So many advantages!
The profit margin is a whole lot higher this way. (You should see how much of the donation money we spend on Weepuls, candy, cash, and tchotchkes to “motivate” the kids.) You don’t have to waste instructional time with assemblies and explanations of how this fund-raiser works. Not to mention spending most of a day doing the actual “-athoning.” It would eliminate lots of unnecessary PTA volunteer hours now spent sorting and counting and organizing. I think, based on my experiences, that most parents would be less resentful about coughing up money and would probably donate more. I could go on for a while.
Why do they involve the kids anyway?
I can understand using the kids as money machines for the charity fundraiser we do for cancer research and suchlike, and a canned food drive during the holidays is de rigueur, but fund raising for the school? That shouldn’t be the kids’ problem.
I really like the last two donation options.
Here’s a link to the article where I got it.