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#1 of 6 Old 10-24-2010, 01:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
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dd1 ps has had one fundraiser and dd2 preschool has had two so far.... I did not ask anyone for any donations. I JUST CAN'T! I have a major issue with asking anyone for money. I know, this issue should be in mental health... I know school fundraisers will be a regular thing that I just need to participate in... IF I knew someone that has tons of money maybe I would feel more comfortable asking them, but all the people we know are either struggling to provide for their own children or are older and really need to save their money IMO. Not that I'm against donating though. How do you do it?
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our school doesn't normally do fundraisers unless it's for a specific charity. I never ask people, I just donate from ourselves & that's it.
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Ou school does a lot of fundraisers, but I decline to participate most of the time. I buy if I truly am interested in the items being sold, but otherwise I skip it. I occasionally ask family if they're interested in buying, but only if I think they would truly be interested and I am very low-pressure about it.

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I bypass the fundraisers and just give a check to the school. I don't want cookiedough/wrapping paper/magazines/chocolate only a small percentage of the profit goes to the school anyway. So by giving $50-$100 a year gives them way more cash than hitting up all my friends/family/neighbours.

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I wouldn't worry about it. I am a teacher and I have found that some families do not sell anything, some just make a donation and others sell a ton. It all evens out.

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I bypass the fundraisers and just give a check to the school. I don't want cookiedough/wrapping paper/magazines/chocolate only a small percentage of the profit goes to the school anyway. So by giving $50-$100 a year gives them way more cash than hitting up all my friends/family/neighbours.

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Me too. It can be difficult because of how the school hypes up the children, but I explain to ds what the fundraiser is for (earning money for the school to afford field trips, etc.) and that we will make a donation to the school.

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