(DD is a 1st grader in public school.)
This "Time for Kids" fundraiser asks that children get names and addresses of 7-10 family and friends. They say the names "won't be added to any mailing list or given to any other source." Although they are obviously going to add it to their mailing list because in the next sentence it says they will "be given the opportunity to order magazine subscriptions up to 80% off newsstand prices and there is no obligation or pressure."
I could go on about the myriad reasons I am bothered by this, but the short version is I think this is vile. The school states that it helps them get the Time for Kids issues for all the students kids for free. And they offer kids a prize for returning the packet filled out. This is the part that has become frustrating. DD is a sucker for "prizes" and gets really emotional about things like this. On top of that she wants to be a good student and please her teacher. (Among the other reasons I hate this crap.)
Anyway, I managed to distract her last year from it and she forgot about it. But she has been filling out the card starting with grandparents' addresses and has gotten really wrapped up in this thing. Tonight I am going to have to deal with this one way or the other.
I guess I am at a loss for how to do so without hurting her feelings and making her feel badly at school for not turning it in. I generally am not thrilled by any fundraisers but I know they are sometimes needed and I can go with the flow. But this one is just intrusive and is not something I agree with at all.
This got long. Sorry!