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Dr. Pipes from Wilkesboro NC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Warning: Hangry Students in Line!

Help me give my students a bank of microwaves for our new cafeteria!

  • $292 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my cooperative innovative high school chose to accelerate their learning experience by enrolling in college courses at the same time. Most of our students are first-generation college students, and some will be first-generation high school graduates. If not for the opportunity to attend our school, many students would not be able to go to college at all.

Students have only 30 minutes for lunch, and many spend half of that time standing in line at the microwave.

In addition to high school and college classes, some students ride the bus 3+ hours each day to attend our school. That makes their lunch break a vital time for decompressing, eating, and socializing.

My Project

Students do not have enough microwaves in the cafeteria to provide access during the short, 30-minute lunch break. Currently, we have only one microwave that was salvaged from a private house. It doesn't work well, yet every day students are quick to get in line with the hopes of their food getting hot enough to eat.

Adding reliable microwaves will minimize students' time spent standing in line and decrease the risk of illness related to foodbourne pathogens.

For the first time in our school's 10-year history, we have space for a cafeteria. Our 12th grade project management class has taken on the responsibility of turning the room into a space that meets students' needs and allows them to relax and recharge in the middle of the day.

Dr. Pipes
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hamilton Beach 0.9 Cu. Ft. 900W Stainless Steel Microwave • Walmart Supercenter #1209 $49.84 4 $199.36

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9 Donors


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