I think fundraisers can be very important and I love to participate, if at all possible, but fundraisers can get out of hand really quick. Before you know it you could have a closet full of candles, cups, popcorn, cookies, cookie dough etc. You almost have to be picky about which fundraisers to give money to and which fundraisers to pass on. A friend of mine only buys from the students with the best selling argument. She will actually grill them at her front door to find out if their heart is in the candles that they are selling. I am not sure if she is training them to be future vacuum salesman or if it is just the game she plays to decide who to buy from and who not too?