I’m a mom of one of these kinds of kids. He’s 12. Is in sports and in the school (middle school) band so we have lots of fundraisers.
It’s a necessary thing, since in our state the educational system is losing money (like every other business in this country right now) so I support my son however I can and his friends. We’re lucky we’re in a great county, and that we are able to have amazing sports fields, brand new schools, and amenities like music, band, sports, and tons of clubs for the kids here. We’re much luckier than other areas of our state.
However…I only have my son visit our friends’ houses and homes I think are safe. So if they’re knocking on YOUR door, then your neighbors somewhere must think you’re a pretty nice person. Oh and since my son has also been in cub scouts before, I know I bought tons of popcorn too. But it allowed his pack to go to a leadership conference.
I also bring my sons’ fundraisers to people we know outside of our subdivision and yes, I admit, I have asked my friends to buy this stuff too! And I buy it from other friends’ kids who attend other schools.
I am a walking atm 24/7 but blessed and happy to be one. I buy tons of this stuff myself, am in the p.t.a., and buy cookies and popcorn from other friends schools, girl/boy scouts etc.
Yes they’re adorable. They’re cute. They have a piece of paper and ask you to sign up and buy a tin of cookies or some popcorn, but there’s a reason. And odds are if you’re a bride to be here, one day like me, you’ll be so blessed to have one of these little cookie peddlers to call your own. In fact, you’ll do things for them you could never imagine sacrificing for and doing it with a big smile on your face.
Hugs and thanks to all bees who open their doors sometimes and their hearts to little guys and gals who are trying to help out their schools, teams, and scouting groups in a financially challeneged world right now.