We've lived in our house for 7 years. Our neighbors have three kids who are really into dance. The studio does fundraisers to help fund the program. Twice a year I buy a candle or cookie dough or whatever they are selling. When we've been short on cash I just donate five dollars. But I've always given them something.
I took my son down to them with his first fundraiser. The mom immediately said, "Sorry, we don't need any of that."
I know they are having a tough time financially. But I still think it sucks that I've given her kids $100-$150 a year to help their dance studio and she wouldn't even look in the catalogue to find something cheap.
WWYD? The next time her kids come by should I give them the same reply? Or should I be the bigger person and get something?