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Parents, Please Volunteer…

As families feel the crunch of the economy, one of the sectors that is suffering is volunteering.  It seems as people become fearful, they don’t just stop spending, they stop giving anything, even time.   I ran right smack into that wall yesterday at my kids’ school.

Parents, you want things to happen for your kids.  You ask, please don’t cancel this tradition or that.  Please take office.  Please raise money. Please have a PTO so we have a voice.

But the fact is, in many cases there’s only one or two of us doing the work.  And no one is stepping up to help us. Most of us are work at home moms or work flex schedules.  I hear stupid things like I can’t, I have 3 kids.  Well our president has 6 kids from 3rd through 12th grade.  Don’t give me that bs.

I believe it is your duty as a parent to volunteer at your kids’ school at least once a semester.  Don’t give me any crap about how you pay taxes and shouldn’t have to.  Especially when I know darn well some of you don’t pay taxes.  Taxes alone are not enough anymore. If you value pleasant memories and community events that involve school, you have to be a part of it.  You have to.

Be the solution you want to see.  Stop expecting others to do it for you.

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