I’ve wrote about my take on fundraisers two years back. It seems like the number of fundraisers has slowed a bit since then, though we belong to the same relevant organizations. But, the season is upon us so I thought an update was in order.
This year, I’ve paid my membership dues to our clubs and schools, and sent a bit of extra money their way to account for the fundraising I don’t plan to participate in. At present, we’re in fundraising season for 5th grade graduation, plus they requested a contribution check. This is our first graduation season and thus far fundraising seems to consist of selling candy, baked goods, drinks, etc. at other school events. I sent my contribution check, but the events aren’t things I plan to go to.
Today the elementary school had a fundraiser with the local farm stand. This I do participate in. The difficulty is that at this point of the winter they don’t have much local produce so its more like a boutique grocery store. So, I bought apple cider, deli chicken, and flowers. Unfortunately, our preschool has its fundraiser at the same farm stand next week so I may have more cider and flowers to enjoy. I might indulge in some fancy cheese. It would have been great if they’d been spaced out a bit, but few people are associated with both so the schedules aren’t coordinated.