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Fundraising For the Team - A Good Lesson For Your Child

March 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 175

It's sad, but over the past twenty years we have taught our kids that they don't have to worry about helping with the school fundraiser because someone else will take care of it.

Why have we done this? Truth be known it's because we as parents have become lazy and assuming and somehow have forgotten that all important lesson our parents taught us which was hard work is the key to any success. That the team is only as good as it's worst player..a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, that what we do individually adds to the sum of the collective.

It may not seem like it, but this lesson that begins with a simple fundraising event at our kids school shapes their thinking for some of the biggest decisions they will make as adults.

Take voting as an example. If our kids don't feel like their small contribution matters in a group fundraiser, why would they believe their one vote among millions of others would make a difference in how an election turns out?

Have you ever been in a room of 100 people all singing a song and then had them one by one stop singing? What happens? Well, first the volume and intensity doesn't seem affected, but as time goes by you suddenly notice the song starts fading and eventually the room is quiet...the song is lost, the goal is missed because someone else wasn't taking care of it.

I recently met with a PTO representing a student body of 350 kids. They have struggled year after year to reach even minuscule monetary goals and why? They have an average of 60 students participate in their fundraiser. Why do the other 290 kids feel like it's ok they don't help?

Let's look at just how much each child does matter. If this school was selling a Community Card for say $20 each and the school made $15 profit on each card sold and they had 65 students each sell just five cards the school would make $ 4875 which is half of their goal. Not good right, looks like the school is in trouble.

What would happen if EVERY child did their small part and sold only five cards? The school would make $26,050 dollars which is over TWICE their goal for the entire year. Doing your small part makes a HUGE difference and our kids need to know this. Help them learn it by fundraising, make it a lesson.

I will be writing about some new ideas to bring that I COUNT spirit back to your school and our children, so watch for my articles.

I love requests for articles, so don't be shy.

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