Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Once again, it's who not what you know that's important.

It's happened.

We have a box of 50 chocolate bars to sell to raise money for the primary school. I have been dreading this moment because I know my will power fails when chocolate is in the house.

Our street is filled with school kids and they do not want to be buying our chocolate, they have a box already.

A mum at school pick up told me she got rid of hers on the first night they came home from school. I couldn't believe it, I asked her for tips on what to do. Easy she said, I just walked around to my Mums house, my brothers house and the in laws and made them all buy some.

Once again I realise in life it is not at all about what you know and all about who you know. In this case, who do I know that I can pester into buying 50 chocolate bars (ok, about 41, I am slowly working my way through them).

I am all for school fundraisers and joining in, but aren't there better options than the chocolate box, my hips really don't need them.

How does your school raise money?

17 comments:

  1. Lots of schools here are choosing non-choc options as a healthier choice - they're going for bulbs, entertainment books etc
    I hate the choc box run - I end up eating far too many!!

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    1. I am keen to suggest bulbs too. Of course I am sure they will say yes if I want to organise it.

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  2. Take em into a workplace, yours, your husband's? Don't know your situation, but it's better than buying them all yourself.

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  3. We do cake stalls 3 times a year (over $1000 each time), an event (last year snow ball) and walkathon. School council decision not to do chocolate as doesn't fit with school values (and yes, we're a state school)

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    1. I love cake stalls, it allows me to fill the freezer with home made goodies!

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  4. A spelling bee is good, each kid gets sponors, dont have to do too much at home, our school raised almost $10000 last uear

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    1. Wow Kim, that is amazing. I have never heard of a spelling bee that raises money. Great idea.

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  5. I am able to flog mine off to the staff at work in all of about 5 minutes. that said our school has an option. sell chocolates or donate $20 which is what they make. options are good.

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  6. I wish we had the option to do that too, much easier to just give the twenty. I think we can return the full box but that wouldnt help the school.

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  7. Pity I can't buy them from you! Postage would be a killer I imagine. There are some great fundraising tips above. We did the readathon thing when I was a wee lass too. I hope the school finds a better way that suits you. X

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  8. I agree...only because I eat the chocolate too!

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  9. I organised a wine raffle at Miss6's school - parents donate a bottle of wine, and it all goes into one very attractive and enticing barrel. Can you guess how easy it is to sell raffle tickets for a barrel full of wine?

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  10. get use to it!! I hate it as well end up buying the the box- so many more options these days !!

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  11. our preschool has the option of chocolate.. or jelly snakes :) But we can say no. I know we (the family) will eat most of them too!

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  12. Oh we just had the chocolate box too. Managed to sell some to the neighbours. The rest,....well you know....

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  13. Take them to work and offer them around at 2:30/3pm - always works a dream for me. Right when everyone gets hungry. Usually all gone in 10 minutes!

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