It’s that time of the year again! Pretty soon I’ll have my neighbor’s daughter knocking at my door to sell me girl scout cookies while at the same time my daughter is knocking on their door to sell them chocolate.
If you have a school aged child, I’m sure you can relate. Why are schools constantly doing fundraisers? More so, why are the fundraisers always done with overpriced candy, chocolates, or baking items? Some good fundraisers are the wrapping paper and magazine subscriptions.
This school year alone, I have spent $125 + buying out my kid’s fund raising chocolates, coupon books, cookie dough and chocolate bars. Seriously? Yes.
This box below is the last fund raising box she brought home. The chocolate bars were $2 and not that great. While kids are not ‘required’ to participate, how do you tell your child that she is not participating to help her class? Oh, yes… each class competes for ‘spirit’ points LOL.
In September we had the cookie dough fundraiser and although this tub of cookie dough was $14 the cookies were amazing.
We need fundraisers that will help clean up schools lunches, like re-usable zip bags, drink cups, or natural antibacterial products. Yes, you know how much I love all that ‘green’ stuff. Another great idea would be to sell $1 tickets to win an Ipad, or Ipod touch. These are the kind of things that kids (and parents) want and who couldn’t spare $5-$10? Much, much, much better than candy, cookies, or chocolate.
Just my two cents… our daughter is in pre-k and we have years of fundraisers to come!