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Enough Already!

September 28th, 2014 at 08:57 pm

The phone rang just a few minutes ago...some acquaintance hitting us up for a donation for her organization. Usually it is in the spring, but she said they moved it to the fall. Bet they have one in the spring too. We never hear from this person except when she calls to ask for a donation.

Last week we had two small visitors. Both were neighborhood kids, one selling popcorn for Cub Scouts and the other with a school fundraiser. Overpriced stuff. Yikes. We of course bought an item from each of them. I told DH that was it for the year. This one family sends kids over every single time there is some sort of school fundraiser. I work at a different school and I get hit up at school and have the policy of I buy something from the first child who asks me to support my own school. I understand schools need money, but this is getting ridiculous.

Two weeks ago our school's foundation asked all of us for monetary donations.

And, the two buildings I work in wanted money for the "Sunshine Committee" dues.

This is even pinpointing the mail we received the past two weeks requesting donations.

I can't keep up at this rate. If we give to everyone, it will totally blow my budget. Yet, how and when do we decline? We have three places we give regularly in addition to all these fundraisers. I don't want to take money from them. Yet, I don't need any gift wrap or overpriced candy and popcorn. Enough already!

7 Responses to “Enough Already!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I think it is completely fine not to participate in every fundraiser. It just isn't possible!!

  2. Stephanie Says:

    Consider makinga small donation for neighborhood kids who knock at your door. I know with some scouting groups, the portion they keep from popcorn or cookie sales is small where a direct donation stays with the group.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I would just say your fundraising dollars have already been allocated for the year.

  4. doingitallwrong Says:

    I just don't answer my door. Wink

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    If I feel like giving but am not interested in what is being sold as a fundraiser I'll donate a small amount like $5 directly. Usually with a check.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've been getting calls from my grad school alma mater ... I think I'll use the "my fundraising dollars are already spent this year" line

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