I posted a question last night titled "Proper Etiquette or Faux Paus". I got some good responses but I think I need to provide more info to get more opinions.
The initial question asked other Mom's opinions on a family doing a personal fundraiser for an item they needed (like a vehicle, etc). They were not in any kind of an accident or victim of a fire or natural disaster. They just had a need and they were trying to raise $$$ for a necessary big ticket item.
In this situation, it is a large family (6+ kids) that is in need of a larger than normal vehicle (12 or 15 passenger van) b/c their van has died on them (it was over 13 yrs old with over 200,000 miles on it). The husband is working; they are living paycheck to paycheck (although they have scraped together $2,000 for a down payment).
They are not deep in debt and they live frugally. They just don't have a lot of income so they don't qualify for financing for even a used van. The kind of 'fundraisers' they are wanting to do are things such as car washes, bake sales, knitting scarves and asking for donations, etc. but they are not sure how people feel about giving to a family for a more personal need.
Opinions needed here! The family don't want to come across as wanting 'something for nothing'. FYI ~ at this time, there is no way that extra income can be brought into the home through traditional job scenarios.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by slw123 at 3:02 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by mkdirector2011 at 3:40 PM on May. 19, 2011
Answer by tasches at 4:34 PM on May. 19, 2011