LOL! Michelle Singletary on School Fundraisers

August 30, 2006

We just had our PTA/Goals Night meeting last night. The PTA President talked about our school’s Fall fundraiser: selling cookie dough. And, get this: the funds from this sale are going to go for a run/walk track! Isn’t that funny? Between two boys in school and Cub Scouts, I feel like all I ever do is sell stuff! So, I can definitely relate to how Michelle Singletary feels in her column School Fundraising? Phooey! She writes:

There is the ever-present gift-wrap fundraiser. Then there’s a silent auction, a fall book fair and a spring book fair. Entertainment books stuffed with coupons with very specific and often restricting guidelines to redeem them will be sent home for parents to sell.

I also liked this:

In my house, fundraising notices are placed in a special file — the trash can.

I agree! One would think that our property taxes would be enough to fund the school’s needs. One would be wrong. That doesn’t make me like fundraising any better!

One response to LOL! Michelle Singletary on School Fundraisers

  1. Great post. I feel the same way. Organizations (school, church, civic)should find unique profitable fundraisers that raise enough extra funds one time a year, instead of nickle & diming with cookie dough, pizza’s, junk, etc.