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Ok, so far, with 2 kids I will have 4 fundraising packets all going at once. 2-school; 2-scouts and one Math-a-thon (for St Jude's). I really hate this. We do not have a large pool of family, friends, co-workers from which to draw and I really wouldn't mind so much going door to door in the neighborhood with them, of course, except everything is pre-pay, so, you are going to alot of folks you don't know that well and saying, give me your money and I will bring your item in about 4 weeks. The kids come home SO excited "please, please, we want to do this" and that generally lasts about a day, after which they have completely forgotten about it. Last year, I just moved the packets slowly to the recycling bin for the school fundraisers. However, with scouts, you really need to participate because it counts for the whole troup, etc. We don't have any option to opt out or believe me, we would. I always feel so apologetic about our meager sales which are only going to get more meager when being spread ever thinner. Anyone else have any suggestions? Thanks