School Fund Raisers, Is there a Good Answer?
I will start off by saying that I dont have a good answer to this.
Just recently my kids school had their annual product selling fundraiser. It was several types of frozen food, many of which are truly mouthwatering treats that anyone would love.
Here is the problem(s): My children both attend the same school, and of course so does everyone else on our street. That makes things a bit difficult when selling door to door.
My husband's company has a policy against people bringing fundraisers to work. You see where I am going here?
We had a hard time finding people who were interested in the products and then we had to be sure that each child sold the same amount. Once the products were delivered, we had to be sure to clear the calendar to be able to deliver everything, especially since my freezer is pretty full at the moment.
After all, I had to buy several items myself to even things out. Not to mention my kids were disappointed that they did not earn the level of prizes that some of their friends did.
What is the secret? How do people who sell hundreds of items do it? What is the secret logistically?
One thing that has always bothered me is when kids are allowed to walk the busy intersections collecting money from stopped cars. I am always afraid that someone is going to get hit, or dart out in front.
Plus I also think that money should be earned.
I would be happy to give a donation if they want to wash my car. One thing that does scare me is when those holding the signs advertising the car wash, jump around at the edge of the road. Again, I fear they will get hit.
I am feeling guilty that my kids may have not pulled their weight in the product sell. I guess that means that I will be bidding higher on silent auction items during the school carnival this year.
There is no easy answer, I know that schools need extra money for special products, but there just doesnt seem to be an easy way to get there.
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