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Mrs. Furkey from Chicopee MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Class Is So Cool!

Help me give my students a refrigerator to store their supplies and TCS projects in.

  • $769 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my class represent the average of students at our Middle School. The school is an inner-city school with 68% low income.

I teach science-intro to cooking to students in grade seven and eight.

This program introduces basic skills of cooking to students while focusing on health, measurement, temperature, safety, and fun!

The program goal is to create well rounded students and introduce them to the options of our high school career tech program.

By creating many different food items the students will gain knowledge of tools to use and necessary protocol to follow in the kitchen.

My Project

With 65 students cooking about 3 days a week, there is a huge need for refrigerator space in my classroom. This large refrigerator would allow 2 groups to store their TCS (Temperature Control for Safety) foods in while they are working on cooking projects.

A new refrigerator would make my student's experiences and organization in my class so much better!

With fifty minute classes, it is necessary most projects to break up the lesson into a few days requiring the foods to be stored and refrigerated for safety. The items we are asking for would provide that for all of my classes.

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Mrs. Furkey
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Insignia? - 21.0 Cu. Ft. Upright Convertible Freezer/Refrigerator • Best Buy Education $557.74 1 $557.74
Rubbermaid Easy Find Vented Lids Food Storage Containers, Set of 30 (60 Pieces Total), Racer Red • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98

Materials cost

$613.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$652.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.22

Total project goal

$768.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$768.15

4 Donors

-$373.34

Donations toward project cost

-$358.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$346.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$294.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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