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To not want my DS's schools to send charity envelopes?

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Vagaceratops Mon 14-Jan-13 17:52:12

Which links to house points - every £5 collected is a housepoint.

On the envelope it says a bit about the charity, then tells me what £25 will buy, £50 etc.

it also suggests 'asking as many family members and neighbours as you can to make a donation'.

I cant even pt my finger on why I dont like it, but I hate charity giving being forced onto me.

Andro Mon 14-Jan-13 17:54:27

YANBU - the link to house points adds a somewhat unpleasant emotional blackmail edge (although I'm sure it's not intended as such).

HollyBerryBush Mon 14-Jan-13 17:55:35

I agree with you Op.

I choose what charities to support. I also object to the blackmail that goes with school collections.

BartletForTeamGB Mon 14-Jan-13 18:02:40

I don't like that idea. When we did some fundraising for Guide Dogs for the Blind after they visited my Brownie pack, the letter I sent home suggested that each Brownie aimed to raise £1-2 as it all adds up. I congratulated the Brownies collectively on the £160 we did raise (many raised much more) but there were no special prizes for anyone who raised lots.

ClippedPhoenix Mon 14-Jan-13 18:04:27

YANBU it's up to you what charity you give to or not. I'd send it back with a note explaining this.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Mon 14-Jan-13 19:07:57

Our school is asking for food for the food bank that we are debating going to to see if they can help us. If the price of fuel goes up anymore we might have to confused
I hate the constant "£1 non uniform" days too, I have 3 at the school and that £3 will buy me the makings for a slow cooker meal that will feed 6 of us twice sad If they turn up in uniform they get picked on, and if they turn up without the pounds not in uniform, the teachers bug them for it. I can't win!

Vagaceratops Mon 14-Jan-13 19:39:46

Sorry things are bad Pom.

Yika Mon 14-Jan-13 19:45:37

That's awful - why on earth do they make you pay for a non uniform day? (have no experience with schools since I left in 1984)

Yika Mon 14-Jan-13 19:46:05

Oh and the charity thing would really rile me too.

mummysmellsofsick Mon 14-Jan-13 19:50:22

So in other words you can buy your dc house points. YANBU. House points should be earned.

KoalaTale Mon 14-Jan-13 19:52:15

Yanbu. I dislike all school charity bullying. A nursery I visited did this, it put me off using them!

It's just an ego trip for the teacher organising it.

mummysmellsofsick Mon 14-Jan-13 19:52:53

Pom could you explain to their class teacher that things are difficult but you don't want them to be the only ones in uniform. I bet they'd accept 20p or something instead... Seems only fair as £1 isn't much for some people but is a lot for others

stella1w Mon 14-Jan-13 19:54:52

Dd just been sent back a charity sponsorship form. If she raises five pounds she will get a postcard signed by a uk athlete and if 30 quid then a signed poster. This is for playground equipment. But why don,t the kids actually do something sporty to raise the money? That would be more meaningful than cash for autographs. And today she was told to bring a toy in for charity.

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