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Ms. Hester from Pasadena TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Give a Kid a Coffee Cart...

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn work skills and functional skills by opening and operating our very own coffee cart!

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a class of eight students in grades K-4 who have various developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. They are a great group of kids with so much potential!

At our school, 88% of students are considered "economically disadvantaged" and 74% are considered "at-risk".

Our school's mission is to provide a compassionate and kind learning environment for all in which students experience acceptance and success. We strive to help our students be responsible, highly motivated, and actively engaged.

My Project

Our new coffee cart will be the heart of our classroom's emphasis on life skills and social skills. This cart will help all of my students learn skills that will help them to become thriving members of society.

Our hope is that this coffee cart will help our students learn important life skills such as recipe following, sequencing, appropriate social skills, number recognition, reading and comprehension, financial literacy, health and hygiene, and so much more!

My students will be responsible for collection pre-orders, sorting money and supplies, taking cash and making change, brewing coffee (with adult supervision, of course), and serving our customers.

Ms. Hester
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Brand - Solimo 16oz Paper Hot Cup with Lid, 150 Count • Amazon Business $23.74 2 $47.48
Amazon Brand - 100 Ct. Solimo Medium-Dark Roast Coffee Pods, House Blend, Compatible with Keurig 2.0 K-Cup Brewers • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
White Steel Cash Box with Safe Key Lock | Tiered Money Coin Tray and Bill Slots | Portable and Compact | 2 Keys | Metal Lockable Storage Box for Change, Petty Cash, Fundraiser, Garage Sale • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Children's Apron 12.5"x19" 100% Cotton Canvas - Pack of 12 - Natural Color • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Amazon Brand - 24 Ct. Solimo Hot Cocoa Pods, Milk Chocolate Flavored, Compatible with 2.0 K-Cup Brewers • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Original, liquid creamer singles, 360 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $19.86 1 $19.86
AmazonBasics Kraft Cup Sleeve for 10 and 12oz paper cup, 500-Count • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Breakfast Blend Decaf, Single Serve Coffee K-Cup Pod, Light Roast, 32 • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, Single-Serve Packets (400 Count) • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Solo Birch Wood Stirrers coffee stir sticks C-10C, 7-Inch (1000 Count) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Domino Sugar Packets, 500Count, Restaurant Quality • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40

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