Let’s admit it, most of us dread the fundraiser catalogs from school or sports teams. Do we really need more cookie dough, popcorn, wrapping paper, or candles? Ironically, I can’t seem to find enough time to “regift” or donate all of the extra “stuff” at my house. So, usually I’m not too thrilled about the idea of buying more.
Sports teams, schools, organizations—just about everybody needs to raise funds for activities, and new supplies and equipment. Don’t get me wrong, I know fundraisers are necessary. Besides raising money, fundraisers also teach children important lessons about communication techniques, math skills, goal-setting, and personal responsibility.
But to parents, fundraisers can be expensive, time consuming, and frustrating. How many times have you been out in the neighborhood fundraising with your child and then get back home only to discover that there’s a major discrepancy with the sales and money collection? Or do you feel too guilty and embarrassed to ask friends, family members—and especially co-workers—to buy from your child year after year. Do you skip the fundraiser all together, and opt for writing a check to the team or organization?
Well, I’m trying to make life easier for parents this season. Lucy’s is holding a Youth Sports Giveaway this month on Facebook. Enter here to win a $250 shopping spree at Dick’s Sporting Goods for your child’s youth team or organization. (Lucy’s will select a winner each week for three weeks, starting October 4, 2013.)
Take a shot! This season you could be a fundraising superstar—and it won’t cost you a penny.
(Click here to see Lucy’s video clip on YouTube.)