It’s very rare for me to ask my readers for help with anything – I think I’ve asked for votes in a few contests here and there, but I’ve never asked people to do something involving their wallets. And the only reason I’m doing it today is because it’s for my son. If you’re offended by sales pitches, please ignore this post and come back another day.
As you guys know, Jayden started high school earlier this month. He’s participating in the JROTC program at school, which is a big deal because it’s his first extracurricular activity since he was very young. Autistic kids don’t tend to fare too well in mainstream extracurriculars because of the social expectations, but Jayden really likes JROTC so far and I think it will be great for him in the long run.
Anyway, here’s why I’m asking for help:
It’s 11 PM on Saturday and I just found out that Jayden is supposed to sell a bunch of items from a catalog for JROTC, 8 of which have to be sold by Monday. (Thanks to some VERY generous friends, the first mini quota has been met. You guys are awesome!)
The money raised will help pay for uniforms, as well as fund trips and activities for the kids. Also, selling is mandatory – if Jayden doesn’t sell enough stuff, I have to pay out of pocket for his share of the group’s expenses. If I had known this, I don’t know if I would have let him sign up….
The company does have a website and will ship items to your home. If any of you are remotely interested in helping Jayden meet his goal (and you’re only allowed to help if it won’t mess up your budget!), send me an email and I’ll get you the information.
Is it tacky of me to post this? Probably. And again, I apologize if I’ve offended any of you. I just want to help my son succeed in an activity he actually likes. Your help would be greatly appreciated but is (obviously) not required. And I promise not to make a habit of asking you guys to buy stuff – I just got caught off guard with this one!