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Ms. Hallinan from Milwaukee WI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking and Kitchen Supplies to Build Life Skills

Help me give my students the functional skills they need by giving them better supplies for our classroom kitchen!

  • $574 goal

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My Students

My students are a wonderful motivated group of students who come to school every day to learn.

My students are ready and willing to push themselves day in and day out not only in their academics but better with daily life-skills, as well as becoming better citizens within the city.

My students have all been identified as living with a moderate to severe Intellectual Disability (formerly known as Cognitive Disability). My students receive all of their core content classes (English, Math, Social Studies, Science and Vocational Studies) directly from me. On top of the standard subjects, I work with the students to learn basic hygiene skills, functional skills like basic household chores, and cooking.

My Project

In our classroom we have a small kitchen space to aide my students in building better life skills. This kitchen space is very small with many pieces and parts that have been donated but over the years many items have been broken, stolen, lost, or have been so over used that they simply just need to be replaced. For sometime now, my students have a very small selection of warped plastic plates and dollar store plastic cups and an ever shrinking number of utensils.

With your help, my students can learn cooking and cleaning skills with new, clean, and quality tools.

All too often my students and I will be cooking in class and we will go to pull a tool out of the drawer to find that it is missing or damaged so we will need to make due with something that is not made for that task at all. Situations like this can create a stressful and confusing situation and therefore makes it harder for the students to learn the skills that they need.

With these new tools, we will know exactly what we have and where to find it with ease making it more efficient to hold lessons on cooking and keeping a kitchen, no matter how small, organized.

Ms. Hallinan
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CreativeWare CH623NY 13 Piece My First Dorm/Apartment Plastic Dish Set, Navy • Amazon Business $14.99 4 $59.96
Mixing Bowls Set of 5, Wildone Stainless Steel Nesting Mixing Bowls with Lids, Non-Slip Silicone Bottom, for Mixing & Beating, Stackable Storage (1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 qt) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
zanmini Measuring Cups and Spoons Set, Stainless Steel Set of 10 Pieces, Including 5 Measuring Cups and 5 Measuring Spoons with Silicone Handle, Home Kitchen Gadget, Tool & Utensils for Cooking Baking • Amazon Business $17.00 2 $34.00
Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, White, Family Rolls, 12 Count • Amazon Business $30.44 1 $30.44
Gibson 53441.16 Sensations Stainless Steel 16-Piece Flatware Set Black • Amazon Business $5.97 5 $29.85
AmazonBasics 6-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Kitchen Utensil Set - 8 Piece Non-Stick Cooking Utensils & Spatulas - Silicone & Stainless Steel - Safe for Pots & Pans - Serving Tongs, Spoon, Spatula Tools, Pasta Server, Ladle, Strainer, Whisk • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Preserve Everyday Tableware Set: Four Plates, Four Bowls and Four Cups, Midnight Blue • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
OXO 1169600 Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/Yellow • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, Mega Pack, 150 ct (2 Pack, 75 ct) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Glad ClingWrap Plastic Food Wrap - 300 Square Foot Roll - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ziploc Slider Storage Bags, Quart, 3 Pack, 42 ct • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Spatula Heat Resistant Silicone and Stainless Steel Metal - Best Turner Spatulas Rubber Grip - Flexible Kitchen Spatula Turner for Cooking and Non Stick Cookware - Pancake Turner Egg Flipper in Black • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
EZ-DUZ-IT Deluxe Can Opener with Black Grips • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
OXO 1238580 Good Grips 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, 12-inch, Raspberry/White/Green • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper (SmartGrid, Non-Stick, 50 Square Foot Roll, 3 Count) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Glad Press'N Seal Food Wrap 70Sq.Ft Pack (2) • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Ziploc Snack Bags, Snack, 3 Pack, 90 ct • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
DI ORO Premium Flexible Silicone Spatulas - The Best Egg, Pancake, and Flipper Silicon Spatula - Versatile 600ºF Heat Resistant Rubber Turner to Meet All Your Kitchen Needs • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil (130 Square Foot Roll) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Prepworks by Progressive Ultimate 19-Piece Measuring Cups and Spoon Set, BA-530 Liquid or Dry Measuring Cups, Gift Set • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
OXO Good Grips 2-Cup Angled Measuring Cup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Mats set, Colorful Kitchen Cutting Board Set of 3 Colored Mats • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67

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