6th Grade Fundraiser at Applebee's on April 29th

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Why not 'eat good in the neighborhood' and help our Edgar 6th graders raise money for their class trip to Ellis Island? 

On April 29th, Applebee's on Route 1 in Edison will donate 10% of your bill to the 6th grade class if you eat in or take-out. 

Please print the flyer below. It must be presented for your donation to count.

mm_6th Grade Applebee's fundraiser.pdf

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i acutally do like what is being discussed. and i was offering my opinion (along with everyone else). i think that surrounding businesses fundraising is great. there are fundraisers to help with the costs. i know first-hand that not all parents send in money when asked. i've been a head class mom, i've been a class mom, i've done 4th grade yearbook, i've helped at the bookfair. some families send money and some don't. the ones that don't -- maybe they can afford it, maybe they can't. it's not mine to judge -- and i don't judge. i think that it's wonderful when others who have the means are able to send in extras. i've worked the bookfair and have seen people buying books for kids without cash. what a great community we live in. the reason for my post is that i find it hard to believe that people would criticize a company willing to give our schools money. is that so bad?

Some people may think $5 isn't a lot. The kids had to bring in a white shirt in kindergarten to make their Earth Day shirts. I believe it was 2 for $5 at Rag Shop (miss them) and I sent the extra one knowing there were parents who couldn't swing it. There are parents who don't send their kids with a snack in first great and the teachers have to lay out their own money to feed these kids.

If you don't like what is being discussed, don't join in the discussion.

seriously -- there's nothing better to argue about than what the specific fundraiser is??? i think that it's wonderful that so many places are willing to fundraise for our kids. it helps their business -- it provides good-will feelings for the customers -- we have to eat -- so, what's the problem?
i say, yea for applesbees -- and cheeseburger in paradise, and anyone else willing to fundraise. if you want to pay your child's way -- go for it!
if the school has a fundraiser -- if you want to support the school, then do it -- if you don't, then don't -- just don't complain about it.

I'd rather just pay for my own kid to go on the class trip instead of expecting other people to foot the bill. Admission to Eliis Island is $5, and what else is there to pay for besides the bus.

We are, too, and our daughter is only in Campbell.

Us too. While we love to support businesses in town lets face it, we don't eat all of our resturante meals in Metuchen only. If Applebees wants to help our kids, and they've helped other groups before too - so has Outback, we're happy to go buy a meal there that night.

Hope the trip to Ellis Island is a lot of fun.

My family is going to support this and we don't have kids in Edgar yet.

Yes, town restaurants should go to schools and offer them this type of event as a fundraiser. They may end up finding some new continuing customers if they place their cards right!

I think I'll go to LaRosa and give the $5 I save with my coupon to the school.

Good question - it could be a cooperative effort between the restaurants and the schools.

What restaurant in mEtuchen can handle a big crowd? What;s the scoop is the only one that can move people along. Be grateful for what you get, each town whould work together.

A better question is why don't Metuchen restaurants reach out to the schools and offer that up to the district?

"Cheeseburger In Paradise" on Route 1 in Woodbridge has a great fundraising program. From what I understand, you sell tickets for $10. Each ticketholder gets the choice of an entree and a non-alcoholic drink. The school gets to keep $8 for each ticket. JP Stevens had a Project Graduation fundraiser there last night.

I like the part where you can't hand out the flyer in their parking lot.

Not in Metuchen, and it is complete junk. No Metuchen restaurant would offer 10% back?

In order to generate a $5 donation for the school we have to spend $50. That's just crazy. I'd rather just give $5 to the school.

It's too bad that this couldn't be arranged to take place within a Metuchen restaurant instead of a national chain.

Can we just donate straight to the school with no middleman? That would be cheaper than eating out.

I thought the parents paid for the class trips.

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