My daughter is in 4th grade. Barely a month and a half into the 2008-09 school year she comes home with a school fundraiser catalogue. Hmmmm. Just last week, a niece came with the same catalogue of chocolates, literally eye-balling me until I churn out a $10 bill for a box of chocolates. My daughter, ha (!) she doesn’t need to eye-ball me. She knows I’d order from her too.
I kinda like school fundraisers but I would disagree it being done at least in the first semester of the school year. Can’t we just push it later like say February or March? Parents are preparing for winter, our moolah needs to be in our pockets so that we can pay winter utilities.
Anyway, that said, I’d like to commend fundraisers that are well-run and well-aimed. A solid purpose comes hand in hand with a well oiled plan to reach the goal. I don’t mind sharing my blessings when I’m sure that they will be used… never abused.