Thursday, August 5, 2010
Beg or Earn?
I have a new experience this fall.....High School Band. The practice and game schedule is crazy and was slightly expected. What I didn't expect was the fund raising that is going on. Car washes, sales, and, unfortunately just begging.
I honestly have a problem with that. While we aren't the richest of families I do not agree with those ways of raising money that puts kids on the street corners asking for handouts. I want my kids to earn what they get, work for it, find a way to raise the money. I will not have them ask for donations. Our youth group had a mission trip this summer in which they had to write letters to other families asking for donations. I wouldn't let my kids do it. I would totally support them if they wanted to have a bake sale, a car wash or make something to sell, but just outright ask for money? No way.
That being said, the FIRST fund raising assignment my daughter received was a goal of $50. She must raise that amount before she is allowed to attend a big party. They did not give her any ideas on how to do it, just that she must do it if she wants to attend.
So, I guess my question is two fold:
1. How do you feel about that?
and 2. What are some fund raising ideas that you know of?
Thanks for the input for an already tired band mom!