Today a little boy came up to my car while at the pump and asked me if I wanted to help him with his school fundraiser. He was selling peanut brittle candy bars for $3/ea. I bought his candy and thought that it might not be a bad idea to try myself. I could use the money to fund educational field trips that would normally be to expensive.
Would you donate to a homeschool fundraiser? Why or why not?
no because there would be no way of knowing that the money is actually going toward the education and not just the parents pimping out their kids (which i have seen done before.... parents got busted by taking their kids to collect money for the 'football team', but it was not authorized and the parents were just keeping the money). i would just be cautious because it is not regulated and unless i knew you personally, there would be no guarantee that the money was being used how you described it.
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:26 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by caseyandkids at 9:27 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by Liz132 at 9:28 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
YES! I buy things that benefit public schools (which my kids don't use) so why wouldn't someone who's child attends a public school do the same for my child that is homeschooled? But, in all honesty, I would have my kids do homeschool fundraisers because people are so mean and hateful to homeschool kids when they do things like this. Kudos to you for helping out a a homeschooler!
Answer by scout_mom at 9:40 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:41 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
"with homeschooling there is not anyone besides you and your kid"
Not true. Many homeschoolers belong to associations that are just as large as some public schools. Most of the fundraisers you see are for these associations or co-ops.
Answer by scout_mom at 9:46 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:47 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 9:50 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:54 PM on Aug. 27, 2010