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04-20-2008, 06:00 AM
Man, I don't like 'em, but I gotta do the Dad thing and promote 'em.
The daughter is participating in a Math-a-Thon to benefit the kids at St. Jude's. If anyone is interested in helping her out, send me a PM and I'll forward the details (you can sponsor online).
Thanks for reading and good day to you!
I SAID GOOD DAY!
04-20-2008, 06:07 AM
But you see THAT is one that's worth hearing about and participating in dude. My boys bring one at least 1 bullshiz booklet per month wanting them to seel everything from crappy chocolate to kitchy nick nacks and all kinds of nonsense no one wants and on top of that is the monthly obnoxious Scholastic Book Orders which managed to REALLY piss me off this last time when they had a whole section of Nintendo DS Games?!?!?!?! WTF why is SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUBS selling toys and video games? are they that fuckin desperate for sales that they have to peddle this crap next to the actualy literature!?!?!?!
But yeah, Jake, your is cool dude. I'll see if we can help out man. :)
04-20-2008, 06:22 AM
They did that crappy one at the beginning of the year. Their walkie-talkies have died, now so the PTA is also doing another one (apparently they normally only do that one at the beginning of the year), for popcorn. What sucks is that the school only gets 50% of the money raised. I suppose that's better than some, but still....
The Scholastic book club occasionally has some good books, but yeah, what's with the DS games?!
I'll PM you the Math-a-thon details shortly.
04-20-2008, 07:33 AM
I just got finished doing a bunch of fundraising for the kid here. Her's wasn't for a charity, though. She plays the viola in the orchestra and they took a 3 day trip to New York to have a clinic at Julliard and play a concert at St. John the Divine. I'm glad all of it is over. They had a great time and learned a lot.
I am walking in the March of Dimes "March for Babies" next weekend. I'll support you if you wanna support me. (Not nearly as a good as "I'll show you mine if you show me your's," but it's all I got.)
04-21-2008, 07:29 AM
I hate the fundraisers that sell useless crap. My son is joining marching band, and they do scrip fundraisers--essentially, they sell gift cards and you get a certain percentage rebate on the card. So you buy $100 gas card, get a $4 rebate, and you're spending money on stuff you'd buy anyway.
They use this to keep participation costs down, and ask that each family buy $3000 worth of scrip every year. I've been doing this for two months and have gotten almost a third of the way there on gas and grocery cards alone.
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