Do you recall as a child, or for those of you with children now, all those fundraisers that they'd be asked to involve themselves with? You remember, those catalogs that would be sent home with the kids in their "Friday Folder?"
Usually it's Holiday Wrapping paper, Gourmet Chocolates, Pizza's, jewel studded stationery-those nuisances.
But, where's the first place, or who's the first person you'd ask?
If you asked, of course...
...perhaps if they'd be interested in some exquisite gift wrap?...
...or impressed with delicious taste, would they desire some freshly made chocolates?
All these fund raisers are part of the child/teenager/tweens journey during school.
Rest assured, these fundraisers pretty much draw to a close when the kids hit their college years.
All these fund raisers are also a part of the parents lives, especially with children in elementary school. So what am I supposed to do, as a parent, when the PTA sends home information on the school's fall fundraiser?
Do I throw out the information?
Do I buy one item and then send it back to school with my son on Monday?
Do I ask my close family and friends if they'd be interested in contributing to Jack's school via chocolate covered coconuts, and peeking snowmen wrapping paper?
Oh, did I mention that there is incentives for the children to raise X amount of money? Because naturally 50% of the sales goes towards the PTA of the school.
Incentives such as puzzles, gift cards to Best Buy, Target, and maybe even an MP3 player...
Lastly, are you the buyer, supposed to feel obligated to get that Crewel embroidery gift wrap?
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Here's what I remember doing with these things as a child: I'd bring home my fundraiser catalog and present it to my mom. She'd order oodles of items, and then give me the okay to go to selective neighbors on our street. She'd also okay the use of the telephone so I could contact my family members. (WOW, before APPLE -Green Screens- computers ever existed.)
And there were contests for the students back than-who can sell the most pizza's-I did win that bad boy, what was it, 300pizza's I sold? Now I'm off to verify that number with my momBee.....