when parents do not donate or volunteer? I freak out when I have to look through my kids back packs because there is always something that I have to buy or volunteer for. School pictures, book orders, PTA, donations for the class room (tissues, Clorox wipes, crayons, . . etc.) candy for a party, . . . or there is an assembly for this or that,a field trip, or class party. I work part time from home so my work schedule is flexible, . . but with the economy (my husband had a 10% cut in pay and my hours have been cut as well) we just don't have the extra money to donate and buy everything that comes home. With tall the stress I've been through with my MIL passing, . .I am just not in the volunteering mood either.