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Saying No,Thank You To Candy/cookie Fundraisers And Give A Donation Of $ Instead

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On this Valentine's Day, I thought it would be interesting to have a say- no- to -sweets-secret! I have a neighbor whose child has school fundraisers using catalogs to buy cookie dough for baking ahead. I bought TWO tubs of choc. chip cookie dough last year and when no one was able to come to the cookie-bake I had scheduled for my child during the holidays,AFTER the holidays when I was cleaning out the freezer and saw the cookie dough,I baked it all and ATE them in 2 wks!~Gained 5 lbs & lost it

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So I made a New Year's Resolution not to buy the dough anymore.So when she came around with the fundraiser,I said no,politely ,but my hubby came up with a GREAT IDEA--let the CHILD choose a tub of cookies and DONATE THE $! That way I get to help WITHOUT putting on any weight !!!Works for me!!
- Submitted by MOMWANTSNOWAIST 2/14/2011 in Everything Else | 6 Comments
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STILLFLYIN 2/14/2011 11:24:00 AM

    My neighbor's grandchild is a Girl Scout. This year they started taking a donation and spending it on sending GS cookie boxes to our troops overseas. They sold more this year than last year because lots of folks like doing two good things at once - calorie free.
POPEYETHETURTLE 3/9/2011 11:31:00 AM

    I've been doing this for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and any school fundraisers for quite a while now.
I'm diabetic so I'm not tempted to eat anything I know I shouldn't and the kids get to make more money when they can sell something twice!
ECONLADY 2/22/2011 7:27:00 PM

    This is what caused me to make a fundraiser at my daughters school where people just donated the money. This was done with the promise that 100% of the money went to the school. The fundraising cost was a separate of money. I would prefer giving a kid $5 toward the cause and skip the food.
GOALIEGRANDMA3 2/14/2011 3:56:00 PM

    I have a really hard time when I have to bake cookies, cakes, etc. for functions. I was very happy last week when the hospital guild called to ask if I would make cookies for the Valentine Day Cookie Sale OR I could just make a donation if I preferred.

I sent them a check. Problem avoided. emoticon
SPIRITSEEKER2 2/14/2011 3:12:00 PM

    I do that all the time and the girls selling are so excited !!
SEDONACAT 2/14/2011 1:24:00 PM

    I'm going to sound like a grinch, but I dread the Girl Scout Cookies' season because I feel obligated to buy from my neighbor's children. I've found that if I buy the kind I dislike, I won't eat any. I'm lucky that my DH likes the ones I don't. emoticon

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