Right now, I have the following items to sell for fundraisers for my kids' assorted activities:
8 waterpark tickets
20 raffle tickets
1 dozen dogtags
1 dozen assorted beaded bracelets and zipper pulls
Next month I will be getting order sheets to sell cookie dough. Oh, and there's also a bottle drive coming up that I've been saving my recycling for. Since we have no family here, and I refuse to take any of this crap to my work, our sales are not that great.
Lois, just say no. It gets easier the more times you say it. There is the odd item I like and I will buy it from the hordes of people who want to sell me crap, but if they get pushy, I tell 'em flat out that I don't have money to spend on stuff I don't want or need. And don't let yourself be manipulated by parents who send their cute little kids to your door. I've told parents flat out that I spend enough buying my own kids' fundraising crap.