The more you know!

As promised earlier, here’s a handy-dandy FAQ I made for you to help in getting through this season of fundraising with good cheer.

Hint: Be nice to the kids who come knocking on your door, even if you’re not buying anything.

Also: Can I interest you in some grapefruit…?


  1. Margaret

    or some Oranges, the older people should stay away from grapefruit, because of how it might throw their meds off.

  2. StephLove

    This inspired me to ask my middle-schooler if the candy order we just received (the day before Halloween no less) was from his band fundraiser or the general school fundraiser. It’s so hard to keep track. Meanwhile the elementary school student is supposed to be keeping track of all the minutes she reads this month and get people to sponsor her for a read-a-thon, which really means I have to do this. (Personally I prefer the fundraiser that involves me eating a container of Almond Roca.)

  3. Dawn

    My bandling sold overpriced Yankee Candles. The same week they were BOGO at the local store. You can imagine how well that worked out.

    Then the high school band sold mattresses as their fundraiser. Yeah. Piles of them in the high school commons area. Weirdest thing I’ve ever seen.

    • Mir


      • Dawn

        Yeah. I still can’t figure out where that idea came from. I’ll stick with my shiny new Yankee Candle tart warmer, thanks!

        • Mir

          Yeah, I really like grapefruit, and it fits in my car. HA.

          • Katherine

            One of the high schools in our area did a mattress sale, but I think it was just that a certain % of the cost went to the school that week. The students handed out flyers, but did not actually sell or deliver the mattresses.

  4. StephLove

    Not mention the fundraiser for the 8th grade 5-day trip to NYC next fall, for which the 7th grade is already raising funds…

  5. Jenn

    I’ll buy grapefruit . . .

    Can I interest anyone in a raffle ticket for a side of beef? It’s for FFA so I can even introduce you to the beef if you’re interested.

    I hate fundraisers.

    • Brigitte

      Aw, cute widdle Beef! ;-)

    • Jenne

      That is possibly the best sales pitch for anything ever.

      Although, I am not sure I want to meet my beef on the hoof . . .

  6. jennifer

    I’ll buy some grapefruit for the band. It’s the least I can do, since I’ve been reading your blog long enough to feel like I should invest in her fluting. Do they make you deliver it? I’m between you and The Big City, but if you have to deliver that is still a hassle. I was thinking they’d just ship it from the Giant Band Fruit Orchard until I read the mattress comments.

    You can email me (or ask your daughter to do so) if any of this makes sense.

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