I assume you hate buying overpriced items in order to raise funds at school or church. We all hate it, but we all continue to do it. I read someone's advice online that said we should just send in a check and say "no thanks" to the items. The organization usually takes 40-60% on the traditional fundraisers, so instead of buying $50 in stuff you don't really want, you'd be better off sending in $25 and spending the other $25 on similar items you DO want. Here's a book on it. 

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