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Mr. Whitaker from Mc Kee KY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dinner, Dancing and Determination to Succeed!

My students need plates, cups, and napkins for their military ball.

  • $299 goal

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My Students

My students are from a small community in Jackson County, Ky. where over 30% of our families are considered below the poverty level.

These students range from ages 14 to 18 and are considering a career in the military.

When students join the (JROTC) Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, they are then referred to as cadets. Cadets start out as being called "fuzzies", which means at the time they have no rank. They are able to advance through the ranks as in any military profession by showing hard work and dedication to the program.

My Project

Each year my cadets form a committee to plan and execute a military ball. This ball is much more than an ordinary school dance. They must follow all military guidelines. The evening consists of a "cocktail" hour, receiving line, dinner hour, and after dinner dancing.

This military ball gives cadets real world experience while rewarding them for their hard work and determination.

During the "cocktail" hour cadets mingle with fellow cadets and their dates, while enjoying a small cups of punch and appetizers. Then cadets proceed through the receiving line into the elegantly decorated dining area where they enjoy a nutritious dinner. During the dinner there will be speeches and toasts in which the cadets must respond appropriately. Cadets must learn how to place appropriately placement of plates, cutlery, cups, and napkins.

We are asking for hard plastic plates, cups, and napkins in order to make the "cocktail" hour and dinner possible. We believe that the hard plastic plates and cups will make the the dinner more elegant and we will be able to wash these items and reuse them since this is a yearly event.

Every donation to help make this event possible for my cadets will be greatly appreciated.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Party Essentials Deluxe Quality Hard Plastic 40 Count Party/Dinner Plates, 10-1/4-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $27.20 4 $108.80
DRINKET Gold Plastic Cups 8 oz Clear Plastic Cups / Tumblers Fancy Plastic Wedding Cups With Gold Rim 50 Ct Disposable For Party Holiday and Occasions SUPER VALUE PACK • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Party Essentials Deluxe Quality Hard Plastic 70 Count Round Party/Dessert Plates, 6-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $15.22 2 $30.44
Creative Converting Touch of Color 100 Count 2-Ply Paper Dinner Napkins, Black Velvet • Amazon Business $7.71 2 $15.42
Xplosions 5 oz Clear Hard Plastic Party Cups, Disposable Plastic Tumblers [100 Pack] • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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