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Dr. Paxton from Lockhart TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Home Economics

Help me give my students the cooking materials needed to teach them nutritional balance and self sustaining skills for themselves and their family.

  • $1,046 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Think of a young adult who before the age of 20 may have dealt with anxiety, loss of a parent, foster care, adoption, homelessness, or the need to feel a part of humanity. Our students are a combination of this and more. Yet this is not how they are identified.

Our school teens are persistent, driven, and deserve to know they have a chance in life.

Our school family is our second home. Our students are in a low socio-economic area that lacks the personal life skills programs.

My Project

This project will provide our students with the opportunity to develop and practice cooking skills and nutritional knowledge needed to sustain a healthy lifestyle. The lessons include food preparation, communication and dining etiquette.

Students will research recipes for specific health topics such as: sugar free cooking for diabetics, baked vs fried foods, diet specific meal prep etc.

Cross curricular connections are made with: Math- measuring, recording cook time, adjusting ingredients to accommodate serving needed; ELA- journal writing about their experience, research, group discussions, cultural foods and reading recipes; Science- temperature, measuring, nutritional health; Social Studies- historical research of culinary arts.

Dr. Paxton
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GE Microwave with Turntable • Nasco $214.05 1 $214.05
Hamilton Beach Countertop Oven with Convection and Rotisserie • Nasco $160.00 1 $160.00
Digital Hot Plate • Nasco $69.95 2 $139.90
Presto Kitchen Kettle Multi Cooker • Nasco $44.85 2 $89.70
Hamilton Beach 2-Speed Food Processor • Nasco $65.00 1 $65.00
Presto Jumbo Fry Pan • Nasco $56.65 1 $56.65
Presto Cool Touch Griddle • Nasco $44.80 1 $44.80

Materials cost

$770.10

Vendor shipping charges

$77.01

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$888.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$156.82

Total project goal

$1,045.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,045.48

3 Donors

-$1,041.07

Donations toward project cost

-$888.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$152.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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