You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Putnam from Stephenson MI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Math for Lifelong Learning

Help me give my students cooking supplies for them to practice independent living skills!

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."

-Mark Van Doren

Students in our district are from a small, rural community in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Our community has a lower socioeconomic population, with state data showing 57% of the students being economically disadvantaged and 77% of the eligible students participating in free or reduced-price lunch programs. Our attendance averages above 95% daily with only one day this past year below 90%. Our students are dedicated and enthusiastic learners. They react well to research-based instruction. My goal is to purchase supplies allowing us to support academic and social situations and focus on individual living and life skills. When this project is funded, my students will be able to have additional resources that will allow them to thrive educationally and emotionally in an effort to meet each individual’s personal potential.

My Project

Cooking is an excellent and fun way to practice multiple life skills in our resource room. Our overall goal is to support the foundation of basic life skills leading to independent living as an adult. Each lesson extends for a week, with emphasis on math skills taught through an experiential learning environment. Throughout each cooking skills lesson, students will: read a visual/word recipe; order the steps of the recipe using keywords such as first, second, then, and finally; measure and mix ingredients, and prepare the food. Students will then take turns serving each other the food that is prepared; clean up afterward; identify tools and ingredients used during the task, and finally evaluate how s/he liked the food. Needed skills such as communication, reading, food identification, sequencing, measurement, counting, number identification, manners, and clean up are addressed throughout the week as the lessons are implemented.

Our goal is to support each student as s/he strives to reach his/her potential.

This project brings basic cooking supplies (like pans, mixing bowls, measuring cups & spoons, hand towels and dish clothes, etc.) to our classroom. The dry ingredients listed like the cereal, granola, chocolate chips, etc are needed for our September and October recipes. The perishable items will be purchased out of our classroom budget when we go to the local grocery store to shop for them. Again practicing necessary life skills to help all students reach his/her potential.

Mrs. Putnam
Grades 3-5
  • Stephenson Elementary School
  • Stephenson, MI
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Putnam is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Measuring Cups Stainless Steel by Go Simply Amazing - Complete 12 Piece Nesting Measuring Cup and Spoons Set -Perfect For Cooking and Baking - Dry or Liquid Ingredients - Rustproof and Dishwasher Safe • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
General Mills Rice Chex Gluten Free 12 oz. 4 Pack • Amazon Business $23.98 1 $23.98
Cuisinart CTG-00-SMB Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $22.08 1 $22.08
Utopia Towels 12 Pack Kitchen Towels, 15 x 25 Inches Cotton Dish Towels, Tea Towels and Bar Towels • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet (2 Pack), Silver • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sticky Toffee Cotton Terry Kitchen Dishcloth, Dark Blue, 8 Pack, 12 in x 12 in • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Joseph Joseph 20085 Adjustable Rolling Pin with Removable Rings, Multicolored • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid Dish Soap, Original Scent, 2 count, 56 oz.(Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Rachael Ray 51205 Tools & Gadgets Spoonula Set, 3 Piece, Orange • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, 3.4 Ounce (96g), (5 Packs) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
OXO Good Grips 2-Cup Angled Measuring Cup • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
365 Everyday Value, Mini White Chocolate Baking Chips, 12 oz • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Nature’s Path Honey Almond Granola, Healthy, Organic & Gluten Free, 11 oz Pouch • Amazon Business $2.52 1 $2.52

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


15 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Stephenson","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4460925],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4201344,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":14,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Putnam","authorIds":{"4460925":{"owner":"Mrs. Putnam","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4201344],"proposalHash":"-1877709990","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20937333,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDI5MzIxNQ==","MzU0OTUxOQ==","MTk1MDk4Nw==","MzA5Mjk4NQ==","NTA5MTEwMw==","MjI2Mjgy","NjQ2MDA5NA==","MjM5OTk2","NjQwNDA1Mw==","MjAyMTkyMA==","MzY0MzU0Mg==","MjUyOTAzNA==","NTQwMDI4OQ==","MTU3Mjg=","NDQ2MDkyNQ==","NjQwNjQ1OQ=="],"teacherId":4460925,"schoolCounty":"Menominee","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MI","name":"Michigan"}}