pta_fundraiser.jpg.CROP.promovar-mediumlargeFinally! Somebody gets it!

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.