A drop down menu of months

Say I have some stuff in my database

Item 1 DATETIME (Sometime in Janurary)
Item 2 DATETIME (Sometime in Feburary)

And now the month is March.

I would like to be able to do this in the view effectively:
<%= select( ‘donated’, ‘donated_on’, [[‘Janurary 2006’, DATETIME for
[‘Feburary 2006’, DATETIME for
[‘March 2006’, DATETIME for
MAR2006]]) %>

so that, when the user selects the entry and submits for it, I will be
able to process that data and query the information from my db