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Do kids these days still go door-to-door selling stuff?

I was in band as a kid and went door-to-door selling every conceivable thing for fundraising (walk-a-thons, chocolate bars, etc.). Do kids nowadays do that? I have never had it happen to me!

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danielp

Asked by danielp at 1:49 PM on Mar. 19, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I wouldn't let my kids, I don't think it is safe at all. Even if a parent is with, I think it sends the message that talking to strangers is okay,
    awelling

    Answer by awelling at 1:50 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I did not think they did, but since moving to my new home I have had every child in the small neighborhood trying to sell me stuff. I feel badly that I cannot support their activities, but times are tough. I know when my daughter was in chorus they were expected to sell stuff, but the schools advised the children NOT to go door-to-door, but rather to have friends and family help them find prospective buyers.
    Merjo

    Answer by Merjo at 1:51 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • I have highschoolers come and knock on my door once in a while but I am a little careful about opening the door these days!
    Most of the fund raisers today are done through parents and friends.
    older

    Answer by older at 1:51 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • No. They don't do it anymore. It is printed on the selling forms.
    You could go to neighbors you know, but that's it. My kids have to sell things.
    I personally buy them, and I sell some things at work, and that's it.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 1:55 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Yep. We bought Girl Scout cookies from girls that came to our door just a month or so ago.
    twin_mommy

    Answer by twin_mommy at 2:26 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • No - my kids school doesn't allow door to door selling. But I have had kids from some other schools come here. And many kids post a notice through our neighborhood email list if they are selling something for school - in case anyone is interested.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 2:36 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • NOOOOOO! Never let your kids go door to door! You have no idea what kind of crazies are living there, even in your own neighborhood! I ask my family and co-workers for donations when it's time.
    forevermom75

    Answer by forevermom75 at 2:46 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • my kids only go to the neighbors they know but other than that my hubby takes it to work
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • Yes. We do that with Girl Scout cookies. We've also had a number of kids coming around selling other things for various fund raisers. Some look sketchy though, so I usually pass.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 2:59 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

  • My kids dont participate in those fund raisers at all anyway. I remember having to go door to door to do that. I hated it. I never sold much of anything & then the kids that did always got neat prizes & I got nothing.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Mar. 19, 2010

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