My son was in the 6th grade and was raising money for the 6th grade for field trip. Magazines are very hard to sell these days because the schools right off the bat say don’t go door to door. But what else are you to do when every kid in the school has the same fundraiser to do too?
We found out that there were a lot of laundromats near us because our washer had gone out. We also noticed that there were a lot of people sitting around with nothing to do but wait. So, we decided to go around to all the laundromats in our area – it would take about an hour every night.
The top prize for the most sold was a Game Cube with two games and four remotes. My son had sold the most and won the Game Cube.
We found out later that the boy that had come in second his parents had done most of the buying just so he could win first place.
I feel proud of my son because he did all the work by himself and I just took him from one place to the next. He did all the selling and the talking to get what he wanted most.
My son ended up raising $1200.00 for his 6th grade class which was more than they need for class trips for that year. They ended up with a big party at the end of the year for all the hard work they did.