Feeling the fundraising frenzy — FranklyStein


Would you like some pizzas? If so, please let me know. We are selling them.

We are also selling cookies, gourmet desserts, pies and if the first pizza’s don’t seem tempting enough — we’ve got two different brands. If you are trying to stay away from treats, no worries, we are also selling candles, wrapping paper and gift cards to just about anyplace you shop. Soon we can offer you oranges and grapefruits straight from the trees in Florida.

fundraisersThe Stein house is fundraising central right now. We are pawning items for the swim team, for the elementary school, for the junior prom and for chorus.

If you are more of a gambler, wait a few weeks and we’ll be at your door pawning raffle tickets for season tickets to the Raven’s games or for a large sum of cash (either that or a year’s tuition at a premier Catholic girls school in the area). If you’d rather just fork over your money, no fear — my daughters will soon be collecting for a swim-a-thon and my youngest will be begging for sponsors for a spell-a-thon.

If you have a business you want to advertise, why not let us place an ad for you in a swim program at an upcoming meet? That could knock out our swim fundraising quota in one easy transaction.

If we don’t sell all this stuff, we won’t meet our fundraising quotas and the price of events will start to increase. The pressure is on. So please, won’t you buy something from us?

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FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband, Chris, and four children, Maggie, 16, Lilly, 14, Adam, 14, and Jonah, 10.