Do I HAVE to do this -- School Fundraiser

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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:57:42 AM
You can choose not to participate.
I'm sure if you contacted the person in charge, they would tell you the school would be happy to take a monetary donation in lieu of your participation. Although nobody expects the kids to do every fundraiser


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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:36:15 PM
This is why I am soooo happy my daughter's elementary school does a FUN RUN during one class period. The kids run laps outside to blaring music and friends and family sponsor them so much $$ per lap (30 laps max) or a flat donation.

The kids are doing the "work", it's during school and 100% of the donations goes right to the PTA for benefit of the school. Win-win-win for everyone.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:58:18 PM
Our PTSA does one fundraiser a year, which we hate to do because we're just adding to every other group that needs to have a fundraiser, but how else are we going to fund our program?

The last two years we offered a $20 opt-out option. There are 610 kids. This year we only had 36 participate in the opt-out. So that isn't very successful, either.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 1:45:36 PM
Another one who tosses it all. We give a check instead.
So nope, you don't have to do this.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:21:58 PM
No, you don't have to sell if you don't want to or even order for yourself. ugghh...hate those wrapping paper fundraisers.

DD2's PTO does pizza kit fundraisers. The prize is if you sell 5, you get to go to the bounce house party at school. I send in $25 instead of selling the pizzas. They are happy to have the money, DD2 is happy to go to the bounce house and I am happy I don't have to sell, pick up and deliver the pizzas.

DD1's volleyball team sold cookie dough. I did help her sell that and we sold 35 boxes. It was to help the players "earn" their hoodies and backpacks. Since the company was providing those prizes, we couldn't just make a donation to cover her share. I will say, the prices were slightly higher than the pillsbury and nestle cookie dough sold in the stores but the quality was significantly higher.

We don't do other school fundraisers. And if it isn't something I'd buy for myself, I'm not going to sell it to friends, family or coworkers.

However, come GS Cookie time, people know to come to me and I sell most of them just having the order form with me.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 2:22:04 PM
No, you don't have to sell if you don't want to or even order for yourself. ugghh...hate those wrapping paper fundraisers.

DD2's PTO does pizza kit fundraisers. The prize is if you sell 5, you get to go to the bounce house party at school. I send in $25 instead of selling the pizzas. They are happy to have the money, DD2 is happy to go to the bounce house and I am happy I don't have to sell, pick up and deliver the pizzas.

DD1's volleyball team sold cookie dough. I did help her sell that and we sold 35 boxes. It was to help the players "earn" their hoodies and backpacks. Since the company was providing those prizes, we couldn't just make a donation to cover her share. I will say, the prices were slightly higher than the pillsbury and nestle cookie dough sold in the stores but the quality was significantly higher.

We don't do other school fundraisers. And if it isn't something I'd buy for myself, I'm not going to sell it to friends, family or coworkers.

However, come GS Cookie time, people know to come to me and I sell most of them just having the order form with me.


Working wife and soccer mom of two beautiful girls
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