Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Worst Fundraiser Ever

Scott over at Honey, I Fed the Kids came up with a unique idea to raise money for our struggling banks--send all of our kids out on a door-to-door fundraiser. It seems to work with just about every organization we belong to.

However, these fundraisers can also be quite annoying and odd. First off, in many cases you're already shelling out a lot of money and time so your kids can play baseball, softball, dance, etc. There's nothing like the guilt trip they give you to sell overpriced candy, unwanted candles, etc.

But the worst fundraiser ever has to be our local community sports club that insists on forcing us to sell trash bags every year. Yes, I said TRASH BAGS. I guess they just gave up on the idea of trying to be creative and figured that everyone needs trash bags, so they might as well buy some really expensive ones to help the kids out with their baseball, basketball, football, jai alai, rugby, javelin throwing, etc. Or, maybe they just figured out that all of the other things they were trying to sell ended up in a trash bag anyway and decided to sell what the people actually use. I really don't know.

What I do know is that every year during baseball/softball season (and then with basketball if the kids end up participating in that, too) I have an order form for the white kitchen bags or the yellow garden bags.


Toni said...

"You missed the boat," says one Doofai. The reason a sports organization would sell good(translated: expensive) trash bags is really quite practical.

Sack races!

C'mon, you didn't get that? Heck, some organizations also sell heavy duty latex gloves for the water balloon toss. Happy jumpin'!

Scott said...

That's just sad. I'm guessing someone suggested it as some point as a joke and someone took them seriously.
Btw, I've changed my idea to a garage sale, because we all know THAT'S where the real money is.

Rebekah said...

Trash bags? Are you serious? and I thought selling wrapping paper was bad. What will they come up with next- toilet bowl brushes?

eally said...

You CAN'T be serious?!? Please tell me you are just kidding!

Big Doofus said...

It's true. It's their biggest fund raiser every year.