It's that time of the year again. The pre-holiday school fundraisers are in full effect. I don't quite understand the fundraising blitz. They hand out a packet to every kid in school and say go sell stuff to raise money. So far, so good. But they limit the time period to 2 weeks and you can't go door-to-door. So every year you wind up hitting the same set of local friends, family & co-workers that are also being bombarded by every other kid they know. If things were stretched out a bit, you wouldn't have people being overwhelmed in this short time frame and over the long term, people would potentially buy more. I don't need 10 boxes of pecanbacks so I'm not going to buy that many upfront. But I may buy 2 or 3 a month if they were always available.
This year, at least, they're allowing us to broaden our range by setting up a site to sell things through: http://www.foryourschool.us/store/brochures.php?sID=rsc7977
The fund raiser ends October 1st.