Do your kids do vacation bible school? A small rant...
The first day, the are already hitting us up for donations. From what I can tell, almost all they discussed was the poor people in India who have to pray on their roof in the heat. So they need donations to build them a roof. On their roof...
And they are having a competition to see if girls or boys can bring in the most money. (A money competition at bible school. Red flag). Whatever, we send her with some money, I don't want her to be the only one without a donation.
Day 2, again talking only about the kids in India, and asking "pleeeaaaseeee can I bring more money for the kids in India? They want us to bring more money!" I am irritated, and hubby talks me into sending more money so she isn't left out.
She also came home with an order sheet for t shirts, CDs, "buddies" and other misc items you can purchase for way more than they are worth. We did not order.
Day 3, the last day. She didn't even know who won or how much in donations came in because they never told them. And she came home with sugar galore.
I'm all for helping those less fortunate. I just don't think at bible school, where the kids are. Not only are they guilted into it, but feel like they aren't as good as their friends/will get judged if they don't donate. And I feel like they played on these poor kids, knowing there are many parents like me who won't let their kid feel left out.
Anyhow, it left a bad taste in my mouth and I don't think I will ever let her go back. How have your VBS experiences been? Do they always hit up for donations?