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Mr. Abarca from Arvin CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking with Special Friends

My students need new kitchen appliances and tools including a blender and food processor, utensils and mixing bowls.

  • $427 goal

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My Students

My students are an eclectic group of hands-on learners who come to school ready to learn and grow as young adults. Many of them strive to live alone, be productive members of the community, and have fulfilling lives.

My special needs students want to be recognized for their achievements and not their disability.

They are hard-working and show the same strength and determination their general education peers demonstrate. My students come from low-income backgrounds. Many have immigrant parents who work long hours in packing sheds, fields, and other physically arduous jobs.

Our school is located in the Central California Valley. It is one of the oldest schools in the community and prides itself in producing well-rounded students who have gone on to become mayors, police officers, business owners, doctors, lawyers, and many other professionals.

However, success comes with much struggle. Many of our students require scholarships, financial aid, and the help of the entire community to be able to follow their dreams.

My Project

A new Cuisinart blender and food processor will help my students become more adventurous in the kitchen, learn about the healthy aspects of cooking their own meals, and try out new delicious recipes. In addition, the mixing bowls, cooking utensils are a much-needed upgrade from our current kitchen tools which are almost older than they are!

Please help my special needs students learn safe food handling skills, proper cooking techniques, and become more confident by learning how to cook for themselves.

If all goes well, we plan to expand and provide food items and drinks to the staff and faculty. My staff and I are all Serv-Safe Food Handler certified, with previous experience in the foodservice industry. We are ready to help our students become young entrepreneurs with your help.

Mr. Abarca
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cuisinart DFP-14BCNY 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $154.88 1 $154.88
Cuisinart CBT-1000 PowerEdge 1.3 Horsepower Blender with BPA Free Jar, 64-Ounce, Brushed Stainless • Amazon Business $84.95 1 $84.95
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/Yellow • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Miusco 5 Piece Silicone Cooking Utensil Set with Natural Acacia Hard Wood Handle • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Vremi Cooking Utensils - Kitchen Utensil Set Tools for Nonstick Cookware with Spatula Turner Ladle Pasta Server in BPA Free Dishwasher Safe Heat Resistant Nylon - Black Multi Color • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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