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Ms. Jennifer from Riverview FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brewing Up Financial Literacy and Communication!

Help me give my students items needed to start a coffee cart - cups, llids, stirrers, creamer, sweetener, a coffee pot, carafes, and of course... coffee and a cart.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As an elementary, school-based, speech-language pathologist, I work with students in preschool - fifth grade classes. The students are diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, Speech and Language Delays, Intellectual Disabilities, and Developmental Delays. Many of my students are nonverbal or minimally verbal and use technology, manual communication boards, and pictures to make their wants and needs known.

My students inspire me every single day with how hard they work to achieve something most people take for granted, communication at even the most basic level.

My Project

Our school district's motto is "Preparing Students for Life". Under my supervision, my students will start and run a school-wide weekly coffee cart! My students within the Access Points classes (students with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities), along with some general education peers who receive speech and/or language therapy, need opportunities to learn vital life skills which are sadly lacking from the current curriculum. This coffee cart will afford them the opportunity to learn financial literacy/money management, communication/interpersonal skills, and basic food management skills with the goal of preparing them for life beyond their school-age years.

Having these skills directly impacts my students' ability to attain and maintain a job once they graduate high school - as well as maximizing their potential for independence.

Despite their challenges, many of my students are aware of their difficulty interacting with peers and unfamiliar adults. This is especially true for students struggling to accurately produce sounds who are often shy and afraid to put themselves out there in today's world. Allowing students in the Access Points classes to work alongside peer buddies will foster communication skills, help develop and/or grow confidence, as well as facilitate friendships!

Ms. Jennifer
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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
KINGRACK 3-Tier Storage Rolling Cart, Metal Utility Cart with Removable Pegboard, Trolley Organizer with Utility Handle and Extra Baskets Hooks for Kitchen Office Home, White • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Coffee Carafe Insulated Thermos for Keeping Hot, Stainless Steel Double Walled Vacuum Thermal Carafes for Coffee, Hot Water, Tea, Beverage, 2L (68 Oz) • Amazon Business $22.89 2 $45.78
Sugar & Sweetener Assortment Box From Bay Area Marketplace • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Average Joe - 120 Pack - 12 Oz Disposable Hot Paper Coffee Cups, Lids, Sleeves, Stirring Straws To Go - (Clean White Color) • Amazon Business $30.97 1 $30.97
Delicious Coffee-Mate Liquid Coffee Creamers Variety Now with Shelf Stable Carnation Half& Half (200 Count) GREAT ASSORTMENT! • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Metal Cantilever Cash Box with Combination Lock, Decaller Large Lock Money Box - 5 Compartments with Cover & 4 Spring-Loaded Clips for Bills, White, 11 4/5" x 9 2/5" x 3 1/2", QH3010L • Amazon Business $21.22 1 $21.22
Mind Reader 7 Compartment Coffee Condiment, Cups, Lids, Sugars, Stirrers,Storage Organizer, White • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Black • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Topwit Electric Kettle Water Heater Boiler, 2 Liter Stainless Steel Coffee Kettle & Tea Pot, Water Warmer Cordless with Fast Boil, Auto Shut-Off & Boil Dry Protection, Upgraded • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Box, 48 Count • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Folgers House Blend Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 24.2 Ounce, Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23

Materials cost

$290.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.36

Total project goal

$382.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.41

7 Donors

-$192.00

Donations toward project cost

-$163.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.80

match offer

-$190.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.56

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$0.00

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