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Ms. Tom from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Twist On the Lemonade Stand

Help me give my students Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, a cooler, and a Candery Cotton Candy Machine.

  • $600 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are shrewd, savvy, brave, resilient and wise beyond their years. They attend a Title I school and live in one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York City. This is also the lowest academically performing school district in New York. Despite these challenges, they are eager to learn when provided with the opportunity and resources. Our school offers a safe space for them to grow and flourish. We have an exceptionally strong social support system, with counselors working with small groups of students on an ongoing basis from grades six to twelve to ensure they graduate from high school and enroll in college.

When my students enter the classroom and see an experiment set up, they are excited and curious and want to start exploring right away.

Most of my students come from homes where academic enrichment opportunities outside of school are limited. My students truly appreciate any of the extras we can bring into the classroom. My goal is to create an exciting, positive, learning environment for my students to explore the world around them.

My Project

Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business - a lemonade stand. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city's community-wide Lemonade Day. Instead of selling lemonade, our students will sell ice cream and cotton candy. Students love cool treats on hot afternoons. This Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, cooler, and Candery Cotton Candy Machine will be used to raise money for school clubs. Students will be in charge of setting up a budget to buy supplies and market their product. They will be responsible for staffing decisions, line management, juggling wait times and customer satisfaction.

Running this ice cream and cotton candy stand will help my students learn and exercise selling skills, marketing skills, social skills, and psychological skills.

The entire operation will teach my students about financial literacy and the value of a dollar and offers skills they need to become successful in all areas of their lives.

Ms. Tom
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Wagan EL6224 24 Liter Electric Car Cooler and Warmer • Amazon Business $61.73 1 $61.73
SUMO Ice Cream Containers: Insulated Ice Cream Tub for Homemade Ice-Cream, Gelato or Sorbet - Dishwasher Safe - 1.5 Quart Capacity [Rainbow, 4-Pack] • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
The Candery Cotton Candy Machine - Bright, Colorful Style- Makes Hard Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Sugar Floss, Homemade Sweets for Birthday Parties - Includes 10 Candy Cones & Scooper • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
The Candery Cotton Candy Floss Sugar (2-Pack) Includes 100 Premium Cones | Raspberry Blue and Strawberry | Plastic, Reusable Jars | Easy Pour Spout or Scoop | Includes Scooper | 3 LBS Jars • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Blue Raspberry and Pink Vanilla Cotton Candy Floss Two Pack (2 Pack W/100 Cones) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
128oz Blue Raspberry w/pump • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Wagan EL9903 - 5 amp AC to DC Power Adapter, 5A Power Converter, Converts 110V AC to 12V DC, Car Cigarette Ligher Socket, UL listed • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Framo 3 Oz Clear Plastic Cups in Bulk for Any Occasion, BPA-Free Disposable Transparent Ice Tea, Juice, Soda, and Coffee Glasses for Party, Picnic, BBQ, Travel, and Events, 300 Count • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Outside the Box Papers Pink, Blue , Yellow, Orange and Green Mini Taster Spoons Clear Plastic - 150 per Package • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75

Materials cost

$472.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.94

Total project goal

$599.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.59

1 Donor

-$254.83

Donations toward project cost

-$254.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$299.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$254.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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