(Closed) would you support the selling of candy door to door?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: would you support the selling of candy door to door?
    yes : (27 votes)
    55 %
    no : (22 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
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    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    for me down here – if it wasnt for fundraisers like this most of our schools, day cares, volunteer, girl guides, boy scouts, red cross, emergency servicers organizations would die due to lack of funds

    as long as the child was being supervised by an adult or much older teen then im happy to support him – at least he is getting off his butt and working to raise the much needed funds and that should be applauded

    i would have bought candy off him

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee

    I do because when I was younger I did.  Granted it was “different” then but we went door to door in our neighborhoods selling stuff for school and for Girl Scout Cookies.  I did always feel bad getting older when multiple kids stopped by because I normally only bought from the first kid.  But yeah, I support it but I would either go with my kids or wait on the sidewalk (when I was in school we went on our own and no one thought a thing about it)

    Post # 5
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    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would have bought the candy too. I did plenty of fundraisers in school to pay for things. I paid for a trip to Europe when I was 17 selling candy bars door-to-door (it was a school sponsored fundraiser and a trip with my french class.)

    I agree with eloping that he should be applauded for making thigns happen for himself instead of sitting aroubnd griping about how he can’t do things.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    It’s tough – we did it when we were younger and without it we would not have had as many fun programs at school.  The times I really object to activities like this are in commercial/public places – one time a kid came up to us in a restaurant and asked for $2 a candy bar.  That poor kid – I think his father forces him to do that in local places.  I didn’t give him a cent – better not to encourage that behavior. I also won’t buy from anyone that can’t clearly tell me what the fundraiser is for, or doesn’t have the little order form attached (example: Happy Go Lucky Day Care New Gym Fundraiser!)

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think it depends on whether I would buy the candy or not.  If the candy was clearly “fundraiser candy”, it usually has a different kind of package, etc, then yes I would have bought it.  If he bought a box of skittles of the shelf and was trying to sell it, then no, I would not have bought the candy.

    Post # 8
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    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    OR if they’re borderline adults – there have been some robberies locally where young-ish males come door to door selling something, like magazines, in pairs, and one is talking to you and the other is looking beyond you at what’s inside / easy to grab.

    Post # 9
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    coming from a girl scout leader who just went over the safety rules of selling girl scout cookies with all of her girls- why weren’t his parents with him at the door? it’s not ok to go door to door to strangers houses unsupervised. even if the parents are in the car. it’s just not safe. that makes me upset.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I did all kinds of fundraisers for my various activities as a kid, from selling Girl Scout cookies for a trip to Savannah to working concessions in high school for the marching band. While that kind of fundraising isn’t necessarily the most cost-effective approach, I think it is a relatively decent way to teach hard work and to build community. Gosh, just thinking about all the things I did brings back tons of memories. I almost always say yes to the kid at the door. I got the world’s best leaf raker that way. Tongue out

    Post # 12
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    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    you had someone come and offer leaf raking for $?  Lucky!  I would totally eat that up too.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I support them if it is in the budget and it is something that I can use. Some kids can’t go on trips unless they are able to raise money. The money that they earn goes to the school or organization that they are associated with and then it is distibuted to the kids. I do feel guilty when I am not able to help them out though.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Growing up I we lived in a very nice neighborhood and I went to private school.  The parents at the school were definitely more than willing to write a check to the school for whatever was needed.  However, our school insisted that we fundraise for certain things, (8th grade graduation trip to disneyland being the big one I can remember) so we could learn the value of hard work.  All of our parents could have very well paid for everything but we worked as a class for 3 years, selling candy, wrapping paper, etc, to raise money for it.

    So yeah I definitely support those kids going door to door and always buy something, (as long as it’s clear that it’s an official fundraiser).

    Post # 15
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    305 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i’ll support youth groups or schools selling candy or cookies or something like that but i will not support a family trying to take a vacation. if you cant afford to go on vacation….dont go.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee

    @artbee, that troubled me too! i wasn’t allowed to go door to door because my mom didn’t think it was too safe and that wasa back in the 80s…when they would let kids run around through the neighborhood until the lights came on without a second thought! so weird that the kid was alone at the door.

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