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Mrs. Hincher from N Charleston SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coffee Bar Ran by Special Needs Students

Help me give my students what they need, such as a coffee maker, coffee, and creamer, in order to run a successful coffee shop.

  • $1,254 goal

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My Students

Since I am a special needs teacher in an inner city school, I must say that every student is unique in his or her own way. This particular year, I have one who was very shy at the beginning, so much so that she wouldn’t speak to anyone. Over time, she has happily gained confidence and self esteem, and with our encouragement is a member of the cheerleading team. I have another who is so severely autistic that she often runs out of the room when she is displeased with the task at hand. However, she is simultaneously so loveable that she brings in a picture for me every day, which usually indicates that she is sorry for her disruptive behavior. This is the beginning of my mornings. One of my students this year was rescued from the streets, but now has taken an interest in football. I go to his games. I care deeply about each individual who passes through my classroom. Some of them stay for all three years, while others are gone in only a few weeks, due to circumstances beyond their control and mine. All in 8+ hours each day.

My Project

My special needs students are wanting to open a coffee bar to serve the teachers at our school. Running a coffee bar will help my students in so many ways. They will learn how to handle money and make change. They will learn how to make coffee, bagels, and many other breakfast items. They will learn how to serve other people. They will learn about hospitality. Each student will run their own station for a week and then they will rotate so each student will get a chance to learn all the skills needed in order to run each station. We are starting from scratch, so a lot is needed. We have asked for coffee makers, coffee and all the essentials that you would need in order to run a successful coffee bar.

Mrs. Hincher
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keurig K-Elite Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, with Strong Temperature Control, Iced Coffee Capability, 12oz Brew Size, Programmable, Brushed Silver • Amazon Business $154.69 2 $309.38
Dunkin' Donuts French Vanilla Flavored Coffee K-Cup Pods, For Keurig Brewers, 60 Count • Amazon Business $44.59 2 $89.18
Large Sturdy Handcrafted 40" x 20" Wooden A-Frame Chalkboard Display / 4 Liquid Chalk Markers & Stencil Set/Sidewalk Chalkboard Sign Sandwich Board/Chalk Board Standing Sign (6 - White) • Amazon Business $69.95 1 $69.95
Luckypack Disposable Coffee Cups To Go with Travel Lids Sleeves and Straws 100% Biodegradable & Compostable Pla Eco Friendly Paper Coffee Cups 100 Sets of 12 oz • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend Coffee for K-cup Pods, Medium Roast, For Keurig Brewers, 60 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 2 $54.52
Gevalia Colombia Coffee, K-CUP Pods, 100 Count • Amazon Business $47.98 1 $47.98
Carnation Half and Half Liquid Creamer Singles, 360 Count • Amazon Business $19.28 2 $38.56
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, French Vanilla, liquid creamer singles, Pack of 180 • Amazon Business $17.61 2 $35.22
Stevia in the Raw Sweetener Packets, 1000 Count • Amazon Business $33.50 1 $33.50
Swiss Miss Keurig K-cups Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa - 32 Count • Amazon Business $31.40 1 $31.40
International Delight, Caramel Macchiato, Single-Serve Coffee Creamers, 24 Count (Pack of 6), Shelf Stable Non-Dairy Flavored Coffee Creamer, Great for Home Use, Offices, Parties or Group Events • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Toaster, Extra-Wide, Black, TR1410BD • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
AmazonBasics Beverage Napkins, White, 500 Napkins per Pack, 8-Pack • Amazon Business $25.18 1 $25.18
Domino Premium Pure Cane Granulated Sugar Packets - Bulk Box of 2000 Packets • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
KegWorks Coffee Station Condiment & Stir Stick Countertop Organizer • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Nicole Home Collection 100 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 6-Inch, White • Amazon Business $5.93 3 $17.79
Sweet 'N Low Zero Calorie Sweetner - Case of 500 Packets • Amazon Business $12.05 1 $12.05
TashiBox Plastic Jello Shot Cups with Lids, 2-Ounce, 200 Sets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Settings Cutlery 400 Count Disposable Plastic White Knives • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Stirring Straws for Coffee Cocktail Black Plastic Sipping Stirrers 5 Inches Long Drink Stir Sticks For Bars Cafes Restaurants Home Use (1000) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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