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Friday, October 8, 2010

Aloha Friday-Fundraisers Fallen In Place

Now that Fall has arrived it seems that all the Fundraisers have begun. Oh let's see..... We have, Trips, Schools items like Pies, food/meals, Dinning out, raffles, wrapping paper, Schools teams, the band, the chorus, the football team, the girl scouts, boy scouts, the Police, the firemen, the magazines and I could just go on and on. How does one control the out flow of money. A dollar here and five dollar there and then they want 25 dollars for some other fundraiser.
So Today's Question is:

Do you give to Fundraisers and Do you Limit which ones or do you have a certain total amount you will give?
Oh okay why not tell us which ones you give to, we know they reel you in?


I usually will give to only a couple but this year I have been bombarded with them! Well I give to School bands and orchestra. Okay the Scouts reel me in also, for you see those cookies and popcorn are too temping.


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18 comments:

  1. I had to curb my enthusiasm for giving to everything that came my way - now I'm limiting myself to buying Scholastic Books for Princess Nagger when she brings those fliers home - I'm sure that will change as she gets older and brings other interesting things home to throw money at! ;)

    Aloha: Collections

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  2. I always buy Girl Scout cookies every year! And just recently I did a rappel to benefit the Boy Scouts of America, called Xtreme Descent! It was so awesome and I hope to be able to participate in this again next year!!!

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  3. Lots, and lots, and lots of fundraisers here. We do not participate in all of them. We did the SCholastic Book Fair at my son's school. Did not do the wrap/magazine/goods flyer. Now up is a pie/cookie dough/puffin sale. We may buy a few things with that since we can actually freeze it and use it over the year. In addition to that I like to help several of my friends with their personal fundraisers for cancer research.

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  4. I have a few favorite charities that I give to each year. And, I will participate in one or two fundraisers through my child's school (buying a magazine and buying poinsettias). Other than that, I usually say no to most others. We just don't have the extra money to be giving a couple dollars every time I turn around.

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  5. I cannot stand school fundraisers, where you buy high priced junk. I give a dollar amount directly to the school instead. Don't get me started about how they market the incecntives to the kids so they want them to sell more. Agghhh. (I do enjoy Girl scount cookies :)

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  6. we give to our church for the charities they support. We also give to Vision Hope (visionhope.org) which is a charity that gives foster children a chance to enjoy summer camp. I also volunteer for them yearly.

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  7. normally i give a little to different organizations....
    soldiersangels.org
    march of dimes
    the Alzheimers association
    breast cancer research
    childhood cancer research

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  8. Yes, and yes...

    When it come to fundraisers that are selling stuff, I make a point to only buy things I would want if they weren't for the fundraiser (even if it's for my own kids school...I'd rather just donate then buy a bunch of stuff I don't need). I always at least look to see if any of the items are stuff I actually need or would make good gifts. But if they seem like they're overpriced ($10 for a roll of wrapping paper...really?) I won't buy it.

    However, one fundraiser saved me money...it was for a magazine subscription I was just about to renew, but they were selling it for less than the offer I got for re-subscribing! And I always buy those coupon books...they never fail to save me money.

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  9. We usually donate to a few organizations throughout the year.
    CMash

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  10. I'm so new to these fundraisers but if I normally wouldn't buy something, I'm not going to buy just because of it being attached to my son's school.

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  11. I'm a stickler for legitimate ones since I've done a ton of fundraisers. If it's legit- as in IRS nonprofit- I'm all in.

    Have a great Friday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/10/come-on-ladies-you-know-exactly-what-i-mean/

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  12. I do what I can when I can, but it's not always possible. Our schools, military.

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  13. I buy Girl Scout cookies and items my grandchildren sell for their schools. I also give/buy for the Church fundraisers. I also donate to breast cancer research.

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  14. we give to our church,girl scouts and anyone who needs it! well,I do.Like people on side of road or homeless.It just breaks my heart

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  15. We give to your church, Girl Scouts and March of Dimes mostly....MOD is close to our heart because our son was a preemie....

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  16. Thank goodness my kiddos no longer have to do fundraising. I try to limit to as little as possible before. It can totally get out of hand.

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  17. I hate fundraisers! I usually support a few of them through the year. Last year we got hit so hard I had to say no after awhile.

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  18. I only buy what I like and will use. If it is an organization that I want to support, I'll send them $5--it's like buying $15 worth of crap. That's all they earn anyway on fundraisers.

    Girl Scout cookies are a rip-off. I was cookie mom for years and the troop only earns 35 cents on a $4 box. You are better off giving the troop the $4.Unless you really want those 8 cookies they give you in a box nowadays.

    With money being tight, I do not feel obligated to buy anything anymore. And I completely understand when folks don't buy what we are selling either.

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