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Mrs. Chamberlain Engel from Hayward CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Little Things: A Kitchen Story, Part IV

My students need cleaning supplies, first aid kit supplies, tissues, and food containers to keep our nutritious foods fresh.

  • $346 goal

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My Students

My 7th and 8th grade students are an energetic bunch of teens who love to socialize and have fun. Our Title I middle school is located in a high-poverty, working-class neighborhood. About 60% of our student body receives free or reduced-price lunch, and many of them speak English as a second language. You wouldn't know from their cheerful demeanors, but many of them have already experienced trauma, disruption, and loss in their lives.

This year, we are attempting a reboot of Home Economics after a 21-year absence—my students love it and are getting tons of practice not only with valuable living skills but also with soft skills such as collaboration and communication!

My Project

Once upon a time, middle schoolers learned how to cook during the school day. Then the Big Bad No Child Left Behind Wolf came to town and huffed and puffed and blew Home Economics away.

For too many years, our school has had an empty, forlorn kitchen, where dust, grime, and debris ruled the day.

Slowly but surely, we are reclaiming our kitchen classroom and relaunching Home Economics, but we're still missing a few little things. We often need to store our prepped food but don't have enough containers. The GladWare variety pack, Rubbermaid storage container, and storage bags would ensure that our prepped food and leftovers are protected from spills and spoilage. We need to print our recipes, but we're out of printer ink. We need tissues when our noses get runny, but we don't have any right now. We could really use more cleaning supplies, such as sponges, dish brushes, and bleach packs to keep our kitchen sparkling clean. Last but not least, every kitchen should have a well-stocked first aid kit. We have one, but it has only one bandage size and no burn gel or antibiotic ointment. These little extras would make our kitchen a safer place.

Can you please help Home Economics, our favorite class, live happily ever after?

Mrs. Chamberlain Engel
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GladWare Glad matchware food storage containers variety pack including easy color match lids plus 4 dressing cups as a bonus, 28 total pieces • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
HP 950XL Black Ink Cartridge, High Yield (CN045AN) for HP Officejet Pro 251, 276, 8100, 8600, 8610, 8620, 8625, 8630 • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Puffs Plus Lotion with Vicks Facial Tissues, 24 Cubes, 48 Tissues per Cube (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge, Clean Tough Messes Without Scratching, 9-Sponges • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
OXO Good Grips Dish Brush • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
Adir Plexi Acrylic 8.5" X 11" Single Slant Back Design Sign Holder - Clear - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
Hefty Slider Storage Bags 30 Count, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Clorox Control Bleach Packs, Regular, 48 Count • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Container, Large, 17.3 Cup, Green • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Safetec Burn Gel 0.9 gram 144 count box • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Curad Assorted Bandages Variety Pack 300 Pieces, including antibacterial, heavy duty, fabric, and waterproof bandages • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Medique Products 22373 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, .5 Gram, 25 Per Box • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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