(Closed) Overload on fundraiser cookie dough saleskids!

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wasn’t aware that kids sold those things so haven’t come across any, much less that number. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My son is in band (7th grade), and every time he comes home with these fundraising packages I throw them away.  I refuse to bombard friends and family with overpriced useless items that they would only buy out of guilt.  I remember going door-to-door as a child selling $1 candy bars, but they don’t encourage that type of solicitation anymore in our area.  There has to be a better way for our schools to raise money, and I’d much rather send in a check or something.  Have fun making tons of cookies, lol!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I never buy any of that stuff. 

If I see a kid selling chocolate bars in front of the store or whatever, I’ll sometimes pay for it, and give it to the kid.  Otherwise I just ask to give a straight cash donation.

As overpriced as that stuff is, such a small portion actually goes back to the organizations.

Oh, ETA – one exception – Girl Guide cookies!  Delicious.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

This is really bad, but I just don’t answer the door anymore. I too have a hard time saying no, especially when they are really little kids. I feel guilty for several days. That beind said, I just got an email from my sister for one of her sons selling stuff for a fundraiser. They don’t go door to door. They just send you an email with a link to a site that has the overpriced stuff on it. Now I don’t really want anything, but if I don’t get anything, I will feel even more guilty….

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

@bellenga.  Well put! 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

When we were kids my parents never let us sell that stuff. My mom HATES when people ask her and she thinks its rude to ask others because they feel like they have to buy the stuff from kids.

 I read an atricle about this awhile ago, they said how much they hate it because the company gets way more of the $ then the school does so now she just sends a check to the school with a letter explaining why and the childs name that she is supporting.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Some kids came to my door last week and another set of kids came by last night.  The first set was selling cookie dough but didn’t know if they could take a check (because they’re 7 and their parents let them go door-to-door alone) and last night’s set was selling jewelry.  I gave last night’s kids a $10 check made out to the school as a donation. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is really bad but Fiance answered the door last week and told the little girl to come back tomorrow because he couldn’t say no. She has come back three times since. I finally was there one time and told her no thanks. I felt horrible.

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