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Ms. Bailey from Houston TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Coffee Shop

Help me give my students the supplies they need to create this coffee cart and build vital social and vocational skills.

  • $657 goal

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My Students

I am a Special Education teacher at a Title I middle school in Houston, TX. I teach 9 students in a self-contained Autism classroom where we work on both academic as well as social skills. My goal is to help them raise money for their karate demonstration team uniform as well as develop valuable life lessons such as money management, social and memory skills, as well as gain independence. My students struggle with social communication​ and are building their skills in math, language, reading, as well as many other functional tasks within the classroom. In order to give them real-life learning experiences that they will be able to relate to. I am hoping to start up a Coffee Cart business that they will really be able to take ownership of and be able to run fairly independently.

My Project

My students need coffee cart supplies such as the Ninja coffee maker and aprons to teach them the skills needed to have their own independent jobs! As a teacher who wants to give my students lessons that they will value as well as skills that they will be able to use once they leave high school, is my number one GOAL! With this coffee cart business, our class, will start from the grounds up! Starting with voting on a name of the business, learning about supplies, organizing materials, socializing with customers, understanding hygiene, learning about uniforms, following rules, kitchen skills, and money handling, we will be learning employable skills. These are just a few of the goals we can reach with this project! Our intention is to take this coffee cart, throughout the school during the morning hours and selling coffee and tea to faculty members.

Ms. Bailey
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ninja Coffee Bar Auto-iQ Programmable Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 5 Brew Options, Milk Frother, Removable Water Reservoir and Glass Carafe (CF091) • Amazon Business $107.00 1 $107.00
Disposable Coffee Cups With Lids - 20 oz To Go Coffee Cups (90 Set) and Tight No Leak Lids Prevent Spills. Large Paper Cup Safe For Travel Beverages. Insulated Sleeves Protect Fingers from Hot Drinks! • Amazon Business $29.50 3 $88.50
[200 SETS] Plastic Disposable Cups with Dome Lids - Premium 12 oz (ounces) Crystal Clear PET Cold Drinks Iced Coffee Tea Juices Smoothies Slush Soda Cocktails Beer Kids Safe (12oz Cups + Domed Lids) • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Premium Acrylic Condiment Organizer 11 Compartment 2 Tier Coffee Supply Holder • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Biodegradable Paper Straws, 8 Different Assorted Colors Rainbow Striped Drinking Straws, Final Straw, Environment Friendly Disposable Straws for Juice, Decorations and Celebrations Party Supplies • Amazon Business $10.33 3 $30.99
Torani Variety Pack Caramel, French Vanilla, Vanilla & Hazelnut, 25.4 Fl Oz (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $30.13 1 $30.13
NOBONDO 12 Pack Bib Apron - Unisex Black Apron Bulk with 2 Roomy Pockets Machine Washable for Kitchen Crafting BBQ Drawing • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Original, liquid creamer singles, Pack of 360 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Tazo Herbal Tea 5 Flavor Variety Pack Sampler (Pack of 5, 100 Bags Total) • Amazon Business $22.92 1 $22.92
AmazonFresh Go For The Bold Ground Coffee, Dark Roast, 32 Ounce • Amazon Business $15.10 1 $15.10
AmazonFresh Colombia Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 32 Ounce • Amazon Business $15.10 1 $15.10
KingSeal Natural Birch Wood Coffee Stirrers, Stir Sticks, 5.5 Inch, Square End - 2 Packs of 1000 per Case • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
C&H Pure Cane NON-GMO Granulated Sugar, 0.10 Ounce (2.83 Gram) Packets - Pack of 500 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix, Rich Chocolate, 50 Count, 0.71 Ounce Packets • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
EQUAL 0 Calorie Sweetener, Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie Sugar Alternative Sweetener Packets, Sugar Alternative, 800 Count • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Splenda Splenda calorie without sweetener 200 Pack parallel import goods • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75

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