Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Schools Raise Money Selling Useful Products, Not Candy
The start of school is just around the corner, and with that comes school and club fundraising which has kids knocking on your door and meeting you by the supermarket to know if you want to buy some candy to support poms or basketball or theater or lacrosse or speech and debate or ... whatever. However, some schools are breaking free from the standard candy sales - a good move in this fitness-lacking country - and instead offering products everyone can use. For example, Beth Harpaz of AP reports on a school selling trash bags as a fundraiser instead of candy. She also spotlights many alternatives to the standard candy sales that have plagued communities for decades.