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pdnr

  3 months ago

It’s school fundraising time; close the blinds and don’t answer the door! Do the neighborhood kids (or your own children) come around selling overpriced wrapping paper or candy? Do your coworkers ask you to buy from their children? Do you buy from them?
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I’ve seen or heard of schools selling candles, greeting cards, cases of fruit, huge candy bars and large popcorn tins. Often the student who sells the most may get a small trinket as a reward. Last year, a couple of high schools were actually selling mattresses! Really, how many mattresses would you like to buy this year?

Thankfully, the children on our street haven’t been selling anything so far this year. However, my husband was outside when a boy who doesn’t even live in our neighborhood tried to sell him a $20 coupon book for things we would never use. Truth be known, I would rather schools ask for a small monetary donation than coerce kids into selling overpriced items that most of us don’t want or need. After all, a good portion of the money they earn goes back to the fundraising provider rather than the school.
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lioness_mae

  2 months ago
I would rather donate than buy overpriced items
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PunkinAnnie

  3 months ago
we get a few but i screen who is asking due to a couple scams that have happened,
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jljmugs

  3 months ago
No they don't come where I live but at work they use to until the place said you could not do that anymore. I will do things with my Granddaughter.
1 comments

tommylin85

  3 months ago
Yes and I will always buy them to help the schools and not reject any children who ask. There was a child that was so scared to ask, so I sat at her level and started to ask her questions and she finally started to talk. Her parents called me and said she was one of the top sellers. She would come every year and she would tell us what she’s doing and now she’s in college. She loves to debate and enjoys giving back to the community. It’s a great feeling to know that you made a difference.
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pjaysmitty

  3 months ago
I haven't had any yet, I don't usually get that many.
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Cindy7333

  3 months ago
haha ;) well, i never really have to deal with any of that, in my neighborhood, luckily. we do buy school coupon books though. we use a lot of the coupons, actually :)
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tanlo5

  3 months ago
not bad
1 comments

lauragary1950

  3 months ago
no
1 comments

C8851548w

  3 months ago
No
1 comments

Anthology1961

  3 months ago
Yes, I'm helpless in front of a pleading child.
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