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Mr. Hilderbrand from Omaha NE is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coffee Cart for Language

Help me give my students a voice and improve their social, language, articulation, voice, and fluency skills, by providing supplies to make and deliver coffee to teachers and staff.

  • $374 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine sitting through a class feeling overwhelmed because you do not understand the concepts being taught. Imagine not being able to follow 3-step directions because you can only remember the last step. What if you could not initiate a conversation with a peer or teacher? How would that make you feel? Language, whether it is understanding, usage, or social, is present in every aspect of our day. My students, with diagnoses like; Autism, Developmental Delay, Behavior Disorders, and Speech-language Impairment, face this struggle every day.

The students I work with come to school with many challenges that no person should face.

More than 80% of my students receive free lunch. Many of these students are immigrants that have lived in the USA for a very short time.

The students that I serve, whether it be new immigrants or students from the USA, have one thing in common; a lack of engaging experiences at a young age. Research shows that disparities in socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds is a big contributor to language delays and reduced vocabularies.

My Project

My students will run a coffee shop for teachers and staff. They will take orders, count money, and use skills that many of us take for granted to communicate. This project will help all of them increase their life skills, but most importantly, will increase their self-confidence. The students will use a coffee urn, cups, cart, creamer, and sugar, to make coffee for teachers and staff.

These simple supplies will help them reach their language, fluency, articulation, voice, and social goals.

They will be able to follow multiple step directions when making, serving, and delivering coffee. They will be able to initiate questions and practice communication turn-taking skills while taking orders and delivering coffee to teachers and staff. They will be able to utilize fluency strategies to decrease the number of stuttering events in a real-world or functional setting.

Mr. Hilderbrand
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Original Tubster - Shelf Utility Cart/Service Cart - Heavy Duty - Supports up to 400 lbs! - Tub Carts & Deep Shelves (Three Shelf Black) • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Hamilton Beach 40515R 45 -Cup Coffee Urn, Silver • Amazon Business $38.53 1 $38.53
Splenda 1200 Individual Packets No Calorie Sweetener, Granular • Amazon Business $32.23 1 $32.23
100 Pack - 12 Oz [16 Oz] [4 Colors] Disposable Hot Paper Coffee Cups, Lids, Sleeves, Stirring Straws - Deep Blue • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Mind Reader 11 Compartment Breakroom Coffee Condiment Organizer, Black • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Hazelnut, liquid creamer singles, Pack of 180 • Amazon Business $24.47 1 $24.47
Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar Packets, 500 Count, 1 Case • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$267.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$317.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.98

Total project goal

$373.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.21

11 Donors

-$267.04

Donations toward project cost

-$232.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.81

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.17

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$0.00

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