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Mr. Mathews from Cleveland OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Club

Help me give my students a life skill they can always use and benefit from.

  • $549 goal

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My Students

These students are compassionate, hard working and inquisitive. They are willing to learn but have been presented a bad hand in life. Some of them have become the parents by default because of a lack of parenting for themselves. So they have to do for themselves and in most cases, for brothers and sisters. I have witnessed house fires and sometimes injuries because of their willing spirit to cook for the family. These students are low income and in a poverty increased area with high crime and they still manage to work hard in school and get there despite very challenging circumstances.

My Project

I plan to teach my students personal safety as well as food safety. As a Chef, I plan to start simple by giving them techniques to ensure safety and ultimately provide them with a life skills, not only to help the family but also give them a job in life and or a option in a career path. I will teach them the proper way to handle hot cooking and preparation and simple cold preparation. I will also teach healthy and nutritious ways of preparing meals and snacks for themselves as well as how to budget and shop for the family. They will also learn sanitation and proper cleaning of materials, meats and produce.

Mr. Mathews
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK32080432T 9 x 19-34 x 4 1500 Watts Double Burner • Grainger $53.03 2 $106.06
TK32080433T Aluminum Sauce Pan wCool Grip Handle Capacity Qt. 1-12 • Grainger $14.15 4 $56.60
TK32080434T Aluminum Frying Pan wPTFE Xtra Coating • Grainger $13.40 4 $53.60
TK32080441T 12L Beechwood No Capacity Wooden Spoon Brown • Grainger $39.90 1 $39.90
TK32080442T 40 oz. Push Button Blender White • Grainger $36.76 1 $36.76
TK32080443T CupcakeMuffin Pan 11-18 W x 15-34 L x 1-38 D Glazed Aluminized Steel • Grainger $28.22 1 $28.22
TK32080439T Round Cake Pan 9 dia. x 1-12 D Aluminized Steel • Grainger $13.13 2 $26.26
TK32080435T 3 Knife Set Black • Grainger $17.10 1 $17.10
TK32080446T Stainless Steel Tong • Grainger $7.98 2 $15.96
TK32080444T Digital Pocket ThermometerLCD2-78 L • Grainger $14.00 1 $14.00
TK32080438T Pizza Pan 8 Aluminum • Grainger $3.97 3 $11.91
TK32080437T Blue Brown Green Red White Yellow Polyethylene Cutting Board Set 15 x 12 x 1364 • Grainger $11.01 1 $11.01
TK32080440T 13 Cotton Oven Mitt Flame Retardant Tan • Grainger $4.18 2 $8.36
TK32080436T Natural Rubber Latex Coated Gloves ANSIISEA Cut Level 3 Lining Black Gray S PR 1 • Grainger $1.00 4 $4.00

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