items were sold before 9am! I had 10 Special K yoga mats I had gotten from my recycle walks....next thing I know the box holding them is empty!

    We also want to thank Shwa Girl who came out as well....and donated to our cause and bought items!!!
    (If anyone wants to donate to our walk message me and I will give you the link)

    So I want to thank everyone on here...thank you for all the help finding the deals...matching the coupons to flyers!
    You all rock!!!

    One sale down....one left to go in Scarborough....and we raised $400!!!!!
    (and most items were 25c or 5c!)
    We only raised $200 last year!!!

    Thanks again everyone!!

    ps We were going to take a photo but everything was gone by the time we got to breathe!!



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    Koolaid, so glad that your sale was such a success! You deserve it -- that was a lot of hard work for you -- not just the day of the garage sale, but building your stockpile all year. And it was good to meet Big Pink.
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    That's amazing! Good for you! I am so thrilled that your awesome couponing skills are benefiting a cause near and dear to your heart, and that some awesome SCers helped out!

    Great job!
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    way to go koolaid -doubling what you saved saved last year and using your stockpile for a great cause -love love it

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    What a great day! Thanks for letting me help out! (I still have not recovered!)
    I wish you all the best as you continue working towards your fundraising goal!!!
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    I was glad to be part of the charity garage sale. Nice to meet Big Pink too.

    You have the best neighbours IMHO - everybody was really nice.
    I was shocked that that huge black panther went so fast.

    Good luck at the June sale with Koolaid's Mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwa Girl View Post
    I was glad to be part of the charity garage sale. Nice to meet Big Pink too.

    You have the best neighbours IMHO - everybody was really nice.
    I was shocked that that huge black panther went so fast.

    Good luck at the June sale with Koolaid's Mom.
    Was great to meet you tooooooo!
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    what a wonderful thing that everything went well.....congrates...I am happy for you....

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    Way to go Koolaid, you ROCK!!
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    The kind hearts of people really do shine on here Lovely to hear you raised so much money and that the SC community comes out to support !!!! Keep up the amazing work!!
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    That is so great, Koolaid. And an excellent cause. Please post the Link for your Walk fund so I may make a financial contribution
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
    Way to go Koolaid, you ROCK!!
    and next year you have to come out... I need to meet you too!!!!
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    Thanks everyone for your great comments!!!! I'm in panic mode though now trying to get more stockpile stuff for my next one...got 11 Resolves today so that's a start!!!

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    That is so great, Koolaid. And an excellent cause. Please post the Link for your Walk fund so I may make a financial contribution
    I emailed the link to you....and if anyone else wants to donate please PM and I will email you the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwa Girl View Post
    I was glad to be part of the charity garage sale. Nice to meet Big Pink too.

    You have the best neighbours IMHO - everybody was really nice.
    I was shocked that that huge black panther went so fast. Good luck at the June sale with Koolaid's Mom.
    Shwa Girl, so sorry to have missed you. Apparently you were at Koolaid's yard sale much earlier than I was. Hopefully we'll run into each other at Koolaid's 2013 yard sale, if not before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koolaid View Post
    Thanks everyone for your great comments!!!! I'm in panic mode though now trying to get more stockpile stuff for my next one...got 11 Resolves today so that's a start!!!



    I emailed the link to you....and if anyone else wants to donate please PM and I will email you the link!
    Hey, Koolaid, please take a break for just this one long week-end. You so deserve it. You have another 11.5 more months to do your awesome couponing in support of the Autism Speaks Walk.

    Everyone else: I have known Koolaid for almost one year. And this is not hyperbole . . . Koolaid is truly THE MOST DEVOTED PARENT I have ever known. (And this coming from a Mom who has raised her two children on her own.) If you can contribute to her Autism Speaks Walk, either through a direct donation or to her yard sale, please do so.
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