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Monday, December 13, 2010

School fundraisers - how much is too much?

Just ran across a blog post that I thought was worthy of a quick response. 

See, schools these days send home a lot of information, updates and requests.  I believe that as parents, we are all very much inclined to help whenever asked.  The thing is, parents are also a busy bunch.  All the activities and commotion means that it's hard for messages to get noticed.

So, when too many messages come home too often, everything becomes just a bit less valuable.  Don't take my word for it.  Here's a post from a parent who feels like she just can't keep up and has stopped participating in the fundraisers as a result.

Schools can do a better job keeping things simple.  Fundraising companies can do a better job as well by offering better fundraisers and less of them.

Take a look and if you have any comments, I'd love to here them here below or on twitter.com/believekids

School fundraisers - how much is too much?

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