A fundraiser can be a great way for a child to learn all sorts of valuable lessons outside of the classroom. By participating in a fundraiser, children can learn about things like finance, the importance of teamwork and why you need to set goals in life. All too often, a child can get wrapped up in the excitement of a fundraiser and a completely forget about their safety. Since this is the case, here are just a few ways to help keep your child safe at their next fundraiser!
Use The Buddy System
Don’t allow your child to fundraise by themselves! This could end up being a recipe for disaster. They should always be with at least another child. However, this is also extremely dependent on the child’s age. To ensure safety, it is a good idea that there is adult supervision at all kid fundraisers; however, at the very minimum, the buddy system should be in effect.
Don’t Flash Your Earnings
Children need to learn that there are unfortunately people in the world who are always looking to steal from others. A child should know that they need to keep their money tucked away and out of plain sight. Otherwise, someone may end up walking off with their profits when they have their backs turned.
Don’t Enter A Stranger’s Home
It should go without saying, but children should continuously be reminded that they are not to go into a stranger’s home. Many fundraisers involve door-to-door selling. If your child is participating in one of these, they need to know they are not to enter a stranger’s home under any circumstance.
Always Be Polite
Some people just get offended easier than other others. For this reason, children need to remember to use proper manners when they are fundraising. If you are a parent, you don’t want your child angering someone because they acted inappropriately.
Claire’s Gourmet Keeps Fundraising Fun!
If you are looking for a way to help your children and the organizations they are involved in develop fundraising strategies, hosting a fundraiser with Claire’s Gourmet is a great way to do so. We are happy to help you every step of the way, from choosing the delicious products to sell, to planning the fundraiser, to keeping track of your progress online, we have you covered. We have been working in schools and organizations since 1969 to offer high-quality products like gourmet desserts, pizza, popcorn, and sweet treats that sell themselves and help you meet your fundraising goals. For more information on our fundraising programs, visit us online or give us a call at 800-359-1919. For more fun fundraising tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, and Pinterest.