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10-03-2012, 12:05 AM
Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
Every school fundraises. My daughter asks my family members and maybe some close friends for money here and there for activities or the school itself.

What do you do when your nephews and nieces or friends children ask for these types of things for their christian schools, especially if it's a school that you strongly oppose in their teaching all over the map? Would you donate for just the activities (like a swim day or something)? How do you explain to the kiddos you love if you don't? Do you do a minimal amount?

I have friends who have given money to our daughter these passed couple years and their children are heading into school and I'm starting to think about the return Confused. It's only been a couple bucks here or there a few times, so I'm hoping to land the return favour on a pre approved expediter, lol.
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10-03-2012, 12:18 AM
RE: Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
We get random kids selling chocolate, bags of candy, weed, sponsorships, raffles, siblings, etc round here.
I try not to encourage the vermin as they’re probably casing the house…
Though the odd bar of chocolate is ok…
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10-03-2012, 12:20 AM
RE: Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
I guess for me, I would feel there was a difference to donating to the school's operating expenses versus sponsoring something the child is directly involved in. Then that way I would see the act as giving to the child's experience, but not to the doctrines behind the school's existence.

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10-03-2012, 10:21 AM
RE: Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
(10-03-2012 12:20 AM)Erxomai Wrote:  I guess for me, I would feel there was a difference to donating to the school's operating expenses versus sponsoring something the child is directly involved in. Then that way I would see the act as giving to the child's experience, but not to the doctrines behind the school's existence.

I agree and would only add the caveat that for me, it really depends on the specific activity.
Are they raising funds for a field trip to the creatard museum? Then my answer is no.
Are they raising funds to buy books for their library? Then my answer is no.
Are they raising funds for sports uniforms or equipment? I can be persuaded to donate for that.
A fine line maybe, but I see it that way.

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10-03-2012, 10:40 AM
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I think Erx has it right and even TT has some fine points. Though I'd be cool with buying books for the library but i'd do it my way and actually buy the books to donate. Some science here, a little science there... some mythology history....

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10-03-2012, 12:56 PM
RE: Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
Donate only if they agree to wear a Thinking Atheist t-shirt on the activity.
In fact, make that the donation.

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10-03-2012, 02:26 PM
RE: Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
If its a Christian school I don't donate to them, but if its a good kid I'll buy them something nice, like a book they've been wanting.

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11-03-2012, 05:43 AM
RE: Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
I'd have to say I wouldn't donate unless it was something completely unrelated to the religious part of the school, which, considering the heavy influence of religious within a Christian school, limits it.
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11-03-2012, 06:58 AM
RE: Christian School Fundraising in the Family.
The sad thing is that christian institutions generally provide better services because they have more money. Just donate to a secular school and when asked by the christian counterpart, say that you already donated at the other school.

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