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Mrs. Kelley Thomas from Tucson AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Great Students Serving Great Coffee

We need a variety of coffees, creamers, tea, hot chocolate, spiced cider and of course cups with lids.

  • $1,665 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." - Anne Frank.

Our school specializes in providing a well rounded education to students who face emotional and behavioral challenges.

These very intelligent sixth through eighth grade students receive services in a self contained program called CHOICES (Children Having Opportunities In Choosing Educational Success). As academic success is achieved, the students focus their energy on the key components of the program: classroom safety, basic respect, and self initiation.

Running our version of "Starbucks on wheels" has been a huge success both individually and as a community.

This project will help my students continue their mobile coffee cart club, aptly named The CHOICES Coffee Makers. This cart offers an impressive range of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The students bring the cart to the teacher's classroom, personally take their order, brew the beverage in a Keurig machine, write a message on the cup and then deliver the hot drink to the teachers.

Think Starbucks on wheels run by students to treat teachers!

With this coffee cart, the students will have the opportunity to learn the social skills needed for future employment and social success. They will practice meeting and greeting customers, being on time for work, working collaboratively with others, dressing appropriately, financing and understanding accountability.

Help us continue this opportunity. Let's keep the cart moving.

In Their Own Words

" My goal is to Be successful" - Gabe

"I want to be good at Serving coffee"- Connor

" I want to make teachers happy"- Josh

" I want to learn job skills"- Dominic

"Lets surprise teachers with new flavors of the month"- Dominic

"I like we get to get out of the classroom and do something fun!" -Frankie

Running this cart helps us to practice our manners, learn new job skills and interact with tons of staff members. We are the only students at school who get to run the coffee cart. We look forward to our monthly meetings were we practice our skills as president, vice president and treasurer of the club.

"Having this opportunity helps us want to be at school

"Rolling the cart to the teacher's classroom and watching them get all excited, just makes me laugh."

"Giving thanks and making the teachers day is truly what it's all about."

"We hope to someday expand out to other buildings and offer the CHOICES Coffee Makers services to more teachers and staff.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Starbucks Vanilla, K-Cup for Keurig Brewers, 60 Count • Amazon Business $49.99 6 $299.94
The Original Donut Shop, Regular, Medium Extra Bold, Keurig K-Cups, 72 Count • Amazon Business $35.86 5 $179.30
Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee, Black Silk, for Keurig Brewing Systems (96 count) • Amazon Business $52.18 3 $156.54
Chinet Comfort Cup (16-Ounce Cups), 50-Count Cups & Lids • Amazon Business $12.45 8 $99.60
Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger Herbal Tea, K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 24-Count • Amazon Business $16.97 4 $67.88
Swiss Miss Marshmallow, Hot Cocoa Mix, 36.5 Ounce • Amazon Business $15.26 4 $61.04
Grove Square Cider, Spiced Apple, 24 Single Serve Cups • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Twinings Earl Grey Tea, Keurig K-Cups, 24 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Twinings Green Tea, Keurig K-Cups, 24 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Cinnabon K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig Brewers, Classic Cinnamon Roll, 24 Count • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Keurig K-Cup Gloria Jeans Butter Toffee Coffee - 24 K-Cups • Amazon Business $18.79 2 $37.58
The Original Donut Shop Peppermint Bark Flavored Coffee - 18 K-cups (1 Box) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Donut Shop Vanilla Cream Puff Coffee Keurig K-Cups, 18 Count • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
International Delight Hershey's Chocolate Caramel, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers • Amazon Business $24.66 1 $24.66
International Delight Irish Creme, 288 Count Single-Serve Coffee Creamers • Amazon Business $21.10 1 $21.10
Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup for Keurig Brewers, Pumpkin Spice, 24 Count • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Original, 0.375oz liquid creamer singles, Pack of 180 • Amazon Business $9.46 2 $18.92
Sodynee Foldable Cloth Storage Box Drawer Closet Dresser Organizer Cube Basket Bins Containers Divider for Underwear, Bras, Socks, Ties, Scarves, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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