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This story killed me and I almost wanted to make fun of it except that if it happened to me I'd be gutted--a school raised money for a playground and it was deemed unsafe and had to be torn down!

https://www.fundraiserhelp.com/school-fundraiser-playground-equipment-ruled-unsafe.htm

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I'd gladly pay good money for: hang around awkwardly and make small talk at kids' birthday parties for a year...

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Claire Zulkey

Ok our school did one of those “no obligations” fundraisers this year....basically they just set a goal and asked people to donate money. I loved it so much.

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This is the first post I've read and already my subscription has paid for itself. I hate school fundraisers, but - it turns out - I love having a school community. Finding the balance is something I often struggle. I've had success fashioning my one-family 'no-obligation' fundraiser. I opt into the (usually most modest) "sponsorship" tier for any event that might send me over the edge if I planned, worked, or did a buy-in. Who "sponsored" the face painting booth at the Fall Festival? My family! The best part? We were out of town camping that weekend! For the school gala, I upgraded to the lowest 'fancy' ticket to get my name on some screen and skipped buy-in parties for water ballooning, pot painting, whatever. Anyone who is keeping score can see that I'm writing the checks, if not slinging hot dogs and plastic crap at school movie night.

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Just popping in to say ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 for Virginia’s house flip!

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Claire Zulkey

I’d pay money to opt out of the *usual* school events, not just these! But also definitely all of these.

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Cackling!

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Claire Zulkey

I’m definitely a “here, have some money” parent with the rationale that however much I donate it’s still cheaper than what we were paying for daycare.

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Claire Zulkey

We're actually in the midst of soliciting for hosted parties (what we call them) right now, and I'm forwarding this to the whole committee.

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Claire Zulkey

Would pay to never have to *think* about those car seats. 🤢

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Oct 30, 2023Liked by Claire Zulkey

Legit cackling!

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