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Here’s what a brutally honest school fundraiser form looks like


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Apparently honesty is the best policy, even when it comes to going viral.

Appreciative of a "refreshingly honest" form for an alternative PTA fundraiser, Texas mom of three Dee Wise Heinz shared it with her Facebook friends Aug. 25, according to The Huffington Post. Heinz's post has garnered 235,058 shares as of Tuesday, with other busy parents also appreciating its frankness.

Emanuella Grinberg of CNN reported that the fundraiser form gives parents a chance to donate money rather than participate in a bake sale or other events that take time. Options for parents included donating $15 because "I do not want to bake, so here is the money I would have spent on those cupcakes" or $100 because "I really wouldn't have helped anyway, so here is $100 to forget my name."

For Heinz, the form was more than a good laugh.

She told CNN her children's school took a more parent-friendly approach.

"When you have three children and extracurriculars and homework, one simple fundraiser is never just one simple fundraiser," Heinz said. "It's usually three, and we can't approach the same family members for all three of them."

Those who left comments on Heinz's post agreed.

"I was wondering about such options when my daughter came home with her first fundraiser the second week of school," one mother wrote. "I'd have much rather seen these options!"

According to The Huffington Post, Heinz knows "not every family has the disposable income to simply write a check" and said traditional methods of fundraising work well in that circumstance.

More than anything, the school PTA's sense of humor inspired her to share the message, Heinz told CNN.

"We were cheering," she said. "We thought it was hilarious and a breath of fresh air."

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