I am writing to ask for your help. Every year, my middle school band program must raise money in order to finance the majority of our contests and activities. We've sold chocolate, jewelry, raffle tickets, wrapping paper, poinsettias, and more. Each time we conduct a fundraiser we lose valuable class time and must pester kind friends and relatives to buy stuff they don't necessarily want or need. And every year, these wonderful people have come through for us.