There’s a funny middle school fundraiser letter out of Dallas, Texas going viral. As reported by the Daily Mail, a middle school mom got a laugh out of the letter her daughter, in the 7th grade, came home with a letter seeking to raise funds in a humorous way outside of the norm.
Dee Wise Heinz shared a copy of the letter titled “Alternative Fundraiser” that cut straight to the point and skipped right over all the cookie baking and other activities to raise money. The fundraiser was sent in place of those order forms that seek to send children out to strangers in their neighborhoods to beg for orders – or more likely – send mom and dad off to the office to beg for orders for their children.
According to ABC News, Heinz found the funny fundraiser form to be refreshing. Indeed, plenty of parents who’ve felt pressured by their own kids after attending big rallies at school showing the children all the gifts they could win from selling fundraiser fare would likely find the form refreshing as well.
“Please help us avoid that by supporting our PTA with your donations, and helping us achieve our goals to support our students and faculty.”
What followed was a list of suggested donations from $15 to $100 or more, along with the funny and real thoughts that plenty of parents have had when faced with the thought of selling sweets or other fare just to win their kids a series of over-priced prizes.
$15 – I do not want to bake, so here is the money I would have spent on those cupcakes.
$25 – I do not want to hit up friends, family, and co-workers, so here is the money I would have spent buying wrapping paper.
$50 – I do want to walk, swim or run in any activity that has the word ‘thon’ in it.
$75 – I don’t want to attend any fancy balls, so here is the money I would have spent on a new outfit.
$100 – I really wouldn’t have helped anyway, so here is the $100 to forget my name.
In the end, the funny fundraiser form that has gone viral on Facebook allowed those giving donations to make up their own minds about how much money they want to give.
“I am making this donation to express my appreciation for having nothing to buy, sell, or do except fill out this form.”
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