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Skipping the Fundraiser and A Repair

January 28th, 2015 at 10:05 am

We got another band fundraiser! Twenty five percent of the profits go to the child's band or choir trip fund. In the three years we have been in this district and participated in the fundraisers we have earned $80 for my daughter's trip. Glad to have it, but it doesn't add up fast at all.

It seems most of the sales have been to my parents or my husband's coworkers. Since my husband's last week of work here is THIS week (and we only found out today), there is no point in selling to them. My parents don't need more stuff and would probably rather give straight to my daughter for souvenirs (not that they even need to do that). So we are skipping it completely. So much simpler really!

I'm waiting for the furnace repair people to call sometime today. Our furnace has decided to shut down once or twice a day since Saturday. We can always get it back on by turning the thermostat off and then back on. A service person was here Monday afternoon but since it was working they were not 100% sure of the fix. We decided to wait and look for some codes that appear on the unit when it fails to help diagnose the issue. Well we have those codes, so hopefully once someone comes the issue can be fixed.

Has your furnace been working this season? Are you a believer in fundraisers or not?

I issued a challenge on Your Organized Friend to declutter 15 items today. Join in!

8 Responses to “Skipping the Fundraiser and A Repair”

  1. laura/deacon's wife Says:


    The one fundraiser we really like is when our sons (Cub and Boy Scouts) sell Christmas wreaths. Everyone usually buys then anyhow, and a certain portion goes towards the individual scout account to help defray camping costs. We skip others.

  2. Carol Says:

    Hi,
    I'd rather make a contribution.
    P.S.. I tried your lentil soup( Morrocan) and I loved it.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Just read your news and sending you best wishes for the upcoming move.

  4. Kiki Says:

    I remember in high school participating in the various fundraisers but that was because money was tight and I needed to earn as much as possible. Every year I earned enough for my choir dress and the trips we took - which amounted to about $600 in profits - selling cheeses and sausages or wrapping paper or whatever. I also sold things for the speech team I was on and our trips and most of the money needed for my study trip to D.C. senior year. So for me it was very profitable.

    It went into an account for me alone. If you have to participate in one of those all funds get added together and shared fundraising then that was not nearly as profitable.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    @Carol, I'm glad you liked that soup! We love it too...so many spices make for a complex flavor.
    @MEC, Thanks for your kind wishes.
    @Kiki, the 25% profits are on what the child sells for their own account, we just don't know enough people here to be selling to and maybe just aren't as motivated since we have the money!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've never really cared for fundraisers. It was especially hard when I was at the mission school and I'd have school/neighborhood kids stop by selling candybars. I'd buy from one or two, and then have to tell others no.

  7. Michelle H Says:

    We are lucky that our elementary school does a "one and done" fundraiser. They call it the No marathon marathon. If you donate over $75 you get a free t shirt, they have gift cards from local businesses for the kids that raise the most money. It is much easier than trying to sell wrapping paper to a neighborhood full of kids trying to do the same!

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    I like the name of that fundraiser Michelle! It sounds nice, too.

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