Every time i turn around i am sending money to school for a product i dont even want just so my kids dont miss out on fun day. as if that is not enough, i have to send money for inhouse field trips. of course they go on regular field trips too. then their are the spirit nights. they have had three fundraisers already this year. anyone else think that schools are going overboard with all this fundraising? i know schools need the money but Geeze!!!!! They do get state and federal funding. my kids are ages 5 and 6. needless to say, they cant exactly go door to door asking neighbors to buy from them. I dont have the time to do it, so the only option is to order it myself.
I don't send in a dime. My kids know this and leave their "fund raiser" crap there. I pay enough in property taxes, I'm not going out and peddling crap for the school in my free time.
November 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM
I got so tired of all the fundraising crap that I wrote a check for $250 to the school and told them that I won't be participating in any of their fundraising activities for the rest of the year and this is my contribution.
The only fundraisers we participate in are the Scholastic book orders and the book fair. We don't participate in the door to door stuff and we have already informed the PTA that they are to bypass my children.
Hell we've had like 8 already and we only do like 2 or 3 of them! I am very particular on which ones we participate in. Plus the yearbook that set me back $50! We focus more on our girl scout fundraisers, she gets more out of it that way and we also do a lot of community service projects as well with her girl scout troop. Back before halloween we did a food drive and raised over a $1000 dollars in cash and 2 full size pick up truck loads of food which we then took the money bought more food and split everything between the schools food pantry and the local church food pantry.
The only fundraise i haev done is raffle tickets to pay for smart boards for the class and i sold over 75 of those.
by Anonymous - Original Poster
November 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM
the only reason i participate is because they do fun day for any child who sells one item. my kids really enjoy them. and i forgot about the bookfair. we have already had two. also, both of mine are within the same school so everything is x2.
My daughter's elementary school stopped with the fundraising--at the beginning of the school year they ask for a 1 time donation per child of $40 to fund school projects and purchases. People have really responded well to it, you know you aren't going to have to deal with the selling of candy bars, wrapping paper, etc.