This Hilariously Honest PTA Fundraising Letter Is Going Mega-Viral

posted: 09/01/15
by: TLCme

Honesty really can be such a virtue. Case in point, this amazing PTA fundraising letter that was sent to parents at a Dallas, Texas,-area middle school. The letter was publicized by Dee Wise Heinz, who says her daughter brought it home to her.

I love that our school PTA has a great sense of humor. This form came home with our 7th grader yesterday. ?

Posted by Dee Wise Heinz on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The options?

"I do not want to bake, so here is the money I would have spent on those cupcakes.
I do not want to hit up friends, family, and co-workers, so here is the money I would have spent buying wrapping paper.
I do not want to walk, swim, or run in any activity that has the word "thin" in it. Here is the money I would have spent on my child's "free" t-shirt.
I don't want to attend any fancy balls, so here is the money I would have spent on a new outfit.
I really wouldn't have helped anyway, so here is $100 to forget my name.
I am making this donation to express my appreciation for having nothing to buy, sell, or do except fill out this form."

Heinz shared it on her Facebook page and it's been shared more than 234,000 times.

Heinz believes it's struck a chord because so many parents feel overwhelmed by wanting to participate in their kids' schools' events but not having the time or the energy to do so.

"I don't want to diminish the value of fundraisers, but time is a valuable resource also, so I appreciated having the option," Heinz told Good Morning America. "With three kids, there's never just one fundraiser and they're never just that simple, so it does take a lot more time than you realize."