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Another Fundraiser at the School?

May 2nd, 2012 at 10:44 pm

My children's school had their last fundraiser of the year. I usually buy something that I don't need just so my kids participate. It was just too much this year for me. I didn't buy one item. Why do they have a fundraiser right after the deadline to pay property and income taxes? I also had to prepay their summer daycare. I feel a little bad.

Maybe they were thinking that when people receive their tax refunds, they might feel rich. I don't know, but it is still ridiculous!

3 Responses to “Another Fundraiser at the School?”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good for you! It's perfectly okay not to participate.

  2. Swimgirl Says:

    I agree. You don't have to do it.

    I despise school fundraisers. It always comes down to spending money for something you don't really need/want. And the school usually gets a very small percentage. Frequently, I just send a check for $5-10 with a note that says I don't like to participate.

    I know that many of our schools need money. I'd like to see it raised through grant-writing or fundraising beyond the parents and extended families of the children.

  3. Jerry Says:

    School fundraisers are ridiculous, but they are the direct result of the school districts not getting enough funding (and/or mismanaging the funding that they DO have). It leads to a lot of frustration, definitely, especially for families that do not have the insurance of a ton of discretionary income to start with!

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