no selling door to door

Canada
October 3, 2007 6:11am CST
i got a letter from the school. it explains how instead of raising money by having the kids sell stuff door to door we just have to send in $30 to the school for the year to help with the sports and other outings. i think that's a much better idea then making little kids go door to door.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Well I for one would prefer the school to come up with ideas to fundraise to cover that extra cost instead of parents faulking out another $30. No doubt there will be more things that are needed for the school and you might just get hit with another $30 or $40 or even more. Fundraising and going door to door with parents can be a fun thing to do if you have the time to do it. YOu could seel raffle tickets, $1.00 a ticket for a $100 basket of goodies, or have a pizza and movie night and sell tickets for $2.00 or get a group of parents together to make hotdogs and sell them to families or something like that. Even do what the scout clubs do and sell biscuits or hotdogs outside a grocery store to raise funds. I;m sure the community will get behind it~
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
3 Oct 07
My kids' bowling league has a system like that except it's a fundraiser OR a $30 donation per child. We can choose to pay the $30 if we don't want them selling stuff or we can let them do the fundraisers and then make up the difference if they don't sell enough to cover the whole $30. All they sell are candles and candy bars and both have a pretty high profit margin so we've never had to pay extra when they sell. For us it's better to have the choice because we've always had 3-4 children on a league at any given time. Having to pay an extra $90-$120 in "donations" would have been more than we could handle.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
3 Oct 07
You know what the problem is with this..is you already pay a set fee to go to the school, you buy supplies and then you get hit with another fee. I would rather pay for each activity as it came up,not a flat fee..that goes into the big pool. I want to know where my money is spent/
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@Lovett (465)
• India
6 Oct 07
Hey dats a good idea... i hope it really is appreciated n becomes a gr8 success. This way children will not only have enough time to play, but will also have enuf time to excel in other firelds that sellling door to door... Very good idea.....
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
6 Oct 07
Well I think going door to door is bad, but the $30 thing kind of sucks too. Not everyone has or would want to contribute the $30 I am sure, and I bet lots of people wont pay either. At my kids school they have fundraisers, but they tell the kids not to go door to door. We are supposed to get friends and family to order. Although a bunch of older kids came door to door anyways just the other day selling wrapping paper.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
5 Oct 07
That is not a bad idea. I always had a time collecting the money for things that people ordered. It is alot safer.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Oct 07
Most people won't answer their doors now a days if they see someone coming to sell something however more importantly, children don't need to be going door to door for there are too many mean minded people out there that are in the waiting to abduct an innocent child to do bodily harm. Such a shame for the world used to be a much safer place but now it's gone to the wayside.
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• United States
7 Oct 07
I agree that selling door to door is too dangerous these days. I found a way that the school can generate money without asking anyone to put out any money. By shopping at stores such as Kmart,Target, Old Navy (and many, many more) through this website, the stores pay the school a commission of the sales. I passed on the info to my childrens schools and they are thrilled with it. If you would like more info on this, visit my profile to get the link for My Power Mall.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
7 Oct 07
Yes!!! I get so very tired of all the fundraisers. The parents end up selling all the trinkets and junk, as we surely don't want our children going door to door! This year alone I have had to particpate in fundraising sales for soccer, prom, football and honor's club for my son. What a mess!
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
6 Oct 07
I don't think I would like having to pay an extra $30 per child instead of doing a fund raiser. Going door to door by yourself isn't safe, but there are other ways you can do a fund raiser that are. For instance, take your fundraiser to church. Talk to your family and friends. Talk to your parents' friends, etc. I always bought things from kids that I even just vaguely knew in the neighborhood when I lived on base. A lot of other people feel the same way. That $30 for each kid can add up fast. Plus there's always a chance that they ask for money again later in the year. I think I would rather do the fundraising, especially if I had several kids.