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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Cart to Share Our Community's Cultures!

Help me give my students a cooking cart to share our cultures through food and bring our community closer together.

  • $1,655 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our early childhood school is now in its eleventh year serving the community. In our Pre-K class, that means over 180 students will have come and gone from this Pre-K classroom. Along with that, many other students have called our room home for enrichment classes, after-school programs, and summer camp.

Families send their precious children to our class every day, for us to help them take those first steps towards accomplishing great feats.

Children make this room their home for however long they stay and miss it dearly when they move on. It's something we take pride in, and we hope to continue doing what we love to do and that nurtures their love of learning.

I've been teaching at my first and current school for seven years. No matter who enters through that door, they are part of our school family. I hope to provide them with the absolute best education we can offer.

My Project

Food has the power to bring people together. If you think about important events, holidays, and long overdue gatherings, they are all made special because of the bonding and conversations that takes place over food.

The late Anthony Bourdain said “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.”

One of my favorite projects requested materials to make dumplings which was inspired by a timid student making dumplings with playdough. Growing up in the same community I teach in is very special. I am able to connect with my students because I see my younger self in them. The culture, the language, the food and experience we all share makes our classroom very special.

A big part of growing up was making food with my parents. I never shared the experience with my class because I didn’t think anyone cared or it didn’t matter. That same feeling existed in my student when she was too timid to share that she made dumplings with her mom. I want my classroom to be a second home to my students where they feel comfortable to do and share anything because we are family.

Food is a big part of family. I want to connect with all of my kids and their family and the way to do it is through cooking. I am requesting materials create a cooking cart where parents can come in and find appliances and utensils needed to cook a special dish to share with our school family. Connecting our cultures through cooking is the start of breaking down the barriers we create because of things that are unfamiliar to us. I hope you will help support my vision of bringing our families together in our quaint PreK classroom.

Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK26262139T 34L x 16W x 60 Open Stock Cart 800 lb. Load Capacity Number of Shelves 4 • Grainger $244.86 1 $244.86
Magic Bullet NutriBullet Rx N17-1001 Blender, Black • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Duxtop SSC-9PC 9 Piece Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Induction Cookware, Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $139.99 1 $139.99
KitchenAid KSM2APC Spiralizer Plus Attachment with Peel, Core and Slice, Silver • Amazon Business $94.95 1 $94.95
Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Black • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
BLACK+DECKER Countertop Convection Toaster Oven, Silver, CTO6335S • Amazon Business $64.05 1 $64.05
Cole & Mason H121808U 16 Jar Herb & Spice Carousel, Medium, Silver • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
KitchenAid KHM7210CU 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk - Contour Silver • Amazon Business $52.70 1 $52.70
Hamilton Beach 798527530727 38546 3 in 1 Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill & Griddle Combo with Removable Plates, 180 Sq. In. Black • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set - 29 Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Kitchen Utensils Cookware Set with Spatula - Best Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Tool Set Gift by HomeHero • Amazon Business $50.79 1 $50.79
Hamilton Beach 70725A 12-Cup Stack & Snap Food Processor and Vegetable Chopper Black • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Gibson Overseas, Inc. Gibson Home 102266.16RM Soho Lounge Square 16-Piece Dinnerware Set Service of 4, Stoneware, Grey, Dinnware • Amazon Business $46.06 1 $46.06
Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block - 13 Kitchen Knives Set Chef Knife Set with Knife Sharpener, 6 Steak Knives, Bonus Peeler Scissors Cheese Pizza Knife & Acrylic Stand - Best Cutlery Set Gift • Amazon Business $35.29 1 $35.29
20-Piece Flatware Silverware Set Service for 4 Stainless Steel Cutlery Include Knife Fork Spoon Dishwasher Safe (Black) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Hamilton Beach (76606ZA) Smooth Touch Electric Automatic Can Opener with Easy Push Down Lever, Opens All Standard-Size and Pop-Top Cans, Black and Chrome • Amazon Business $29.85 1 $29.85
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls by Finedine (Set of 6) Polished Mirror Finish Nesting Bowl, ¾ - 1.5-3 - 4-5 - 8 Quart - Cooking Supplies • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set - 10 Modern Utensils, NonStick Heat Resistant Kitchen Gadgets, Turner, Spaghetti Server, Ladle, Serving Spoons, Whisk, Meat Fork, Potato Masher and Utensil Holder • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
AmazonBasics 6-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Combo of Collapsible Colander & Folding Funnel - Each Folds to 1 Inch. Silicone & Stainless Steel Kitchen Gadget. Camper/Trailer/RV Accessories for Organization and Storage Solutions. Red Strainer • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Cuisinart CGPR-221 Cast Iron Grill Press • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cuisinart CTG-00-SCHP Stainless Steel Chopper • Amazon Business $19.42 1 $19.42
Extra Thick Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Mats With Food Icons &"EZ-Grip" Waffle Back, 4 packs • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Black 4 Piece Sugar Tongs 6-inch Stainless Steel Ice Tongs Kitchenware Bar Sugar Server Cubic Sugar Nip Table Silverware Dishwasher Safe • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
JETEHO 6 Inch Mini Small Stainless Steel Rolling Pin for Baking Professional Metal Rolling Pin Baker Roller Smooth Stainless Steel for Home Kitchen • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Citrus Lemon Zester & Cheese Grater by AdeptChef - Parmesan Cheese, Lemon, Ginger, Garlic, Vegetables, Fruits - Razor-sharp Stainless Steel Blade Protective Cover, Dishwasher Safe • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45

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