School Fundraising is BACK!

@vicki2876 (5640)
Canada
September 27, 2007 12:10pm CST
Okay I do see it as important to do. But I have some problems with the way they are doing it today in my children's schools. First we had the Terry Fox Run which is for the Canadian Cancer Association. They never told my children who he was and why he ran. So last night I went on youtube and watched him run and with my 6 year old. He didn't understand beforehand why he had to run at school or pay money. But after we talked and watched about Terry Fox, we both had watery eyes and I asked him if he wanted to be a part of his marathon and he said YES and is so happy to be a part of it now. I think it is important to make them understand WHY it is important to do charity work not just hunt down some cash. Next my daughter came home and said that she has to raise $25 for the school annual fund raiser or else she wouldn't be able to go to the movie party they will have later this year. I don't mind that she has to fund raise to go to the activity but the set amount of donation. Why do you force her to raise $25 for the school (not the event) or else. If it was $24 it isn't good enough. She should feel good that she was able to raise money to help the school get items period! Not a threat! Now today my boys will both come home today with 20 boxes each of cookies to sell for $3 a piece and instructions that they are not allowed to bring any back, they must sell them all no matter what, and no incentive. HEHE So I will have to find a way to get people in my hard working rural community to buy 40 boxes of "healthy cookies" which are very small for $3.00. Fun. I think they should feel motivated by doing a good thing, not a threat or personal incentive. How is it done in your area? How do you feel about it?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
29 Sep 07
My niece and nephew are always trying to get me to order from their fund raisers. It seems they have one right after another all year long. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
29 Sep 07
Yeah I got three of them going at it and it does feel like it never ends. Always something. HEHE Thanks
@lilybug (21147)
• United States
27 Sep 07
Jeremy got a fundraiser for the PTO AND Cub Scouts on the same day! The PTO fundraiser is selling candles. The Cub Scout fundraiser is selling Popcorn. The PTO one is due back tomorrow and he has sold 3 things. They do not tell you that you have to sell a certain amount. Cub Scouts fundraiser is due back next week and he has sold 3 things. I hate fundraisers. I know theyare necessary, but I hate them.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
28 Sep 07
I understand how ya feel. They all come at once here too. I get many knocks on my door and calls on the phone asking to donate. Thought I try my best I just can't give to everything. Luckily you don't have a set amount you need to sell, takes the pressure off. But here it is standard to set limits. Jessica has to sell 10 meals on wheels plates at $7 dollars a plate which is hard because most of it is meat so we can't buy some ourselves and it is expensive for not so yummy food. I have seen how they prepare it and it will make you sick. Even if I look at some of the donation requests I get in the mail, they set limits like $25 , $50, $100 etc. What if I only got $5, you don't want that? I don't like the forced feeling of it.