How well do you do when helping your child with their...

United States
September 28, 2009 5:10pm CST
Fundraisers? It is that time already for the school fundraisers to start up again. Kids with books filled with Christmas stuff,candies,cookies,things of the sort. Many kids will get prizes for what they sell. Well my daughter came home on Friday with one. So far she has sold 4 things total. She has her heart set on this one prize, you must sell at least 15 items to get it,OMGEEZ! I am lucky if I can help her sell maybe 6 things. Well you can go online and order to,for the relatives you have out of state,and it will be delivered to their door as well. This idea is a wonderful one and it may help us to make her goal. The prize is a flashlight that makes jungle sounds,plus 4 other prizes. With all her disabilities and all I really hope some people in my family step up and help this time around since they never have before. So how well do you and your children do when it comes to school fundraisers? What kinds of prizes have they got? Any tips for someone to help them get more things sold?
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 09
Ha, I am worthless. I buy one for myself and that's usually it.
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• United States
28 Sep 09
Dawn worthless naw never! I usually do that myself but this is somethign she really likes so I am trying to apply myself,the key word trying LOL
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Sep 09
IN which case I would take the thing to work and solicit relatives and I'd assign the husband to go door to door with her.
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• United States
29 Sep 09
yea if I had a job I could do that,and my husband still isn't home yet and it is 10:29 pm and pouring rain,so that's out for tonight at least. Thanks Dawn you so smart,want some cookies? You are the brownie lady so i pass out cookies.
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@bitoffun (203)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Oh how I hate those fund raisers. When we had all 3 kids in school they were all doing the same one. That stuff is so expensive. My oldest son went around the neighborhood and did pretty good one time. I don`t remember what he won. I know it wasn`t a whole lot though. I wish they would sell the candy bars again. I would buy a whole box of those. We got to the point where we told our kids just take the book back to school. Even when you work in a office like my sister, everyones kid had the same book. I hope she does well babe. I`ll try to find something in there I can afford.
• United States
29 Sep 09
Thanks Ma for everything. Yea luckily I asked around and her book is different from the others. Those candy bars do so much better and are so easier to sell then everything else! Cuz they think we are too fat around here and only have a small amount of chocolates to chose from this year
@bitoffun (203)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Well as you know laready, hehehehe I ordered two things from AJ. I hope she gets that flashlight. It`s really heart breaking to see your little one not understand how these things work.
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• United States
5 Oct 09
We only need to sell 2 more things and she will get it! I am so excited for her she is going to be so happy. Thanks again for helping
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
30 Sep 09
Well is a catch 22 eh? for children to participate in fundraisers turns out to be similar to an internship one gets later in life to learn life skills and tricks of the trade eh? Well is meant to teach kids to cope with a real life scenario of a door to door sales person; or does it become one for the parent in most cases? Well the price may seem worthless or cute for the adult but it means the world for that child indeed. So how do you sell 13 units? I say you invite all your lady friends for a tea sales party and tell them all its for the purpose of helping each other with each other's child fundraiser, brainstorm for ideas and /or have them buy a unit then. Today for you later for them.
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• United States
30 Sep 09
You know my friend that is a pretty good idea. I will be making some phone calls later and see what I can do. So far she has sold 6 things so she only needs 9 more in order to get that flashlight.
• United States
1 Oct 09
Ah I am glad you will find it useful, hope it all works out and she gets her price. Good luck, keep me posted on how it worked out.
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@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Hi Babyangie27 I sort of like you when kids were younger I used to help them sell the Pizza Kits my husband and I would buy a few of them. But as far as going door to door I don't like doing that LOL And also I just didn't have the time or the desire to sell the kits I don't like trying to sell things to my neighbors and most times they have already bought something because the territory gets so saturated due to the fact that they send them out to all the kids and sometimes we would have parents tell us we already bought some Or sometimes they bought some from their own children like we did and really don't want to buy anymore To bew honest not many kids do that anymore around here in fact I haven't had a kid come to my door with a school fundraiser in quite some time Now that my daughter is a senior in high school she doesn't bother with it at all a lot of the stuff is so expensive especially the holiday items
• United States
28 Sep 09
Yea so far my friend bought something each item $10 or $9 a piece. it was for the chocolates they she is selling. I really want her to get this prize and all but don't know anyone else offline or online I could get to buy something. Same thing happens around my park,there is a lot of kids so they usually get to the neighbors before we do. But my daughter goes to a different school then most of the kids here because of her disabilities,so I am hoping to help her get this prize.