Volunteering Roll Call!

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Volunteering Roll Call!
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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 2:55pm

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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 2:58pm
I'm Jen. DS is Ian (7) and DD is Lucy (3). Right now, I'm the new mom meals coordinator for my moms' group. I also volunteer once a week to help with lunch and recess at Ian's school. I do a fundraising sale on a rotating schedule with other parents from the school. I just recently offered to help with the school's website (the information is SO outdated right now), so I'm waiting to hear back about that. I think that's about it for right now.
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Wed, 09-21-2011 - 12:39pm
I also dropped off a big bag of items to donate to a fundraiser yesterday.
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 3:48pm

Hi, I just found this board and can I say "Yay!"

My name is Chris and I am married to Brian and have two kids: Hannah, 12 and Donovan, 9.

I am a Girl Scout leader so that is my main volunteer focus. I also help on occasion with my son's Cub Scout troop and pitch in on other things as I have time and energy.

Right now my GS troop is really focused on raising money for a trip to Europe in June of 2013. So far we have raised around $1700 which sounds great until you realize we need that much plus another $1000 for each girl and we have five girls! So we need to raise that much in a little over a year. I hope we can do it!

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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 4:33pm
Hi, Chris! What kinds of fundraisers are you thinking of doing to raise money for the trip?

Our school just did a fundraiser last weekend. It was a winter market type thing where they sold tables to vendors at $50 each. They also had a concession stand with chili (parents donated crock pots full of chili), hot dogs, and soda. There was a bake sale table, and they did a 50/50 raffle every 30 minutes using decks of cards. They'd do a drawing every 30 minutes or as soon as an entire deck was sold.
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Wed, 11-30-2011 - 4:39pm
Wow, that sounds fun but also a lot of work.
Our troop is only 5 girls, so that means only 5 sets of parents. We can't do anything too labor intense because we just don't have the resources. The main things are: flocking, babysitting, skating party, garage sale, car wash and badge fair. So far the flamingo flocking has been the best. We have our babysitting friday night, so hopefully that goes well. We might do gift wrapping at the mall. That one is still up in the air.