Fundraising Frenzy

March 31, 2009 at 7:27 PM 3 comments

Selling Comedy Show tickets is impossible. Apparently, funds are being overfundraised, and it is now an endangered species.

The American Red Cross attempted to bribe us with donuts, and the PTSA told us to have a “Make-believe Tea Party” where we donate $5 and then have tea and crumpets, which we supply. Along with the table and the chairs and the dolls and the teacups. Of course, if our class donated enough they would throw a pizza party. The ASB held a recycling contest, with $50 cash back for the winners, and Yearbook had a decidedly creative idea of selling deceivingly edible-looking key chains (no steak, unfortunately). SCOC cut out little pieces of felt with a Sharpied happy face and marketed them as “Smiley grams.” The Newspaper had a car wash and is trying to sell tickets to the year-old Transformers movie, and of course there’s the Relay for Life Comedy Show (which you should all go to). Speech and Debate held their annual Speech Follies (it was great). Track & Field had a jog-a-thon. Orchestra sold fruit snacks and sold Stucci T-shirts, speaking of which, I have a little short story.

Volunteering (more like conscription) to help clean up, I had the impression that it would consist of putting tables away and whatnot. I should known otherwise, since we were working three-hour shifts, quite a long time for cleanup. So I ended up folding and sorting more than a hundred assorted (and I mean assorted — they were mixed up and scattered to hell) articles of clothing, and doing various other manual labor tasks. In return, they told us to pick a few shirts. But that would be too good to be true. Instead, we could only choose from medium or small sizes, because we had already put away the larges. Secondly, they were skater clothes. I have no idea why that particular hobby requires its own fashion statement, but I find them quite unappealing. It took me ten minutes to find the least unappealing shirts underneath the meter high mound of shirts.

Anyways, back to the point. Last but not least (with the perpetual snack food fundraisers), we got a letter in the mail asking for $500 per child to prevent teacher layoffs in the district because of the recession. Am I missing anything else? This by the way was all in the month of March. Like a friend said, it’s as if they realized three-quarters through the year that they needed more money. Which is probably the case.

All of these fundraisers are for good causes, but the funds need a break to recover to normal population levels before they go extinct. I thought there were laws against these kinds of things.

Overfundraising: Taking a toll.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. wow...  |  April 1, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    You volunteered for the orchestra thing? omg…

    I had to go somewhere at school on saturday and i had to move some stuff to get past the fundrasier. Of all the places to have a fundraiser, you guys have it next to construction near H hall.

    Yeah fundrasing is too much, especially if you guys arent spending any money.

    Did you know that we made around 950 dollars selling gummy bears? We do not over fundraise because our costs are pretty high. Wood cost us 160 dollars a batch, and this was only 1 of 23 events.

    Why does a comedy show cost 7 dollars?

  • 2. joke  |  April 1, 2009 at 3:29 PM

    Fundraising is fine. Clubs are not.

    Key club, FBLA, Leo club are jokes… these clubs have so many members and they dont do shit!

  • 3. clarification  |  April 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    I don’t think Key Club, FBLA, and Leo Club are jokes.
    Key and Leo do a lot to help others.
    FBLA competes with people around the region and have an upcoming state competition.
    All three clubs do a lot actually. Maybe you should check it out instead of hating on them.

    I really like this post btw (especially the picture). haha. so true.


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