Alright so I’m not a big fan of school fundraising but hey, at least I get some nice wrapping paper out of the deal. Or a pizza kit, or chocolate.
But last week D1 brought home some forms for a fundraiser for volleyball. You know what it involves? Nothing.
People get nothing. We ask for cash, if we’re lucky they say no, if not they say go to hell. She’s supposed to bring in a minimum of 10 donations and a minimum of $100. They are saying they won’t accept less than 10 donations. Guess what? It’s not going to happen.
We will write a check for 1 donation of $100 even though we don’t really have it because nobody else has excess cash to just give away either. We won’t let her go asking for money without offering something in return.
Is it just me or is that a crappy message to send out there?
I feel like the kids should learn a better lesson than that. Sure selling things is hard but it’s a give and take. They learn that they have to work a little for their money.
This way all they learn is to expect cash for doing absolutely nothing.
I’m thinking most kids are already pros at that!
In other news, does anybody want to buy a magazine subscription to send the high school band to Japan? Oy!