Last week, I had a conversation with a friend about her frustration with a school fundraiser.
Her daughter, a kindergartner, had just come home with materials to help raise money for her school. Instead of forcing her to sell items like wrapping paper or candles, she opted to make a donation to the school instead.
A day after she made the donation, her daughter came home in tears because she found out that because she didn't actually sell anything, she didn't qualify for the prizes. If you're 5 years-old, not getting a trinket like all your friends can be devastating.
What do you think? Are school fundraisers just asking too much of parents and students? Should there be a grade level where fund-raising begins? Tell us in the comments.