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Mrs. Callahan-George from Cincinnati OH is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Saving Money, Purchasing Meat on Sale and Bread

Help me give my students at school a deep freezer that will be able to store meat/bread that we use in cooking at the school.

  • $893 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students with a wide variety of disabilities that are moderate to intense. This year I taught 7th-12th graders. With their unique qualities they bring a ray of sunshine to all of us every day. I have never felt as needed and accepted as this year with this group of students. With their intense needs they are in need of a lot of outlets in order to digress behaviors that come up.

I teach 33 students with 3 other teachers and 8 Para Professionals.

The students come from low economic backgrounds, mostly with no father figure in the pictures. They are provided free breakfast and lunches. They are not immune to lives full of turmoil and strife and have seen more heartache than many of us. Yet they live on and gladly attend school daily. Most do not miss any days of school. They do not have the necessities that we have in our daily lives.

My Project

While food is expensive, buying it in bulk or when on sale is effective in saving money. A deep freezer will allow the staff/students to save donated and food on sale.

Food donated will be able to be frozen and put to good use.

With the low economic backgrounds that my students face, food is scarce at times. Therefore, having a back up plan to freeze food and use it later is and exceptional idea and much needed.

At times we have turkeys and other meats donated that can be reheated or cooked up to use in the school and in the Life Skills class.

Each month I collect over 300 loaves of bread and the students take them home, as well as staff. Sometimes there are left over loaves that can be frozen and used to cook with or even make much needed sandwiches. A deep freezer would allow for the saving of such items.

Mrs. Callahan-George
Grades 9-12
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Whirlpool - 21.7 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer - White • Best Buy Education $718.15 1 $718.15

Materials cost

$718.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$758.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$133.93

Total project goal

$892.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$892.85

1 Donor

-$892.85

Donations toward project cost

-$758.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$133.93

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$0.00

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