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Mrs. Cooper from Franklin IN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooper's Cafe'

Help me give my students rolling carts and start up items for our Coffee Cart that we are launching in our essential skills high school classroom.

  • $397 goal

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My Students

Exceptional teenagers are the students I have this year at our local high school. I have amazing kids ranging from 14 to 18 years old that want to learn about essential things to better their lives when they go out into the "real" world!

They teach me so much every single day and they are the coolest, most amazing kids!

I have a variety of students with physical challenges, intellectual and sensory impairments, as well as other challenges that require extra practice completing task of daily living and communication to people around them in society.

My Project

Inspired by a teacher in Texas, Shelbie Winder, I fell in love with this idea of providing my 10 life skills students the opportunity to open, manage our inventory, shop from a list they create, cook and follow recipes correctly, create appropriate food items, and run a small business from our classroom. We will be accepting donations only for replenishing our grocery supplies. The students will be responsible for managing and keeping track of the donations we do receive. They will get to practice social skills with the staff and other students in our building. We have started discussing the Business Plan and they have ideas written down as to what they want their business to be, who we are serving, and goals for this idea.

I showed my class a video of a high school coffee cart business and their specific question before watching was, "Would you guys like to do something like this at our school?" Towards the end of the video they all started saying "YES" we would love to do that!

"Sounds neat."

So this is where Cooper's Cafe' came to play. My students, classroom assistants, and myself are excited about all of the true life skills this opportunity will teach.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 10 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DESIGNA 3-Tier Metal Rolling Storage Cart with Utility Handle and Extra Storage Accessories, Turquoise • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
102 Oz (3L) Airpot Thermal Carafe/Lever Action/Stainless Steel Thermos / 12 Hour Heat Retention / 24 Hour Cold Retention by Cresimo • Amazon Business $30.99 2 $61.98
DESIGNA Metal Rolling Storage Cart 3 Tiers Utility Mobile Organization Cart with Handles Suitable for Office Home Kitchen or Outdoor, Gray • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Dixie To Go Hot Beverage Cups & Lids, 12 Oz, 156 count, Assorted Designs, 6 Packs of 26 Count, Disposable Paper Coffee Cups & Lids • Amazon Business $24.44 2 $48.88
Coffee Mate Liquid .375oz Variety Pack (6 Flavor) 180 Count • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Folgers Coffee, Classic(Medium) Roast, 51 Ounce • Amazon Business $17.59 1 $17.59
2000-count, 5 1/2" Coffee and Cocktail Drink Stirrer Straws By General Breakroom • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50

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