I have purchased supplies at the Queen st. E store many times in the past. I am currently on the Parent Council for 2 local schools in Riverdale and Leslieville. I solicited for a donation to help one of the schools raise some funds. Once I was directed to the in-store mngr, I was informed it was very annoying and irritating that schools solicit 'literally every week'. This community supports this store, I was even purchasing some supplies while present in the store. I feel that there are many polite alternatives this mngr could have used to explain that she is unable to support our school at this time. A simple but polite, 'not now' would have sufficed. Schools reps understand that not all companies are able to donate. From now on I'm going to go to EuroFab, they donated over $400 worth of fabric and services to our event.